Marine Shipping and Logistic Worldwide

Locally or internationally, The Yacht and Charter Service Company can ship or deliver your yacht anywhere in the world professionally and within budget. From your 4 metre Tender to your 50 metre Superyacht – no task is too 'tuff' for us.

Flatracks, cradles, adjustable screwjacks, deck cargo, in-hold placements, are all in a day's work for our logistical team. Port handling arrangements, cargo insurance, loading / off-loading surveys, heavy lift supervision, local taxes, port liaisons and delivery services can all be quoted on and delivered.

We have logistical partners in most major ports around the world to assist with special lifts, shrink wrapping, cradle building, delivery crew to / from ports, purchase surveys, insurance appraisals and more!

Let our team put their magic to work and arrange all your shipping and logistical requirements. Competitive rates, 'one stop shop' and peace of mind – a great combination!

Whether it be a sailboat, racing yacht, trans shipment, or container with 'ships spares' – no job is too small…. Give us a call! The shipping of boats worldwide is a specialized and delicate operation and should only be handled by experts in this field.

"The Yacht and Charter Service Company" have teamed up with one of the best in the business being "Worldwide Shipping" based in Dubai. Nigel Grayston, Director and Owner of Worldwide and Capt. Stephen have been working together for over 13 years and have shipped many yachts in and out UAE. Big or small, local or inter-gulf, international or across the road, we can package a complete quote for you.

Our quotes can be from A-Z, if required and cover all areas or just the areas that you can't do yourself. We can collect from your international marina, build or rent cradles, transport to the shipping port, load supervision and surveyor if required. Cargo insurance, shrink wrapping etc. At this end we handle Customs/Immigration, port handling, delivery to marinas, offload surveys and local registrations.

Not only is yacht shipping specialized but the logistical teams speak in codes to operate their systems.

 

Sample as follows;

What do all the abbreviations widely-used the world of the marine shipping really mean?

  • AA  -  Always accessible
  • AA  -  Always afloat
  • ADCOM  -  Address commission
  • AFAC  -  As fast as can
  • AFSPS  -  Arrival at first sea pilot station
  • APS  -  Arrival at pilot station
  • BB  -  Bare boat
  • BB  -  Ballast bonus
  • BBB  -  Before breaking bulk
  • BC  -  Bulk carrier
  • BENDS  -  Both ends
  • BL  -  Bill of lading
  • BW  -  Brackish water
  • CF  -  Cost and freight
  • CHOP  -  In charterer's option
  • CHRTRS  -  Charter's
  • CIF  -  Cost insurance and freight
  • COA  -  Contract of affreightment
  • COB  -  Closing of business
  • COM  -  Commission
  • COP  -  Custom of the port
  • CP  -  Charter party
  • CQD  -  Customary quick dispatch
  • CST  -  Centistokes
  • DA  -  Disbursement account
  • DD  -  Dry dock
  • DEL, DELI  -  Delivery
  • DEM  -  Demurrage
  • DESP  -  Dispatch money
  • DK  -  Deck
  • DO  -  Diesel oil
  • DOLSP  -  Dropping of last sea pilot
  • DOP  -  Dropping outward pilot
  • DWAT  -  Deadweight all told
  • DWT  -  Deadweight
  • EIU  -  Even if used
  • ETA  -  Expected time of arrival
  • ETB  -  Expected time of berthing
  • ETD  -  Expected time of departure
  • ETS  -  Expected time of sailing
  • FD  -  Free dispatch
  • FHEX  -  Friday and holiday excluded
  • FHINC  -  Friday and holiday included
  • FIO  -  Free in and out
  • FIOST  -  Free in and out and spout trimmed
  • FO  -  Fuel oil
  • FOB  -  Free on board
  • FRT  -  Freight
  • FT  -  Foot
  • FW  -  Fresh water
  • FWAD  -  Fresh water arrival draft
  • GA  -  General average
  • GMT  -  Greenwich meantime
  • GO  -  Gasoil
  • GRT  -  Gross registered tonnage
  • HA  -  Hatch
  • HDWTS  -  Half dispatch on working time saved
  • HO  -  Hold
  • IFO  -  Intermediate fuel oil
  • L/C  -  Laydays cancelling
  • LBP  -  Length between perpendiculars
  • LOA  -  Length overall
  • LT  -  Long ton
  • LT  -  Local time
  • MDO  -  Marine diesel oil
  • MINMAX  -  Minimum/Maximum
  • MOLOO  -  More or less, at owner's option
  • MT  -  Metric ton
  • MV or M/V  -  Motor vessel
  • NAA  -  Not always afloat
  • NAABSA  -  Not always afloat but safely aground
  • NOR  -  Notice of readiness
  • NRT  -  Net registered tonnage
  • PANDI or P+I  -  Protection and indemnity club
  • REDEL  -  Redelivery
  • RGE  -  Range (of ports)
  • ROB  -  Remaining on board
  • SA  -  Safe anchorage
  • SATPMSHEX  -  Saturday afternoon, Sunday and holiday excluded
  • SATSHEX  -  Saturday, Sunday and holiday excluded
  • SB  -  Safe berth
  • SF  -  Stowage factor
  • SHEX  -  Sundays and holidays excluded
  • SHINC  -  Sundays and holidays included
  • SOF  -  Statement of fact
  • SP  -  Safe port
  • SSHEX  -  Saturdays, Sundays and holidays excluded
  • SUB  -  Subject
  • SW  -  Salt water
  • SWAD  -  Salt water arrival draft
  • TBN  -  To be nominated
  • TC  -  Time charter
  • TPC  -  Tons per cm
  • TPI  -  Tons per inch
  • UU  -  Unless used
  • VSL  -  Vessel
  • WCCON  -  Whether custom cleared or not
  • WIBON  -  Whether in berth or not
  • WIFPON  -  Whether in free pratique or not
  • WIPON  -  Whether in port or not
  • WLTHC  -  Distance from water line to top of hatch coaming
  • WOG  -  Without guaranty
  • WP  -  Weather permitting
  • WWP  -  Weather working day
  • WWWW  -  Whether custom cleared, in port, berth, free pratique or not

Locally or internationally, The Yacht and Charter Service Company can ship and deliver your yacht anywhere in the world professionally and within budget. From your 4 meter Tender to your 50 metre Superyacht, no task is too "tuff" for us.

Flatracks, cradles, adjustable screwjacks, deck cargo, in-hold placements, are all in a day's work for our logistical team. Port handling arrangements, cargo insurance, loading/off-loading surveys, heavy lift supervision, local taxes, port liaisons and delivery services can all be quoted on and delivered.

We have logistical partners in most major ports around the world to assist with special lifts, shrink wrapping, cradle building, delivery crew to/from ports, purchase surveys, insurance appraisals and more!

Let our team put their magic to work and arrange all your shipping and logistical requirements. Competitive rates, "one stop shop" and peace of mind, a great combination!

 

Whether it be a sailboat, racing yacht, trans shipment, or container with "ships spares", no job is too small…. Give us a call!