Glossary

ACEP
Automatic Continuous Examination Programme
AS-IS
This condition should alert the buyer that there may be damage to the container that could be expensive to repair.
CSC
International Convention for Safe Containers (1972), the international agreement for maintaining containers in safe condition, and of the Harmonized Interpretation of the CSC with the International Maritime Organization.
CSC Plate
Approval of individual containers may be granted where the Administration, after examination and witnessing of tests, is satisfied that the container meets the requirements of the present Convention; the Administration, when so satisfied, shall notify the applicant in writing of approval and this notification shall entitle him to affix the Safety Approval Plate to such container.
CW / Cargo Worthy
This quality of container can be used in containerized export shipments. Cargo worthy containers must meet standards of structural strength and be wind and water tight. Containers meeting IICL 5 standards generally are of a better quality than containers showing as just cargo worthy
DPP
Damage Protection Plan, Full-cover insurance offered by the lessor against damage based on certain general conditionsDPP
DV / Dry Van
Standard containers simply called Dry Van.
EIR
Equipment Interchange Receipt
FOT
Free on truck.
FR or F/R
Flat Rack Containe
HC / High-Cube / Hi-Cube
Refers to "high-cube" containers that are 9 feet 6 inches high (9'6" / 2.8956 meters)
ICS
International Chamber of Shipping
IICL
Institute of International Container Lessors
IICL-5
IICL Guide for Container Equipment Inpsection
IICL-6

The Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) has revised its inspection criteria and processes for dry van containers, known as "IICL 6", which was implemented on a worldwide basis on 1 August 2016.

IICL 6 is the result of work by the IICL Technical Committee (TC) to update and harmonize several inspection criteria and processes that had developed over recent years. Benefits of the IICL 6 standard include the simplification and efficiency improvement of procedures for container inspections performed at container depots around the world.

IMO
International Maritime Organization
ISO
International Organization for Standardization
MGW
Maximum Gross Weight
MGW
Maximum Gross Weight
One Way
Containers are loaded with cargo at the point of origin and then used 'one way' to the delivery location. Upon arrival containers are emptied and then returned according to the delivery instructions.
OS
Open Side (curtain side) Container
OT or O/T
Open Top Container
PES
Periodic Examination System
SOC
SOC is a Shippers Own Container i.e. you as the shipper own the container rather than using one of the shipping company's containersSOC
Warrnty
sed containers are normally sold without a warranty. The best protection for a buyer is to purchase containers from a reputable supplier. Gateway is a quality supplier with a total commitment to customer service. If you have questions or concerns we will handle the matter to your satisfaction.
WWT or Wind/Water Tight
This conditional information indicates that the container is dry and suitable for storage. Repair standard that is less stringent than the cargo-worthy standard, but still complies with ISO, CSC, etc.
YOM
Year of Manufacture