CargoDocs has a lot of business terminology that is usually not easy to get through a developer's point of view. There are references to documentation standards used across the API and day-to-day business transactions. We have tried to cover the majority of the commonly used terminologies throughout the API documentation and endpoints.
|The exporter’s bank.
|Bill of lading (BoL)
|A negotiable transport document issued by the carrier
|The purchaser of goods, and typically the consignee on the bill of lading
|An exact digital replica of the front and back of the paper BoL format(s) used by the carrier
|A technical and legal platform that enables the use of original electronic bills of lading and supporting documents in cross-border shipments.
|The container line, NVOCC or breakbulk carrier
|The UUID provided for the relevant Consignor, Consignee, Trader, End Receiver, Inspector, Bank, and/or Vessel/Line/NVOCC involved in a transaction.
|Consignor / Shipper
|The party identified as the Consignor on the eBoL.
|The party identified as the Consignee on the eBoL.
|The legal framework that must be signed before using CargoDocs, as it ensures the validity of original electronic bills of lading across companies and countries.
|DSUA stands for Développement Social et Urbain de l'Agglomération de Montpellier. TThis is a legal framework that must be signed before using CargoDocs, as it ensures the validity of original eBoLs across companies and countries
|a set of electronic documents made up of an eBoL or eWW and the support documents required to be delivered to the Consignee/buyer under the relevant sales contract; there is typically one eSet per parcel/lot.
|aka DocEx, is the CargoDocs module that enables signing and transferring original electronic documents, presenting them to banks, and otherwise managing eBoLs through their lifecycle.
|The importer’s bank.
|A container line that issues an electronic Ocean BoL (eOBL).
|A software token, required to CargoDocs web interface or to action eDocs within CargoDocs via the API.
|a BoL that can be endorsed to a new holder; typically a Negotiable BoL will be made out to the legal name of the Consignee or their order (or equivalent wording) or To Bearer.
|NVOCC stands for Non-Vessel Owning Common Carrier. A non-vessel-owning cargo carrier that issues an electronic House BoL (eHBL). NVOCC operation comprises sales, stuffing, and transport of the containers to gateway ports. The bill of lading issue and overseas distribution is taken care of by the agents of NVOCC.
|A copy of a BoL that is marked Non-Negotiable.
|Output that has been pre-accepted by Import Customs Authorities, with some form of stamp that demonstrates it is not an original negotiable, such as For Customs Purposes Only.
|A specific amount of cargo of a specific grade + type, for a specific buyer; likely there will be more than one Parcel in any one shipment.
|The UUID is associated with a set/eSet of documents for the relevant Parcel.
|The purchaser of goods, and typically the shipper on the bill of lading.
|The UUID associated with a set/eSet of documents
|Ship Owner / Operator
|The company that owns or operates the tramp Vessel, i.e., tanker of dry bulker.
|CargoDocs separates shipments into Liner (for containerized shipments), bulker (for all bulk shipments, including tanker and dry bulk), and Warehouse; for the purposes of this API the Type is Bulker.
|A non-negotiable transport document
|UUID for the Set at a particular point in time.
|Origin and Destination teams will be setup to ensure that eBoLs/SWBs are only displayed to the relevant team relating to the duties.
|The ship involved in shipping the cargo, or in a container movement the first ship carrying the cargo that is not a feeder's vessel.
|The IMO number of the vessel.
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