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F.O.B.

Free on Board: Export term in which the price quoted by the exporter does not include the costs of ocean transportation, but does include loading on board the vessel.

FAC

Fast as can

FACS

Federation of American Controlled Shipping.

Fairlead

a fitting used to change the direction of a line without chafing

FAS

Free Alongside Ship. Seller delivers goods to appropriate dock or terminal at port of embarkation and buyer covers costs and risks of loading

FATHOM

Six feet.

Fathom

a measurement relating to the depth of water, one fathom is 6 feet

FCA

Free to Carrier. A modern equivalent of FAS used in intermodal transport where goods are transferred at a nominated forwarders premises, depot or terminal but not actually on board vessel.

FCC

fully cellular containership

FCO

financed,constructed and operated

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FD (FDIS)

Free Discharge

FDD

Freight Demurrage Deadfreight

FDEDANRSAOCLONL

Freight Deemed Earned, Discountless And Non-Returnable (Refundable) Ship And Or Cargo Lost Or Not Lost

FDESP

Free Despatch

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION (FMC)

Authorized tariffs and rate-making procedures on conferences operating in the United States.

FEEDER

a grain container or reservoir constructed around the hatchway between two decks of a ship which when filled with grain automatically feeds or fills in the vacant areas in the lower holds.

FENDER

A cushion, placed between ships, or between a ship and a pier, to prevent damage

FEU

Forty Foot Equivalent Units (Containers).

FHEX

Fridays/Holidays Excluded

FHINC

Fridays/Holidays Included

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FIGURE EIGHT KNOT

a knot in the form of a figure eight, placed in the end of a line to prevent the line from passing through a grommet or a block.

FILO

Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight with which the shipper pays load costs and the carrier pays for discharge costs.

FIO

Free In/Out. Freight booked FIO includes the seafreight, but no loading/discharging costs, i.e. the charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo.

FIOS

Free In/Out Stowed. As per FIO, but excludes stowage costs.

FIOST

Free In/Out and Trimmed. Charterer pays for cost of loading/discharging cargo, including stowage and trimming.

FIOT

Free In/Out and Trimmed. As per FIOS but includes trimming, e.g. the levelling of bulk cargoes. FIOS includes seafreight, but excludes loading/discharging and stowage costs.

FIREMAN

An unlicensed member of the engine, room staff whose duties consist in standing watch in the boiler room and insuring the oil burning equipment is working properly.

FIRST ASSISTANT ENGINEER

in charge of four to eight watch. usually works from eight to four handling engine maintenance. Assigns duties to unlicensed personnel and monitors and records overtime. Consults with chief regarding work priorities.

FIRST MATE (CHIEF MATE)

In charge of four to eight watch. Directly responsible for all deck operations (cargo storage and handling, deck maintenance deck supplies). Assigns and checks deck department overtime. Ship's medical officer.

First Refusal

First attempt at best offer that can be matched

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FIT

Free In Trimmed

FIW

Free In Wagon

FIXING

Chartering a Vessel

Fixture

Conclusion of shipbrokers negotiations to charter a ship - an agreement

FIXTURE

Conclusion of shipbrokers negotiations to charter a ship - an agreement

FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE

The registration of ships in a country whose tax on the profits of trading ships is low or whose requirements concerning manning or maintenance are not stringent. Sometimes referred to as flags of necessity; denotes registration of vessels in foreign na

FLARE

The outward curve of a vessel's sides near the bow. A distress signal.

FLATPACKING

Cargo to be presented stacked and secured as an integral unit.

FLOATING OIL STORAGE

oil stored on floating vessels. it has been the practice for oil to be stored in large laid-up oil tankers in order to offset the loss involved while the tankers are inactive.

FLOOD

a incoming current.

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FLOORBOARDS

the surface of the cockpit on which the crew stand.

FLT

Full Liner Terms

FLUKE

The palm of an anchor.

FMC

Federal Maritime Commission.

FME

Force Majeure Excepted

FMS

Fathoms

FNI

Fellow of The Nautical Institute

FO

Fuel oil/free out

FO1

For Orders

FO2 (IFO)

Fuel Oil/Intermediate FO

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FO3

Free Out

FOB

Free on Board. Seller sees the goods "over the shipÂ’s rail" on to the ship which is arranged and paid for by the buyer

FOFFER

Firm Offer

FOG

For Our Guidance

FOLLOWING SEA

an overtaking sea that comes from astern.

Foot

the bottom part of a sail

FOQ

Free On Quay

FOR

Free On Rail

Force Majeure

Clause limiting responsibilities of charterers, shippers and receiver of cargo

FORCE MAJEURE

Clause limiting responsibilities of the charterers, shippers and receivers of cargo.

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FORE-AND-AFT

In a line parallel to the keel

FORECASTLE

The raised part of the forward end of a ship's hull. The inside space may be used for crew accommodation or quarters, though on new ships this space is being used for the storage of paints, tackle, deck and engine stores, tarpaulins, etc.

Foremast

the forward mast of a boat with more that one mast

FOREPEAK

a compartment in the bow of a small boat.

Foresail

the jib

FORWARD

Toward the bow of the ship

FOT

Free On Truck

Fouled

entangled or clogged

FOULED

any piece of equipment that is jammed or entangled, or dirtied.

FOW1

First Open Water

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FOW2

Free On Wharf

FP

Free Pratique. Clearance by the Health Authorities

FPSO

floating production,storage and offloading system

FR

First Refusal. First attempt at best offer that can be matched

FREE DESPATCH

If loading/discharging achieved sooner than agreed, there will be no freight money returned.

FREE EXINS

Free of any Extra Insurance (Owners)

FREE OUT

Free of discharge costs to owners. Includes seafreight only.

Free Pratique

Clearance by the Health Authorities

FREEBOARD

The minimum vertical distance from the surface of the water to the gunwale

Freight

Money payable on delivery of cargo in a mercantile condition.

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FREIGHT FORWARDER

Arranges shipments for customers usually break bulk. Does Not actually carry the cargo or conduct business for the ship.

FREIGHT RATE

the charge made for the transportation of freight.

FRT

Freight. Money payable on delivery of cargo in a mercantile condition

Frustration

Charterers when cancelling agreement sometimes quote 'doctrine of frustration' i.e. vessel is lost, extensive delays.

FRUSTRATION

Charterers when cancelling agreement sometimes quote 'doctrine of frustration' i.e. vessel is lost, extensive delays.

FSA

formal safety assessment

FTP

file transfer protocol

Furl

to fold or roll a sail and secure it to its main support

FWAD

Fresh Water Arrival Draft

FWDD

Fresh Water Departure Draft

FYG

For Your Guidance

FYI

For Your Information

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