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List of logistic abbreviations – letter S

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List of logistic abbreviations – letter S

  • S – code in the air waybill rate classification indicating that an additional fee has been applied
  • SAD – single administrative document – goods declaration for customs clearance, a document required in the European Union
  • SAL – shipment transported by sea and land
  • SCR – Specific Commodity Rate – rate applicable to a specific item or group of items
  • SDR – Special Drawing Rights – supplementary currency reserve assets, determined and maintained by the International Monetary Fund
  • SHL – Save human life – a code given to parcels containing e.g. oncological drugs, which means that they have a higher transport priority
  • SIC – a declaration made by the consignor which relates to the weight of the goods. It applies primarily to US trade and is used in intermodal transport
  • SITA – International Aviation Telecommunications Society
  • SKU – ang. Stock keeping unit
  • SLI – Shipper’s: etter of Instruction – a “letter” from an exporter instructing the forwarder on how to handle export shipping. The exporter grants the forwarder permission to act as an authorized forwarding agent for the control and export of customs in the USA.
  • SMGS – waybill, which is proof of the conclusion of the contract of carriage and acceptance of the goods by the carrier in international rail transport. This letter is only valid where the SMGS contract has been approved
  • SOC – Shippper’s Own Container – container belonging to the owner of transported goods
  • SOLAS – means the “International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.” Valid since 1914. The first version was adopted in 1912 as a response to the Titanic disaster. Since then, the International Maritime Organization, established in 1948, has been developing and developing the SOLAS convention. Find out more on the SOLAS website
  • SOP – dedicated standard operating procedures
  • SPC – fee charged by the carrier for filling or emptying the container
  • SPF – laboratory animals, used in the animal testing process
  • STEM – confirmation by the shipper that the notified ship has been accepted for loading within the specified time
  • SUR – Surface transportation – road, train or sea transport, not air, where the development of new connections between the airport and ground transport was slower than expected.
  • SWB – Sea Waybill – sea waybill
  • SWP – sport weapon

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