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International convention for the harmonisation and unification of certain rules, which are relating to the Bill of Lading (1924). These Rules include the specification of responsibilities with respect to the carriage of goods of ocean carriers.
Amendment to the Hague Rules published in 1968.
A shipment initially forwarded by one specific freight forwarder but during the process of shipment is handed over to another forwarder following the consignee’s stipulation for the final custom clearance and by the delivery according to incoterms.
harmonized system (HS)
Harmonized description and coding system for goods. An international product nomenclature, established under the control of the international Customs Co-operative Council (CCC), intended to form the basis for the classification, coding, and description of goods for customs, transport purposes and statistics throughout the world. The nomenclature comprises headings, subheadings, items and their related codes, notes concerning sections, chapters, and subheadings, and the general rules concerning the conception of the harmonized system.
haulage / cartage
The carriage of cargo on the road between named points.
Thermal container, insulated and served by heat-producing equipment. Containers of this type are type coded 22.
Single cargo items exceeding the lifting capacity of standard loading equipment and therefore requiring special lifting equipment and rigging methods to enable handling.
heavy lift vessel
A vessel specifically designed for the carriage of heavy cargo and equipped with the appropriate lifting gear.
high cube container
ISO container of standard length and width but with a height of 2,9 m instead of 2,44 m.
The area served by feeder service from a certain port.
The space below the upper deck of a vessel, designed and used to carry cargo.
house air waybill (HAWB)
A document issued for each individual air consignment by a consolidator. It serves the same purpose as an air waybill.
hub (in transport)
Central point for assembling, sorting and distributing cargo for a particular region. It is a central distribution point in a transport system, serving several consignees and / or consignors distribute their cargoes along "spokes". Between hubs the stretches are mutually referred to as trunks.
An airport that is considered the focal point for incoming and outgoing long-distance flights; as flights from remote areas which are collected in the hub airport to serve connecting flights.
Shipment by rail with trailer and cargo shipped as a combined unit to the place of destination.