Dictionary of Shipping Terms

 

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Y
 
Yard
Fenced off, outdoor storage and repair area.
 
Yaw
Variation of the course of a ship to port or starboard caused by the action of waves or wind.
 
Yawl
  1. A vessel's small boat moved by one oar.
  2. A small sailboat rigged fore-and-aft, with a short mizzenmast astern of the cockpit - distinguished from ketch.
 
Yield Bucket
The remaining slot capacity for a trade/voyage in a certain port of loading after deduction of the allowance for specific contracts.
 
Yield Management
The process of maximising the contribution of every slot, vessel, trade and network. Basically it should be seen as the process of allocating the right type of capacity to the right kind of customer at the right price as to maximise revenue or yield.

The concept should be used in combination with load factor management.

 
Z
 
Zodiac
A rubber dinghy. An inflatable craft for the transport of people.
 
Zone
Area, belt or district extending about a certain point defined for transport and/or charge purpose.
 
Zone Haulage Rate
The rate for which the carrier will undertake the haulage of goods or containers between either the place of delivery and the carrier's appropriate terminal. Such haulage will be undertaken only subject to the terms and conditions of the tariff and of the carrier's Combined Transport Bill of Lading.
 
Zone Improvement Plan
Abbreviation: ZIP
System to simplify sorting and delivery of mail, consisting of a number of five digits (the so-called ZIP-code) for identification of the state, city or district, and the postal zone in the U.S.A. delivery areas.


 

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