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Flammable
According to amendment 25 IMO DGS, this term refers to materials which are capable to be set on fire under given circumstances.

Foreign Trade Zone
A region where foreign originated commodties are allowed to be re-exported or transhipped with no need of a customs duty payment.

Forwarder
A third party assigned by the shipper to manage the transportation of cargo including connected services and affiliated protocols.

Freight
The cost of cargo transportation, it's allowed to be payed for in advance or after delivery has been made.

Freighter
The means of transportation (vessel or aircraft) being utilized to ship the cargo.

Fumigation
The act of exposing a space to fumes for the pupose of disinfetion or annihilation of vermin. containers are being fumigated in accordance to the law of a government.

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