Abbreviations

  • Most used during different jobroles (And partly Dutch / partly English)
  • A.F.F.F. Aqueous Film Forming Foam
  • ABM AdemhalingsBeschermingsMiddelen
  • ABS American Bureau of Shipping Society (Classification)
  • ADN Regulations concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods on the Rhine
  • ADN European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Inland Waterways
  • ADN (FR) Project d’Accord europeen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par voie Navigable
  • ADN (NL) Europees ontwerp verdrag betreffende het internationale vervoer van gevaarlijke goederen over de binnenwateren
  • ADN-D Regulations concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods on the Danube
  • ADR European rules for road transport.
  • ADR (FR) Accord relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route.
  • ADR (NL) Overeenkomst betreffende het internationale vervoer van gevaarlijke goederen langs de weg
  • AED Automatische Externe Defibrillator
  • AEGPL European Liquefied Petroleum Gas Association.
  • AFS International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships
  • AIS Automatic identification system (transponder)
  • AIT Auto Ignition Temperature
  • ALARA(-principe) As Low As Reasonably Achievable
  • ALARP As Low As Reasonably Practicable
  • Am Americium241
  • AMvB Algemene Maatregel van Bestuur
  • Anw Alg. nabestaanden wet
  • ARI&E Aanvullende RI&E
  • As Arsenic
  • BBT Beste Beschikbare Techniek (Technologie)
  • BC Code Code of Safe Praktice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMO/History/Replaced by IMSBC Code)
  • Be Beryllium
  • BFR Brominated Flame Retardants
  • BHV (besluit) Bedrijfshulpverlening
  • BICS Electronic Reporting System (in Dutch: Binnenvaart informatie en communicatie systeem)
  • BIG (databank) Brandweer Informatiecentrum Gevaarlijke stoffen
  • BIG(-register) (register van) Beroepsbeoefenaren in de Individuele Gezondheidszorg
  • Bimco Baltic and International Maritime Council 
  • BL Bill of Lading
  • BLG IMO Sub-Committee on Bulk Liquids and Gases
  • BLU-Code Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers
  • BMP BedrijfsMilieuPlan
  • BOEM Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • BRZO Besluit Risico’s Zware Ongevallen
  • BS British Standard
  • BsK Besluit stralenbescherming Kernenergiewet
  • BSM Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • BTX (VOC) Benzeen,Tolueen,Xyleen
  • BV Bureau Veritas (Classification)
  • Bvgs Besluit vervoer gevaarlijke stoffen
  • C.A.A. Competent Authority Approval
  • c.c. closed.cup
  • CBRB Centraal Bureau voor de Rijn- en Binnenvaart
  • CCC Sub-committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers
  • CCNR Central Commission for the Navigation of the Rhine
  • CCR Centrale Commissie Rijnvaart
  • CCS Chinese Classification Society
  • Cd Cadmium
  • CDG Sub-Commissie on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (IMO/History)
  • CDI Chemical Distribution Institute (CDI.org)
  • CEFIC Conseil Européen de Federations de l’Industrie Chimique (European Chemical Industry Council)
  • CEN Comité Européen de Normalisation
  • CFK’s Chloorfluorkoolwaterstoffen
  • CFR-49 Code of Federal Regulations 49 (Transportation)
  • CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Center
  • CI Chlorine Institute
  • Ci Chlorine
  • CICA Convention on International Civil Aviation
  • CIM Overeenkomst van internationaal spoorwegvervoer van goederen
  • ClassNK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
  • CMA CGM Compagnie Maritime d’Affretement and Compagnie Generale Maritime
  • CNOOC China National Offshore Oil Corporation
  • CONAIR Blown Air reefers
  • COP27 Climate Change Conference 27 (2022)
  • COP7 Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention
  • COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (-regulations)
  • COT Crude Oil Tank
  • CP Chlorinated paraffins
  • CPC Container Packing Certificate
  • CRS Croatian Register of Shipping
  • CSC International Convention for Safe Containers, 1972
  • CSR policy Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CSR policy Corporate Social Responsibility
  • CSS-Code Cargo Stowage & securing
  • CTGG Commissie Transport Gevaarlijke Goederen
  • C-TPAT US Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • CTU Closed Transport Unit
  • DC Danube Commission
  • DCMR Dienst Centraal Milieubeheer Rijnmond
  • DDT Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane
  • DE Ship Design and Equipment committee
  • DEA Drug Enforcement Administration. (U.S.A.)
