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A container with a discharge hatch in the front wall; allows bulk commodities to
be carried.

Bulkhead

- A partition separating one part of a ship, freight car, aircraft or truck from
another part.

Bull Rings

Cargo-securing devices mounted in the floor of containers; allow lashing and
securing of cargo.

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Bunker Charge

An extra charge sometimes added to steamship freight rates; justified by higher
fuel costs. (Also known as Fuel Adjustment Factor or FAF.)

Bunkers

A Maritime term referring to Fuel used aboard the ship. Coal stowage areas aboard
a vessel in the past were in bins or bunkers.

Bridge Point

An inland location where cargo is received by the ocean carrier and then moved to
a coastal port for loading.

Bridge Port

A port where cargo is received by the ocean carrier and stuffed into containers but
then moved to another coastal port to be waded on a vessel.

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C&F Terms of Sale, or INCOTERMS.

Obsolete, albeit heavily used, term of sale meaning "cargo and freight" whereby
Seller pays for cost of goods and freight charges up to destination port. In July,
1990 the International Chamber of Commerce replaced C&F with CFR.

Cabotage

Water transportation term applicable to shipments between ports of a nation;
commonly refers to coast-wise or inter-coastal navigation or trade. Many nations,
including the United States, have cabotage laws which require national flag vessels
to provide domestic interport service.

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