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  Terms of Bill of Lading
     
  COMMON SHIPPING TERMS  
     
 
 
     
  EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport  
  Abbreviation: UN/EDIFACT  
  The ISO application level syntax rules for the structuring of user data and of the associated service data in the interchange of messages in an open environment.  
     
  Electronic Data Interchange  
 

Abbreviation: EDI

 
  The transfer of structured data, by agreed standards from applications on the computer of one party to the applications on the computer of another party by electronic means.  
     
  Electronic Data Processing  
  Abbreviation: EDP  
  The computerised handling of information (e.g. business data).  
     
  Embargo  
  A government order prohibiting the entry or departure of commercial vessels or goods at its ports  
  The refusal by a carrier, for a limited period, to accept for transport over any route or segment thereof, and to or from any area or point, of a connecting carrier, any commodity, type of class of cargo duly tendered (air cargo)  
     
  Emergency Medical Service  
  Abbreviation: EMS  
  Medical procedures in case of emergencies on board of vessels.  
     
  Endorsement  
  The transfer of the right to obtain delivery of the goods of the carrier by means of the consignee's signature on the reverse side of a bill of lading. If the name of the new consignee (transferee) is not stated, the endorsement is an open one which means that every holder of the document is entitled to obtain delivery of the goods.  
     
  Equipment Interchange Receipt  
  Abbreviation: EIR  
  Physical inspection and transfer receipt.  
     
  Estimated Time of Arrival  
  Abbreviation: ETA  
  The expected date and time of arrival in a certain (air)port.
 
     
  Estimated Time of Departure  
  Abbreviation: ETD  
  The expected date and time when a certain (air)port is left.
 
     
Ex Works (...named place)
 
  Abbreviation: EXW  
   
Export  
The process of carrying or sending goods to another country or countries, especially for purposes of use or sale in the country of destination. The sale of products to clients abroad.  
   
Export Licence  
Document granting permission to export as detailed within a specified time.  
   
Exporter  
The party responsible for the export of goods.