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TMT USA : 3 locations : Boston - Houston - Miami

 

 

TMT France becomes AEO

Opening a new Warehouse in Le Havre France
 Implementing Warehouse Management System

 

 

 

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> Winexpo Bordeaux France from 2017-06-18 to 2017-06-21

 

> PPI transport Symposium 22 from 2017-09-25 to 2017-09-27

 

 

PRACTICAL ISSUES
 

> Distribution of spirits
in the United States :
what you need to know

 

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W

ABNORMAL DEMAND : Demand in any period that is outside the limits established by management policy. This demand may come from a new customer or from existing customers whose own demand is increasing or decreasing. Care must be taken in evaluating the nature of the demand: Is it a volume change, is it a change in product mix, or is it related to the timing of the order.

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE (A/P) : The value of goods and services acquired for which payment has not yet been made.


ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE (A/R) : The value of goods shipped or services rendered to a customer on whom payment has not been received. Usually includes an allowance for bad debts.


ADVANCED SHIP¨MENT NOTICE (ASN) : An EDI term referring to a transaction set (ANSI 856) where the supplier sends out a notification to interested parties that a shipment is now outbound in the supply chain. This notification is list transmitted to a customer or consignor designating items shipped. The ASN may also include the expected time of arrival.


AD VALOREM DUTY
: A duty calculated as a percentage of the shipment value. Also see: Duty


AGENT : An enterprise authorized to transact business for, or in the name of, another enterprise


AIR CARGO : Freight that is moved by air transportation.


AIR CARGO AGENT : An agent appointed by an airline to solicit and process international airfreight shipments.


AIR CARGO CONTAINERS : Containers designed to conform to the inside of an aircraft. There are many shapes and sizes of containers. Air cargo containers fall into three categories: 1) air cargo pallets 2) lower deck containers 3) box type containers.


AIR CARRIER : An enterprise that offers transportation service via air. 

AIRPORT AND AIRWAY TRUST FUND : A federal fund that collects passenger ticket taxes and disburses those funds for airport facilities.


AIR TAXI : An exempt for-hire air carrier that will fly anywhere on demand; air taxis are restricted to a maximum payload and passenger capacity per plane.


AIR TRANSPORT ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA : A U.S. airline industry association.


AIR WAYBILL (AWB) : A bill of lading for air transport that serves as a receipt for the shipper, indicates that the carrier has accepted the goods listed, obligates the carrier to carry the consignment to the airport of destination according to specified conditions.
 

ALL IN : The total price to move cargo from origin to destination, inclusive of all charges.


ALL WATER : Term used when the transportation is completely by water.


AMS : The U.S. Customs’ “Automated Manifest System.”

 

ARBITRARY : A stated amount over a fixed rate to one point to make a rate to another point.


ARRIVAL NOTICE : A notification by carrier of ship’s arrival to the consignee, the “Notify Party,” and – when applicable – the “Also Notify Party.” These parties in interest are listed in blocks 3, 4 and 10, respectively, of the Bill of Lading.


ASC X12 : American Standards Committee X12 responsible for developing EDI standards for the United States


A.T.A. : American Trucking Association.


AUTOMATED BROKER INTERFACE (ABI) : The U.S. Customs program to automate the flow of customs-related information among customs brokers, importers, and carriers.


AWB : See Air Waybill)