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- Cargo Contract: Cargo Contract is a term used in the e-AWB Agreement and means a contract between the shipper and carrier, for the transportation and settlement of a specific cargo shipment.
- Cargo Receipt: a document (in paper or electronic form) which is provided to the shipper by the carrier in paper form unless otherwise agreed between the parties, creating a shipment record as a substitution for the issuance of an air waybill and which permits identification of the shipment that has been accepted and deemed “Ready for Carriage".
- FWB: The Cargo-IMP air waybill data message. This message is used to transmit a complete set of Air Waybill data in accordance with the Cargo Services Conference Resolution Manual.
- FSU: The Cargo-IMP Status Update message. This message is used to notify/update interested parties with a (change of) status of a specified consignment as recorded in the system of a handling party.
- RCS: The Cargo-IMP standard code to represent the current status of a consignment. “RCS” definition is “the consignment has been physically received from the shipper or the shipper’s agent and is considered by the carrier as ready for carriage on this date at this location”.
- Shipment Record: Any record of the Cargo Contract preserved by carrier, evidenced by means other than an air waybill.
- Warehouse Receipt: for purposes of the e-AWB Agreement, it is a paper document provided to the shipper by the carrier acknowledging the receipt of the cargo shipment as “Freight on Hand” for carriage by air. At a minimum, the warehouse Receipt must have (a) the weight and number of pieces of the cargo shipment; (b) the date, time and place received by the Carrier; (c) reference the shipment identification number covering the specific cargo shipment. To the extent it is readily available, and indication of the places of departure, destination and, if applicable, agreed stopping places, should also be specified.
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