Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of hiring a ship for the transportation of goods.
  • noun The freight carried by a ship.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of hiring, or the contract for the use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.

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  • noun nautical The act of hiring, or the contract for use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.

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Examples

  • [Sidenote: History of the York-Antwerp rules.] rules in their contracts of affreightment and contracts of insurance (see INSURANCE: _Marine_).

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • Except as provided in the foregoing rules, the adjustment shall be drawn up in accordance with the law and practice that would have governed the adjustment had the contract of affreightment not contained a clause to pay

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 "Austria, Lower" to "Bacon"

  • When questions arose affecting purchases and sales, the affreightment of ships, marine insurances, bills of exchange, and promissory notes, it was impossible to decide them; there were no cases to refer to, no treatises to consult.

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850

  • Company's global presence, which includes a new office in Singapore, to capitalize on value creation strategies in spot trading, contracts of affreightment, and time charter in/out, among others.

    News

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, pursuant to which the Lenders have consented, among other things, to the Trading Operation which will comprise spot trading, contracts of affreightment, time charter-in and -out and derivative instruments.

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2010 Results - Yahoo! Finance

  • Offshore Operating L.P. (OPCO), signed a master agreement with Statoil ASA (Statoil) that replaces an existing volume-dependent, life-of-field contract of affreightment (CoA), and covers fixed-rate, life-of-field time-charter contracts for seven dedicated shuttle tankers.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Eagle Bulk's trading capabilities will extend the Company's global presence, which includes a new office in Singapore, to capitalize on value creation strategies in spot trading, contracts of affreightment, and time charter in/out, among others.

    FeedTheBull | Stock Market News

  • Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates a fleet of ten self-unloading bulk carriers, including eight River Class vessels and one River Class integrated tug/barge unit, and three conventional bulk carriers, of which one is operated under a contract of affreightment.

    Rand Logistics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results - Yahoo! Finance

  • The Target has entered into a 50: 50 joint venture agreement (the "JV Agreement") with a Hong Kong company, Waibert Navigation Company Limited ( "Waibert"), to form a new company (the "JV Company") focusing on vesselsownership and provide coal shipment logistics services for contract of affreightment ( "COA") providers either domestically within the PRC or globally.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • These two vessels operate on a government contract of affreightment that takes up slightly more than 50\% of their capacity.

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