Shipping Terms




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Qualifier

A data element whose value shall be expressed as a code that gives specific meaning to the function of another data element or a segment.

Quality (ISO8402)

The totality of features and characteristics of a product or service that bear on its ability to satisfy stated or implied needs. Note: The ISO9000 standards on quality management and quality assurance consists of 4 standards: 9000 guidelines for selection and use, 9001 model for quality assurance in design/development 9002 model for quality assurance in production and installation, 9003 model for quality assurance in final inspection and test, and 9004 guidelines for quality management and quality system elements, part 2 are guidelines for services.

Quality Assurance (ISO8402)

All those planned and systematic actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product or service will satisfy given requirements for quality.

Quality Control (ISO8402)

The operational techniques and activities that are used to fulfil requirements for quality.

Quantity Charge

The unit rate which is lower than the normal rate and applies to shipments meeting specific weight requirements (air cargo).

Quantity Discount

A proportional reduction of a rate based on quantity (air cargo).

Quarantine

The period during which an arriving vessel, including its equipment, cargo, crew or passengers, suspected to carry or carrying a contagious disease is detained in strict isolation to prevent the spread of such a disease.

Quay

That part of a wharf which is intended for the mooring of vessels.

Queue

A stored arrangement of computer data, programs or messages, waiting to be processed in the order in which they were submitted.

Quoin

Timber wedge used to secure drums against movement.

Quotas

A system of controlling imports, exports or production by specifying a certain limitation.

Quotation

Amount stated as the price according to tariff for certain services to be provided or issued to a customer with specification on conditions for carriage.

Quotation Expiration Date

The date as from which a quotation price is no longer valid.

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