  • DFT Department for Transport
  • DG Dangerous Goods
  • DGAC Dangerous Goods Advisory Council
  • DGD Dangerous Goods Declaration
  • DGP Dangerous Goods Panel
  • DGSA Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser
  • DGSM Directorate Scheepvaart en Maritime Zaken.
  • DIA Deskundig Inventariseerder Asbest (Specialist Asbestos inventory)
  • DIA Deskundig Inventariseerder Asbest (Specialist Asbestos inventory)
  • DIN Deutsches Institut fuer Normung e.V. / Deutsche Industrie Norm
  • DNV Det Norske Veritas (Classification)
  • DNV-GL Det Norske Veritas – Germanische Lloyd (now DNV only)
  • DOT Department of Transportation
  • DRI Direct Reduced Iron
  • DSC IMO sub-committee on Dangerous goods, Solid Cargoes and containers (Now CCC)
  • DSME Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (S. Korea)
  • E&T Editorial & Technical Committee
  • EBIS European Barge Inspection Scheme
  • ECOSOC The Economic and Social Council
  • ECTA European Chemical Transport Association
  • ECW European Waste Catalog
  • EDI Electronic Data Interchange
  • EFMA European Fertilizer Manufacturers Association.
  • EFTA European Free Trade Association
  • EG Europese Gemeenschappen
  • EHS Evaluation of the Hazards of Harmful Substances Carried by Ships
  • EI Exposure Index
  • EMS Emergency Medical Service
  • EN Europese Norm
  • EPA Environmental Protection Agency (US)
  • EQ Excepted Quantity
  • ER Engine room
  • ERIC Emergency Response Intervention Cards
  • ETA Estimated time of arrival
  • ETD Estimated time of departure
  • EU Europese Unie / European Union
  • Eural Europese Afvalstoffen Lijst
  • EVO Algemene Verladers- en Eigen Vervoer Organisatie
  • EVOA Europese Verordening Overbrenging Afvalstoffen
  • FAL Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic, 1965, as amended (FAL (amended) 1965)
  • FAL Facilitation Committee
  • FDA Food and Drug Association
  • FEU Forty feet Equivalent Unit (= 2 TEU)
  • FIBC Flexible IBC. (Big Bags).
  • FIBC Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container
  • FOT Fuel Oil Tank
  • FP Fire Protection
  • FPSO Floating Production Storage and Offloading installation
  • FSRUs Floating Storage and re-gasification units
  • FSS Fire Safety Systems
  • FWT Fresh Water Tank
  • GA General Arrangement
  • GBV Gezond Boeren Verstand
  • GESAMP Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Pollution
  • GGVE/GGVS Gefahrgutverordnung Eisenbahn bzw. Strasse
  • GHS Globally Harmonised system on classification, and labelling of chemicals
  • GISIS Global Integrated Shipping Information System
  • GL Germanisher Lloyd (Classification) Now part of DNV
  • HAZOP Hazard and Operability (Study)
  • HCB Hexachlorobenzene
  • HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
  • HCFK’s Chloorfluorkoolwaterstoffen
  • HCI Hydrochloric acid
  • HEPA High Efficiency Particulate Arresting
  • HFC Hydrofluorocarbons
  • HFK’s Fluorkoolwaterstoffen
  • Hg Mercury
  • HGS Handboek Gevaarlijke Stoffen voor het vervoer van gevaarlijke stoffen in verpakte vorm per zeeschip
  • HGS Handboek Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • HKC Hong Kong Ship Recycling Convention 2009
  • HKW’s Halogeenkoolwaterstoffen
  • HL Hapag-Lloyd
  • HMM Hyuandai Merchant Marine
  • HNS Hazardous and Noxious Substances
  • HNS Convention International Convention on Liability and Compensation for Damage in Connection with the Carriage of Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea (HNS), 1996
  • HRM Human Resource Management
  • HS Code Harmonized Commodity description and coding system of WCO
  • HSC-Code High Speed Craft
  • HSE Health, Safety and Environment
  • HSE Health and Safety Executive
  • IACS International Association Of Classification Societies
  • IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IAPH International Association of Ports and Harbors
  • IATA International Air Transport Association
  • IBC Intermediate Bulk Container.
