ACP: Groupe des Etats d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique
AEO: “Authorized Economic Operator” for European Customs: This is an official agreement delivered by the European Customs authority: agreement for customs or agreement for security. Phoenix TFS is certified for both.
ASYCUDA: “Automated SYstem for CUstoms Data”
BSC / BESC: “Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargaison”” (can also be called ECTN, ASI, ACD, etc. (Electronic Cargo Tracking Note, Advanced Shipment Information, Advanced Cargo Declaration, etc.).
BULK cargo: Loose – unpackaged – non-containerized cargo.
ECTN: “Electronic Cargo Tracking Note” (can also be called BESC, ASI, ACD, ENS, etc. (Bordereau Electronique de Suivi de Cargaison, Advanced Shipment Information, Advanced Cargo Declaration, etc.).
ENS: “Entry Summary Declaration”
B/L: “Bill of lading”: A document issued by a maritime carrier, or its agent, to the shipper as a contract of carriage of goods. It is also a receipt for cargo accepted for transportation, and must be presented for collecting the delivery at destination.
ISPS code: “International Ship and Port facility Security” (International standard) is a comprehensive set of measures to enhance the security of ships and port facilities implemented in SOLAS special measures in 1974.
IMO/ILO: “International Maritime Organization” / “Internationnal Labour Organization”: Code of practice on security in ports/ Maritime safety committee.
PHOENIX TFS: PHOENIX Trade Facilitation & Security
RACI: Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed
SOLAS: “”Safety Of Life At Sea””: International convention for the safety of life at sea
TEU: “Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit”: This is the standard unit for describing containers: for example 1 Container 20’ = 1 TEUs, 1 container 40’ = 2 TEUs.
UNCTAD: “United Nations Conference on Trade and Development ”
WCO: “World Customs Organization”
WTO: “World Trade Organization”