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Abbreviation for "Currency Adjustment Factor." A charge, expressed as a
percentage of a base rate, that is applied to compensate ocean carriers of
currency fluctuations.

Carnet

A Customs document permitting the holder to temporarily carry or send
merchandise into certain foreign countries (for display, demonstration or similar
purposes) without paying duties or posting bonds. Any of various Customs
documents required for crossing some international borders.

Captain's Protest

A document prepared by the captain of a vessel on arriving at port; shows
conditions encountered during voyage, generally for the purpose of relieving ship
owner of any loss to cargo and shifting responsibility for reimbursement to the
insurance company.

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Carfloat

A barge equipped with tracks on which up to about 12 railroad cars are moved in
harbors or inland waterways.

Car Pooling

Use of individual carrier/rail equipment through a central agency for the benefit
of carriers and shippers.

Car Seal

Metal strip and lead fastener used for locking freight car or truck doors. Seals are
numbered for record purposes.

Cargo

Freight loaded into a ship.

Cargo Manifest

A manifest that lists all cargo carried on a specific vessel voyage.

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