  • IBC CODE International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying Dangerous Chemicals in Bulk
  • IBTA International Bulk Terminals Association
  • ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization’s
  • ICAO-TI Int. Civil Aviation Organisation – Technical Instructions
  • ICHCA International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association
  • ICS International Chamber of Shipping
  • IEA International Energy Agency
  • IFSMA International Federation of Ship Masters Associations
  • IGC International Code for the Safe Carriage of Grain in Bulk
  • IGC Code Code for existing Ships Carrying liquefied Gases in Bulk (IMO)
  • IGC-Code International Code for the Construction and Equipment of Ships Carrying liquefied Gases in Bulk and the International
  • IHM Inventory of Hazardous Materials
  • IHMA International Harbour Master’s Association
  • IICL Institute of International Container Lessors
  • ILO International Labour Organization
  • ILT Inspectie Leefomgeving en Transport
  • IMCO Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (upto +/- 1990)
  • IMDG Code International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
  • IMO International Maritime Organisation
  • IMSBC Code International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes Code
  • INF Code Irrediated Nuclear Fuel
  • Intercargo International Association Of Dry Cargo Shipowners
  • Intertanko International Association Of Independant Tanker Owners
  • IRS Indian Register of Shipping
  • IRS India Classification Society
  • IRU International Road Transport Union
  • ISM-Code International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention
  • ISPS International Ship and Port Facility Security Code
  • ISU International Salvage Union
  • ITF International Transport Workers’ Federation
  • IUMI International Union of Marine Insurance
  • IVODGA International Vessel Operators Dangerous Goods Association (New name for VOHMA)
  • KEW Kernenergiewet
  • KGA (code) Klein Gevaarlijk Afval
  • KHI Kawasaki Heavy Industry
  • kPa KiloPascal
  • KPT Kookpunt
  • KR South Korea Classification
  • KWS Koolwaterstoffen
  • LAN Local area network
  • LD (50) Lethale Dosis (50)
  • LD50 Concentratie in lucht van een stof waarbij 50% van de proefdieren inademing gedurende 4 uren niet overleeft
  • LEL Lower Explosion Level
  • LIOGS Landelijk Informatiepunt Ongevallen Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • LMA Landelijk Meldpunt Afvalstoffen
  • LNG Liquified Natural Gas
  • LNG FSRUs LNG Floating Storage and re-gasification units
  • LOA Length OverAll
  • LPG Liquified Petroleum Gas
  • LQ Limited Quantity
  • LR Lloyds Register (Classification)
  • LWCA Landelijke Werkgroep Chemisch afval
  • LWGA Landelijke Werkgroep Gevaarlijke Afvalstoffen
  • MAC Maximaal aanvaarde concentratie van een stof
  • MAC-C MAC-Ceiling
  • MAC-H MAC-huid
  • MAC-TGG x MAC-tijdgewogen gemiddelde x min ( ‘MAC’ = TGG 8uur)
  • MAK Maximale Arbeitsplatzkonzentration
  • MARPOL International Convention of Pollution from Ships
  • MARPOL 73/78 Maritime Pollution Convention 73/78
  • MARPOL Annex 1 Regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil
  • MARPOL Annex 2 Noxious liquid substances carried in bulk
  • MARPOL Annex 3 Regulations for the prevention of pollution by harmful substances carried by sea in packaged form
  • MARPOL Annex 4 Prevention of pollution by sewage from ships
  • MARPOL Annex 5 Prevention of pollution by garbage from ships
  • MARPOL Annex 6 Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships
  • MCFC Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell
  • MD Materials Declaration (IHM Newbuild)
  • MEPC Marine Environment Protection Committee
  • MER Milieu-effect rapport(age)
  • MFAG Medical First Aid Guide
  • MIR Milieu-invloed rapport(age)
  • MKB MIDDEN EN KLEINBEDRIJF.
