International Transportation Glossary: A

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Air Container
Any kind of consignment which is designed for air transportation which has restraint provisions compatible with an air vessel restraint system, a completely flush base bottom to allow handling on roller-bed container handling systems and an internal volume of at least 1 m3.

Air Waybill (AWB)
A certificate confirming an agreement between shipper and carrier, the AWB is produced by the carrier upon reception of cargo.

Arrival Date
The estimated date on which cargo is due to be delivered to its destination.

Arrival Notice
A note sent by the carrier to the recipient notifying of the arrival of cargo.

ATA Carnet
a customs certificate which allows its holder to temporarily import and export commodities to certain regions with no duty or posting bonds payments.

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