The act of hiring, or the contract for the use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.
a contract for the movement of cargo in which the cargo owner/shipper is neither charterer nor operator of the vessel.
Contracts between a carrier and an exporter, to carry goods by sea or by air. Bills of Lading and Airway Bills are evidence of "contract of affreightment".
A contract to carry merchandise.
Contract which sets forth the obligations of both shipper and carrier concerning transportation of the merchandise. The most common forms of affreightment are Bills of Lading and Waybills.
The hiring or chartering of all or part of a vessel for the transport of goods.
contract to carry goods by ship. Charter-parties and bills of lading are contracts of affreightment.
Hiring a ship to carry a cargo. The contract is expressed in a bill of lading.
An agreement between a shipping line (or similar carrier) and an importer or exporter in which cargo space is reserved on a vessel for a specified time and at a specified price. The importer/exporter is obligated to make payment whether or not the shipment is made.
Affreightment (from freight) is a legal term used in shipping.