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Glossary term Description
FIO

Free in and out, charterer pays for loading and discharging of a cargo

feu

Forty foot equivalent unit, 40ft container

fender Cushion or pad placed between a vessel and another surface, a berth, another vessel etc, in order to reduce damage resulting from collision or rubbing together of the two surfaces. 'Yokohama' type commonly used for STS.
feeder ship

Normally a shortsea vessel used to carry containers or cargo between major (hub) ports and minor ports

FCL

Full container load, a full container loaded with only one shipper's cargo

fairway

A channel or waterway, other than a canal or river, usually associated with the entrance to a port

fairlead An opening in the ship's side through which ropes may be sent away as moorings.