Definitions for "Contract of Affreightment"
Keywords:  voyage, coa, cargo, ton, freight
A contract between a cargo shipper and carrier for the transport of multiple cargoes over a period of time. Contracts are individually negotiated and usually include cargo description, quantities per shipment and in total, load and discharge ports, freight rates and duration of the contract.
a contract between a customer and a parcel tanker shipping company for the transportation of bulk liquids from one port to another
a contract with a ship-owner to hire his ship, or part of it, for the carriage of goods