Import Terms

Bill of Lading (B/L)

A bill of lading (sometimes abbreviated as B/L or BoL) is a document issued by a carrier (or his agent) to acknowledge receipt of cargo for shipment.

Master Bill of Lading (M/B/L)

This is called MBL Master Bill of Lading. In a master bill of lading, the shipper will be the freight forwarder who delivers the cargo to main carrier and the consignee, the overseas counterpart party of the freight forwarder who receives the goods from final.

Terminal Handling Charge (THC)

Terminal Handling Charge, as the name suggests, is a charge levied by a port terminal for the handling of cargo at a specific terminal within a specific port in a specific country.

Delivery Order (DO)

A delivery order (abbreviated D/O) is a document from a consignee, or an owner or his agent of freight carrier which orders the release of the transportation of cargo to another party.


Delivering the container to the Consignee. The Carrier delivers the loaded container to the consignee at the time and place stipulated by the Carrier to the place in the container yard or in other warehouse area in the port of discharge.

What is CFS ?

A container freight station fee is assessed for LCL shipments. After arriving at the destination port, LCL cargo is taken to a container freight station (CFS) to be deconsolidated; after that, it’s loaded into a truck and transported to the final destination. The CFS charges a fee for this deconsolidation service, based on the volume of the cargo.

Car Packing in a container