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V SAR facility ground speed
V BOTTOM A hull with the bottom section in the shape of a "V".
Vacuum Packing A packaging technique that sucks all the air and moisture from a product, packing the goods in a vacuum. This reduces the size of the product, allowing more goods to be packed.
Validation Rule The validation rules are a subset of the business rules defining constraints on the logical data model. They are expressed in the definitions of entities, domains and attributes.
Valuable Cargo A consignment which contains one or more valuable articles.
Valuation Charge Transport charges for certain goods, based on the value declared for the carriage of such goods.
Value Added Tax A form of indirect sales tax paid on products and services at each stage of production or distribution, based on the value added at that stage and included in the cost to the ultimate customer.
Value Chain Management Definition Maximising total performance and added value across an entire process by reviewing each internal and external operation, and the links between these operations.
Van: The leading ship, or ships, in a fleet or squadron.
Vang See boom vang
VAT value added tax
VCB vertical centre of buoyancy
VCG vertical centre of gravity
VDR voyage data recorder
VDU visual display unit
veer A shifting of the wind direction, clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere, counter-clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
Vendee Buyer.
Vendor Seller.
Venture: An enterprise in which there is a risk of loss.
Very Large Crude Carrier A vessel designed for the carriage of liquid cargo in bulk with a loading capacity from 50.000 till 250.000 DWT.
Vessel 1. A floating structure designed for the transport of cargo and/or passengers.2. Boiler, drum.
Vessel: Defined by Merchant Shipping Act as "any ship or boat, or other description of vessel, used in navigation".
VFR visual flight rules
VHF 1) Very High Frequency radio waves.2) A radio that transmits in the VHF range. VHF radios are the most common communications radio carried on boats, but their range is limited to "line of sight" between the transmitting and receiving stations.
vicarious stowaway The name given to people following the At Sea voyage. The term was coined April 8, 1997, by Buddy D. Baker of Iola, Kansas.
Vigia: Uncharted navigational danger that has been reported but has not been verified by survey.
Vise: Endorsement on a document as evidence that it has been sighted, examined, and found correct by a proper authority.
VLBC very large bulk carrier
VLCC very large crude carrier
VLCC Very Large Crude Carriers: Tankers between 200,000 and 300,000 dwt.
VMC visual meteorological conditions
Volatility Allowance The largest difference in container availability taking into account past peaks in net demand after having removed the trend in container demand during the repositioning trade-off period.
Volume Size or measure of anything in three dimensions.
Volume Charge A charge for carriage of goods based on their volume (air cargo).
Voucher A receipt, entry or another document which establishes the accounts.
Voussoirs: The name given to the arch stones either side of the Keystone.
Voyage A journey by sea from one port or country to another one or, in case of a round trip, to the same port.
Voyage Charter A contract under which the shipowner agrees to carry an agreed quantity of cargo from a specified port or ports to another port or ports for a remuneration called freight, which is calculated according to the quantity of cargo loaded, or sometimes at a lu
Voyage Number Reference number assigned by the carrier or his agent to the voyage of the vessel.
VP vapour pressure
VPP variable pitch propeller
VRP vessel response plan
VS sector search
V-stow A vicarious stowaway.
VTIS vessel traffic information system
VTMS vessel traffic management services
VTS vessel traffic service/system
VTSS vessel traffic separation scheme
VV BOTTOM A hull with the bottom section in the shape of a "V".