IACS International Association of Classification Societies
IADC International Association of Ddrilling Contractors
IAIN International Association of Institutes of Navigation
IALA International Association of Lighthouse Authorities
IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbors
IASST International Association for Sea Survival Training
IBC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk, IMO
IBCS Integrated bridge control system
IBIA International Bunker Industry Association Ltd
ICAB International Cargo Advisory Bureau
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICHCA International Cargo Handling Coordination Association
ICS International Chamber of Shipping: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers: international code of signals
ICW Intracoastal Waterway.
Identification The unique data, e.g. name, number or code, determining a certain object or person.
Idle Time The amount of ineffective time whereby the available resources are not used e.g. a container in a yard.
Idler : Member of a crew who works all day but does not keep night watches: e.g. carpenter, sailmaker.
IFO Intermediate Fuel Oil
IFR instrument flight rules
IFSMA International Federation of Ship Masters' Associations
IFTPA International Forest Product Transport Association
IGC Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk,IMO
Ignition Setting on fire or catching fire.
IGO inter-governmental organisation
IGS inert gas system
IHB International Hydrographic Bureau
IHMA International Harbour Masters' Association
IHO International Hydrographic Organisation
IICL  Institute of Internatioanl Container Lessors
IIMS International Institute of Marine Surveyors
IINBOARD - More toward the center of a vessel; inside; a motor fitted inside a boat.
ILO International Labor Organization; Based in Geneva, it is one of the oldest components of the UN system of specialized agencies and has been involved over the years in appraising and seeking to improve and regulate conditions for seafarers. In its unusual
ILO International Labour Organisation
IMarE Institute of Marine Engineers
IMB International Maritime Bureau
IMC instrument meteorological conditions
IMDG International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code.
IMDG Code International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, IMO
IMF International Monetary Fund.
IMLA International Maritime Lecturers Association
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMO International Maritime Organization: Formerly known as the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO), was established in 1958 through the United Nations to coordinate international maritime safety and related practices.
IMPA International Marine Purchasing Association
IMPA International Maritime Pilots' Association
Implants Focal points of detached personnel situated within customers’ premises to co-ordinate and advise on the customers’ logistics activity, often replacing in-house functions and resource.
Importer someone who brings goods into a country
In Irons having turned onto the wind or lost the wind, stuck and unable to make headway
In irons some one who has been secured with cuffs
In Transit The status of goods or persons between the outwards customs clearance and inwards customs clearance.
Inboard (1) toward the center of the boat. (2) an engine that is mounted inside the boat.
Inco terms Trade terms in coded form as established by the International Chamber of Commerce in 1953, whereafter they have been regularly updated. (Last update 2000).
Indemnification Compensation for a loss and/or the expenses incurred.
Independent Demand A demand which is unrelated to demand for other products. Demand for finished goods, parts required for destructive testing and service parts requirements are examples of independent demand.
Indirect Route Any route other than the direct route.
Indulgence Passenger: Person given a passage in one of H.M. ships; usually on compassionate grounds.
INERT GAS SYSTEM A system of preventing any explosion in the cargo tanks of a tanker by replacing the cargo, as it is pumped out, by an inert gas, often the exhaust of the ship's engine. Gas-freeing must be carried out subsequently if worker have to enter the empty tanks.
INFLAMMABLE LIQUIDS Liquids liable to spontaneous combustion which give off inflammable vapors at or below 80 degrees F. For example, ether, ethyl, benzine, gasoline, paints, enamels, carbon disulfide, etc.
Inflatable A dinghy or raft that can be inflated for use or deflated for easy stowage.
Infrastructure System of roads, waterways, airfields, ports and/or telecommunication networks in a certain area.
Inland Clearance Depot Inland location where cargo, particularly containerised cargo, may be cleared by customs.
INLAND WATERS Term referring to lakes, streams, rivers, canals, waterways, inlets, bays and the like.
Inland Waterways Bill of Lading Transport document made out to a named person, to order or to bearer, signed by the carrier and handed to the sender after receipt of the goods.
INLS-code International Noxious Liquid Substances
Inmarsat International Mobile Satellite Organization An organization which operates a system of geostationary satellites for world-wide mobile communications services, and which supports the GMDSS and other emergency communications systems
INMARSAT International Maritime Satellite System.
Inmarsat-C A series of satellites that provide two-way communications. New World connects to the satellite network through Stratos Mobile Networks.
Insulated Container Thermal container without the use of devices for cooling and/or heating.
Insulated Tank Container Container frame holding one or more thermal insulated tanks for liquids.
Insurance A system of protection against loss under which a party agrees to pay a certain sum (premiums) for a guarantee that they will be compensated under certain conditions for loss or damage.
Insurance Certificate Proof of an insurance contract.
Insurance Company The party covering the risks of the issued goods and/or services that are insured.
Integrated Logistics Support The systematic approach applied to simultaneous management and acquisition of equipment and related logistics support, in order to provide the customer with a desired level of availability. Resulting in an optimum life cycle cost and to maintain this leve
INTEGRATED TUG BARGE A large barge of about 600 feet and 22,000 tons cargo capacity, integrated from the rear on to the bow of a tug purposely constructed to push the barge.
Integrity The prevention of unauthorised modification of information.
