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Shipping Glossary
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COMMON SHIPPING TERMS
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Hague Rules
  International convention for the unification of certain rules, relating to Bills of Lading (1924). These Rules include the description of responsibilities of Shipping Lines.
   
Hague-Visby Rules
  Set of rules, published in 1968, amending the Hague Rules.
   
Hamburg Rules
  United Nations Convention on the carriage of goods by sea of 1978 adopted in 1992.
   
Harmonized System
  Abbreviation: HS
 
It is a numeric multi purpose system, the international convention on the HS was established under auspices of the World Customs Organisation in 1983, for the classification of goods with its six digits covering about 5000 descriptions of the products or groups of products most commonly produced and traded. It is designed for customs services, but can also be used for statistics, transport purposes, export, import and manufacturing.
   
Haulage
  The inland carriage of cargo or containers between named locations/points.
 
Merchant inspired Carrier Haulage or customer nominated Carrier Haulage or shipper preferred Carrier Haulage service performed by a sub-contractor of the merchant
  Carrier inspired Merchant Haulage means Haulage service performed by a sub- contractor of the Carrier
   
Haulier
  Road carrier.
   
HI (OR High) Cube
  Any container exceeding 102 inches in height.
   
House Air Waybill
  An air waybill issued by an airfreight consolidator.
   
House to House Transport
  The transport of cargo from the premises of the consignor to the premises of the consignee.
 
Note: In the United States the term 'Point to Point Transport' is used instead of the term 'Door to Door Transport', because the term 'house' may mean 'customs house' or 'brokers house', which are usually located in the port.
   
Hub
 
The central transhipment point in a transport structure, serving a number of consignees and/or consignors by means of spokes. The stretches between hubs mutually are referred to as trunks.
 
 
 
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