Vận chuyển Glossary

USDA: United States Department of Agriculture.

Vanning: A term sometimes used for stowing cargo in a container.

Ventilated Container: A container designed with openings in the side and/or end walls to permit the ingress of outside air when the doors are closed.

Vessel's Manifest: Statement of a vessel's cargo (revenue, consignee, marks, etc.).

Vol.: Volume.

Voyage Direction: The sector of a round trip voyage normally denoted by the direction of the sailing.

Voyage Number: The numeric identification of a round trip sailing of a vessel on a fixed trade lane.

War Risk: Insurance coverage for loss of goods resulting from any act of war.

Warehouse: A place for the reception and storage of goods.

Waybill (WB): A document prepared by a transportation line at the point of a shipment; shows the point of the origin, destination, route, consignor, consignee, description of shipment and amount charged for the transportation service. A waybill is forwarded with the shipment or sent by mail to the agent at the transfer point or waybill destination. Abbreviation is WB. Unlike a bill of lading, a waybill is not a document of title.

Weight Cargo: A cargo on which the transportation charge is assessed on the basis of weight.

Wharfage (Whfge.):  A charge assessed by a pier or dock owner against freight handled over the pier or dock or against a steamship company using the pier or dock.