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Glossary of terms for phrases beginning with “W”


Document used to allow cargo carriage by different flag vessels other than original destination country vessels. Also for government cargo where vessels under certain flags cannot carry the shipments.


See also Seawaybill.


Gross/Long Ton: 2,240 lbs. (1016 kg)

Net/Short Ton: 2,000 lbs (907.19 kg)

Metric/Kilo Ton: 2,204.6 lbs (1,000 kg)


A structure built along a shore, and often into the water, at which boats can be docked and loaded or unloaded;

Also known as pier or quay.