TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

ABBREVIATION MEANING
THWARTSHIPS At right angles to the centreline of the ship
TIDE The periodic rise and fall of water level in the oceans
TIME BAR Time after which legal claims will not be entered
TBN To Be Named / To Be Nominated
TC Time Charter - Owners agree to hire a particular ship for a set length of time and provide technical management, crewing etc.
TCP Time Charter Party
TEU Standard 20' Container
TOPSIDES The sides of a ship between the waterline and the deck; sometimes referring to onto or above the deck
TRIM Fore and aft balance of a ship
TTL Total
TW Tween Decker
USC Unless Sooner Commenced
UU Unless Used
UUIWCTAUTC Unless Used In Which Case Time Actually Used To Count
VPD Vessel Pays Dues