OCS has amassed a list of Domestic and International Shipping Terms and Acronyms to keep us on the same page with our clients and know when you need them.

General Terms

BOL – Bill of Lading

POD – Proof of Delivery

ETA – Estimated Time of Arrival

ETD – Estimated Time of Departure

LTL – Less Than Truckload (Freight)

FTL – Full Truckload (Freight)

Freight Forwarder –

MPF – Merchant Processing Fee –

Bond Fee-

Harbor Maintenance Fee –

Custom Broker –

SLI – Shippers Letter of Instruction

POA – Power of Attorney

Know Shipper –



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