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 Alpha  Services  Worldwide,  Incorporated  d/b/a

 Alpha  Logistics  Worldwide  -  Tariff  0001  Rev.00

 FMC Organization No.: 027077 |  License No.: 027077NF

 Published:  25 April 2019  |  Effective: 25 April 2019

Rule 29: Abbreviations, Codes and Symbols

EXPLANATION OF ABBREVIATIONS

A..........Increase

Ad Val.....Ad Valorem

AI.........All Inclusive

BF.........Board Foot or Board Feet

B/L........Bill of Lading

BAF........Bunker Adjustment Factor

BM.........Board Measurement

C..........Change in tariff Item

CAF........Currency Adjustment Factor

CBM/CM/M3..Cubic Meter

CC ........Cubic Centimeter

CFS........Container Freight Station

CFT........Cubic Foot or Cubic Feet

CLD........Chilled

CM.........Centimeter

CU.........Cubic

CWT........Cubic Weight

CY.........Container Yard

D..........Door

DDC........Destination Delivery Charge

E..........Expiration

ET.........Essential Terms

Etc........Et Cetera

FAK........Freight All Kinds

FAS........Free Alongside Ship

FB.........Flat Bed

FCL........Full Container Load

FEU........Forty Foot Equivalent Unit

FI.........Free In

FIO........Free In and Out

FIOS.......Free In, Out and Stowed

FO.........Free Out

FOB........Free On Board

FMC........Federal Maritime Commission

FR.........Flat Rack

Ft.........Feet or Foot

GOH........Garment on Hanger

H..........House

HAZ........Hazardous

I..........New or Initial Tariff Matter

K/D........Knocked Down

KDF........Knocked Down Flat

Kilos......Kilograms

K/T........Kilo Ton

Lbs........Pounds

LCL /LTL...Less than Container/Truck Load

LS.........Lump Sum

L/T........Long Ton (2240 Lbs.)

M..........Measure

Max........Maximum

MBF / MBM..1,000 Feet Board Measure

Min........Minimum

MM.........Millimeter

MQC........Minimum Quantity Commitment

N/A........Not Applicable

NRA........Negotiated Rate Arrangements

NSA........NVOCC Service Arrangements

NHZ........Non-Hazardous

NOS........Not otherwise specified

OT.........Open Top

P..........Pier

Pkg........Package or Packages

PRC........People's Republic of China

PRVI.......Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

R..........Reduction

RE.........Reefer / Refrigerated

R/T........Revenue Ton

RY.........Rail Yard

SL&C.......Shipper's Load and Count

Sq. Ft.....Square Foot or Square Feet

S/T........Short Ton (2000 lbs.)

SU or S/U..Set Up

TEU........Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit

THC........Terminal Handling Charge

TRC........TRC Terminal Receiving Charge

USA........United States of America

USD........United States Dollars

VEN........Ventilated

VIZ........Namely

VOL........Volume

W..........Weight

W/M........Weight/Measure


PRIVACY POLICY

All information we obtain from this website and associated pages, forms, plug-ins, and cookies are solely for our marketing, sales, and site analysis purposes. We do not share, sell, lend, or disclose such information with any entity that is not part of Alpha Services Worldwide, Inc. or its subsidiaries. By continuing to use this site, you are accepting our privacy policy.

BOOKING AND CANCELLATION POLICY

1) Our freight quotations are generally valid for 15 days unless otherwise stated within our "Freight Quotation" form, NRA (Negotiated Rate Arrangement) or NSA (NVOCC Service Arrangement); 2) Cargo is booked and moved per "ALPHA LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE FREIGHT FORWARDING TERMS AND CONDITIONS" as revised; "ALPHA LOGISTICS WORLDWIDE - Tariff 0001" as revised published and made available at www.alphalogisticsworldwide.com/tariff; and any other instrument provided with terms, policies, and notices; 3) Fuel surcharge (fsc) may vary slightly as published or provided by pre-carrier(s) at time to loading; 4) Documentation (shippers letter of instruction, packing list, commercial invoice) are included. If any special/additional documentation or filing beyond those are required per the cargo content or "known" destination country requirements, there may be additional documentation fees applied; 5) If shipping vehicle(s), special fees will be assessed for filing and pre-clearing through AES; 6) If shipping hazardous material, special handling fees above normal documentation will be assessed; 7) All shipment departure/sail and arrival dates/times are estimates and subject to change without notice; 8) All documentation are required to be in at minimum ninety-six hours (96 hours) prior to cargo sailing/departure or before container is in-gated. If shipping vehicles, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requires a minimum of 72-hours (seventy two hours) to clear vehicle titles for shipment AND Alpha Logistics Worldwide requires original titles and relevant information in office at least 168-hours/7-days prior to scheduled ship sailing date; 9) Failure to provide complete, accurate, timely, and necessary cargo information may result in storage, extra handling, shipment change/roll-over, demurrage, and/or detention fees applied by CBP, Port Authority, Pre-Carriers, Carrier, and any other party handling your cargo; 10) At any time during the course of your shipment, after presentation and/or settling of final invoice, you may request a breakout of all charges relating to your cargo. 11) A non-refundable $500 cancellation fee will be assessed by Alpha Logistics Worldwide plus any other charges levied by contracted parties providing handling, forwarding, storing, processing, warehousing, insuring, and other services/products; 12) Your (Shipper/Exporter) agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless, Alpha Logistics Worldwide and its parent, predecessor, successors and affiliates and their officers, directors, shareholders, employees and agents from and against any damage, loss, fine, penalty, fee, expense, or liability of any type or kind whatsoever incurred or sustained by them or applied to this shipment, arising out of, based upon or relating to the booking and forwarding of the cargo set forth in the Freight Quotation arising from actions taken by CBP, Ocean Carriers, Pre-Carriers, Storage Facilities, Loaders and Handlers, or as a result of Shipper's failure to adhere to any of the provisions in paragraphs 1-9 above.

OUR PAYMENT POLICY

As an OTI (Ocean Transport Intermediary) we are the facilitating entity amongst all parties involved in the shipping process. Accordingly, we serve as the conduit through which information and money is collected and disbursed. WE DO NOT ACCEPT OR PAYOUT IN CASH. Acceptable payment methods are:

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