Intercargo International Association fo Dry Cargo Shipowners
Interchange Reciprocal exchange of e.g. information between two or more parties.
INTERCO International Code of Signals
Intercoastal As opposite to coastal water operations, intercoastal refers to water transport carried out between coasts (e.g. between Pacific and Atlantic coasts).
INTERCOASTAL Domestic shipping routes serving more than one coast.
Intercontainer A co-operative formed by 19 European Railways, for the management of international rail container traffic in Europe.
Interline Two or more road transport companies joining operations to bring cargo to a certain destination.
Interline Carrier A carrier with whom another carrier has an interline agreement.
Interlocking Spurs: These are the fingers of highland which come down to the River's edge in its upper course.
Intermodal Transport The movement of goods (containers) in one and the same loading unit or vehicle which uses successively several modes of transport without handling of the goods themselves in changing modes.
INTERMODALISM The concept of transportation as a door-to-door service rather than port-to-port. Thus efficiency is enhanced by having a single carrier coordinating the movement and documentation among different modes of transportation.
International Air Transport Association An international organisation of airlines, founded in 1945, with the aim of promoting the commercial air traffic. Parties should achieve this by co-operation between the parties concerned and by performance of certain rules, procedures and tariffs, regard
International Association of Classification Societies An organisation in which the major classification societies, among others American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd's Register of Shipping and Germanischer Lloyd, are joined, whose principal aim is the improvement of standards concerning safety at sea.
International Carriage Carriage whereby the place of departure and any place of landing are situated in more than one country.
International Chamber of Shipping A voluntary organisation of national shipowner' associations with the objective to promote interests of its members, primarily in the technical and legal fields of shipping operations.
International Civil Aviation Organization An international organisation of governments, dealing with search and rescue in distress, weather information, telecommunications and navigational requirements.
International Labour Organization An United Nations agency, dealing with employment rights and working conditions, covering work at sea and in ports.
INTERNATIONAL LOAD LINE CERTIFICATE A certificate which gives details of a ship's freeboards and states that the ship has been surveyed and the appropriate load lines marked on her sides. This certificate is issued by a classification society or the Coast Guard.
International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code A code, representing the classification of dangerous goods as defined by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in compliance with international legal requirements.
International Maritime Organisation An United Nations agency concerned with safety at sea. Its work includes codes and rules relating to tonnage measurement of vessels, load lines, pollution and the carriage of dangerous goods.
International Medical Guide for Ships 'The doctor at sea'.
INTERNATIONAL OIL POLLUTION COMPENSATION FUND An inter-governmental agency designed to pay compensation for oil pollution damage, exceeding the shipowner's liability. It was created by an IMO Convention in 1971 and started its operations in October 1978. Contributions come mainly from the oil compani
International Organization for Standardization A world-wide federation of national standards institutes (ISO member bodies).
International Safety Management Code This international standard for the safe management and operation of ships prescribes rules for the organisation of a shipping company management in the context of safety and pollution prevention and requires the development and implementation of a safety
INTERNATIONAL TONNAGE CERTIFICATE A certificate issued to a shipowner by a government department in the case of a ship whose gross and net tonnages have been determined in accordance with the International Convention of Tonnage Measurement of Ships. The certificate states the gross and ne
INTERNATIONAL WATERWAYS Consist of international straits, inland and interocean canals and rivers where they separate the territories of two or more nations. Provided no treaty is enforced both merchant ships and warships have the right of free and unrestricted navigation throug
INTERTANKO An association of independent tanker owners whose aims are to represent the views of its members internationally.
Intertanko International Association of Independent Tanker Owners
Intertropical Convergence Zone A band of low pressure that forms over the regions of the warmest waters and land masses in the tropics.
INTRACOASTAL Domestic shipping routes along a single coast.
Intracoastal Waterway A system of rivers and canals along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States allowing boats to travel along them without having to go offshore.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY ICW: bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea.
INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – ICW bays, rivers, and canals along the coasts (such as the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts), connected so that vessels may travel without going into the sea.
Inventory 1. A detailed list of goods located in a certain space or belonging to a specified object.2. Goods available for satisfying certain demands. Inventories may consist of finished goods ready for sale, they may be parts or intermediate items, they may be wor
Inverter An electronic device that converts low-voltage direct current (battery power) into 115-volt alternating current (household electric power). New World uses a PROwatt 800 inverter.
Invoice An account from the supplier, for goods and/or services supplied by him.
IOLT  Institute of Logistics and Transport
IOPC International Oil Pollution Fund
iron sail Slang for an engine on a sailboat.
IS information systems
ISDN integrated services digital network
ISDP integrated ship design and production
ISF International Shipping Federation
ISGOTT International Safety Guide for Oil Tankers and Terminals
ISM Code International Safety Management Code, IMO
ISMA International Ship Managers' Association
ISO International Standards Organisation
Isobars lines of equal atmospheric pressure drawn on a weather map
ISSA  International Ship Supplies Association
ISSN international standard serial number
Issuing Carrier The carrier whose Air Waybill is issued (air cargo).
ISU  International Salvage Union
IT information technology
ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone.
Item Separate article or unit.
ITF International Transport Workers Federation
Itinerary The route of a means of transport, indicated by the names of the ports of call or other locations, often including estimated arrival and departure dates.
ITOPF International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
IUA International Underwiting Association