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DAD - Delivery Authorized Documents (See Delivery Order).
Dangerous Cargo - Cargo of a hazardous nature as classified under Coast Guard regulations.
DDC - Destination Delivery Charge. A charge assessed by the carrier for handling positioning of a full container within the container yard.
Deconsolidation - Breakdown for distribution of various importers LTL cargo for movement to ultimate destination.
Delivery Order (DO) - Document authorizing domestic carrier to pick up cargo.
Demurrage - Storage charges assessed on cargo left on pier beyond free time.
Detention - See Per Diem.
Direct Consignment - One company shipping directly to another without a third party.
Discharge Port - Port terminal where cargo is unloaded from vessel.
DIT - Destination Interchange Terminal - The facility operated by the ocean carrier or his agent at which containers are interchanged with the delivering motor carrier.
Diversion - A change made either in the route of a shipment in transit or of the entire ship.
Dock - Where vessel positions itself to load/unload cargo.
Dock Receipt - Document used to transfer cargo from drayman acting on shipper behalf of steamship line.
Double Stack Car - Rail car capable of carrying two containers stacked one on top of each other.
Draft (Bill of Exchange) - A written order for a certain sum of money to be transferred on a certain date.
Draft Sight and Time - Sight Draft (S/D): A draft so drawn as to be payable upon presentation or acceptance.
Drawback - 99% refund of imported, duty paid materials, which are to be exported.
Drayage - Haulage of containers over the road via truck.
Dry Box - See Container.
Dry Container - See Container.
Drydock - Used to lay up vessels for repair.
Dunnage - Material used around cargo to prevent breakage or shifting, normally provided by shipper. Its weight is included in the rating.
Duty Drawback - Payment returned for cargoes re-exported or trade show material returned. A customs refund on re-exported cargo.