Glossary

Table 237. Glossary
Acronym Description
AES Automatic Export System
AHC Additional Handling Charge
AMBASSADOR FedEx Revenue International Billing System
API Application Programming Interface
ASTRA Advanced Sorting Tracking Routing Assistance
BOL Bill of Lading
CAD, $CAD Canadian Dollars
CCI Consolidated Commercial Invoice
CFR or C&F Cost and Freight: (Destination port - paid to arrival at destination port). Title, risk and insurance cost pass to buyer when delivered on board the ship by seller who pays the transportation cost to the destination port. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
CI Commercial Invoice
CIF Costs, Insurance and Freight: (Destination port - same as CFR, but includes insurance). Title and risk pass to buyer when delivered on board the ship by seller who pays transportation and insurance cost to destination port. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
CIP Carriage and Insurance Paid To: (Place at destination - CPT, but includes insurance.) Title and risk pass to buyer when delivered to carrier by seller who pays transportation and insurance cost to destination. Used for any mode of transportation.
COD, C.O.D. Collect on Delivery
CPT Carriage Paid To: (Place at destination - includes all destination port charges). Title, risk, and insurance cost pass to buyer when delivered to carrier or seller who pays transportation and insurance cost to destination. Used for any mode of transportation.
CSP FedEx® Compatible Solutions Program
CTS Common Transaction Set (Tagged Transaction Elements)
DDP Delivered Duty Paid: (Recipient door - includes all charges origin to destination). Title and risk pass to buyer when seller delivers goods to named destination point cleared for import. Used for any mode of transportation.
DDU Delivered Duty Unpaid: (Recipient door - excluding duties and taxes). Title, risk and responsibility for vessel discharge and import clearance pass to buyer when seller delivers goods on board the ship to destination port. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
DG Dangerous Goods
DUNS A number assigned to a firm by Dun and Bradstreet
EAS Enterprise Address Service
ECI Electronic Commercial Invoice
ECOD, E.C.O.D. Electronic Collect on Delivery
EEI Electronic Export Information
EIN Employer Identification Number
EXW Ex Works: (Factory, mill, warehouse: your door). Title and risk pass to buyer including payment of all transportation and insurance cost from the seller's door. Used for any mode of transportation.
FAS Free Alongside Ship
FASC FedEx Authorized ShipCenter®
FCA Free Carrier: (Pick a place after your origin to start). Title and risk pass to buyer including transportation and insurance cost when the seller delivers goods cleared for export to the carrier. Seller is obligated to load the goods on the Buyer's collecting vehicle; it is the Buyer's obligation to receive the Seller's arriving vehicle unloaded.
FDC FedEx Cargo
FDCC FedEx Custom Critical®
FDEG FedEx Ground®
FDFR FedEx Freight®
FDXC FedEx Cargo
FDXE FedEx Express®
FDXG FedEx Ground®
FedEx Drop-Off Locator A convenient way for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Office customers to find locations that best accommodate their routines or special shipping needs. Locations may be FedEx-staffed or self-service locations, FedEx Office facilities, or FedEx Authorized ShipCenter® locations. Search by zip code, address, or phone number. The Drop-Off Locator provides driving directions and a map for each location.
FHD FedEx Home Delivery®
FICE FedEx International Controlled Export
FOB Free On Board: (Port - same as FAS). Risk passes to buyer, including payment of all transportation and insurance cost once delivered on board the ship by the seller. Used for sea or inland waterway transportation.
FTR Foreign Trade Regulations
FX FedEx Express®
FXCC FedEx Custom Critical®
FXF FedEx LTL Freight®
FXFAM A.M. Delivery
FXFCB Close of Business Delivery
FXFR FedEx Freight®
FXK FedEx Office®
FXSP FedEx SmartPost®
Girth Girth is the sum of the four smallest dimensions of a package. Girth = 2 x Width + 2 x Height or (2W + 2H).
GST Goods and Services SalesTax
HAL Hold At FedEx Location
HazMat Hazardous Materials
HST Harmonized Sales Tax
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
IEFS International Economy Freight Service
IPFS International Priority Freight Service
ITAR International Traffic in Arms Regulations
KG or KGS Kilograms (common abbreviation is kg or kgs)
LB or LBS Pounds (common abbreviation is lb. or lbs.)
LOCID Location Identifier
LTL Less Than Truckload
MBG Money Back Guarantee
MPS Multiple-Piece Shipment
MTW Multiweight
NAFTA North America Free Trade Agreement
OP-950 FedEx Ground HazMat Report
OS Oversize
Oversize Packages FedEx Ground. A package whose Length plus Girth (L+2W+2H) is greater than 84 inches is considered to be Oversize. Oversize packages are considered to have a minimum weight of 30 lbs. (or 50 lbs. if the Length plus the Girth is greater than 108 inches) for U.S. shipments and 50 lbs. for Canadian shipments. There is also a maximum allowable size of “Length plus Girth less than or equal to 130 inches,” as well as a maximum allowable single dimension of 108 inches.
PNG Portable Network Graphic, a bitmap image file format
POD Proof of Delivery
PO Priority Overnight
PO Purchase Order
POD Proof of Delivery
Postal Code Localization code of numbers or letters or both depending on the country. Sometimes referred to as a Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) code, although this is specific to the U.S.
PRO Number Freight Tracking Number, also called a "progressive number"
PST Provincial Sales Tax
QST Quebec Provincial Sales Tax
RMA Return Materials Authorization
SED Shipper’s Export Declaration
SLAC Shipper's Load and Count
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SPOD Signature Proof of Delivery
TCN Transportation Control Number
URSA Universal Routing and Sorting Aid
USD, $US U.S. Dollars
VICS Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Solutions