  • MMDGD Multi Modal Dangerous Goods Declaration
  • MMMF Man Made Mineral Fibres
  • MOL Mitsui OSK Line
  • MoU Memorandum of Understanding
  • MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MSC Maritime Safety Committee
  • MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company
  • MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
  • MTMC Military Traffic Management Command
  • n.e.g. niet elders genoemd
  • N.O.S. Not Otherwise Specified
  • NER Nederlandse Emissie Richtlijn
  • NFPA National Fire Protection Association
  • NGO Niet-gouvernementele Organisatie
  • NGO Non Governmental Organisation
  • Ni Nickel
  • NIBRA Ned. Inst. voor Branweer en Rampenbestrijding
  • NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  • NORM Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material
  • NORM Naturally Occuring Radioactive Material
  • NVVK Ned. Ver. Voor Veiligheidskunde
  • NYK Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line
  • o.c. open cup
  • OCIMF Oil Companies International Marine Forum
  • OCTI Organisatie voor het internationale spoorwegvervoer
  • OCTI Central Office for Intern. Carriage by Rail.
  • ODS Ozone-depleting substances
  • OECD Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.
  • OFS Official ship number
  • OHSAS (18001) Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series18001
  • ONE Ocean Network Express
  • OOCL Orient Overseas Container Line
  • OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • P Marine Pollutant
  • P&I Protection and Indemnity Insurance (PandI)
  • P.S.N. Proper Shipping Name
  • Pb Lead
  • PBB Polybrominated biphenyl
  • PBDE Polybrominated diphenyl ethers
  • PBM Persoonlijk(e) Beschermings Middel(en)
  • PCB Poly Chlorinated Biphenyls
  • PCHM Potentially containing Hazardous Material
  • PFC Perfluorocarbons
  • PGS Publikatie Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • PGS 15 Opslag van Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • POHS Periodic Occupational Health Survey
  • PONL P&ONedlloyd (Now part of Maersk Line)
  • POP Persistent Organic Pollutants
  • POPRC Persistence Organic Pollutant Review Committee
  • PP Severe Marine Pollutant (Now obsolete)
  • PPE Personal Protective Equipment
  • PTB-stoffen Persistente, Toxische en Bioaccumulerende stoffen
  • PVC Polyvinyl chloride
  • QRA Quantitative Risk Assessment
  • RAGA Regeling Aanwijzing Gevaarlijke Afvalstoffen
  • RCF Refractory Ceramic Fibres
  • REL Recommended Exposure Limit
  • RGS Route Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • RIB Rapportage Informatie-eisen BRZO
  • RID Reglement betreffende het internationale spoorwegvervoer van gevaarlijke goederen
  • RID Règlement concernant le transport International ferroviaire des marchandises Dangereuses
  • RIE (RI&E) Risico Inventarisatie en Evaluatie
  • RINA Registro Italiano Navale (Italian Naval Register) Classification
  • RIT Rampen Identificatie Team
  • RIVM/CSR Centrum voor Stoffen en Risicobeoordeling v/h RIVM
  • ROGS Regionaal Officier Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • ROR Reglement betreffende het onderzoek van schepen op de Rijn
  • RPD Respiratory Protective Device
  • RPR Rijnvaartpolitiereglement
  • RS Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
  • RSI Repetitive Strain Injury
  • RTECS Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
  • RVGL Regeling vervoer gevaarlijke stoffen door de lucht (Uitvoeringsbesluit RTL)
  • RVI Rijksverkeersinspectie
  • R-zin zin die de aard van het gevaar nader aangeeft
  • SADT Self Accelerating Decomposition Temperature
  • SCCP Shortchain chlorinated paraffins
  • SCETDG Sub Committee of Experts on the Transport of DG
  • SDoC Suppliers Declaration of Conformity b(IHM Newbuild)
  • SDS Safety Data Sheet (Previously MSDS)
  • SDS Safety Data Sheet
  • SDU Staatsdrukkerij- en uitgeverijbedrijf
  • SI (Dutch) Shipping Inspection
  • SIGNI Signs and Signals on Inland Waterways
  • Sigtto Society Of International Gas Tanker And Terminal Operators Ltd.
  • SOLAS International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea
  • SOLAS Safety of Life at Sea (1974).
  • SOLAS (Convention for the) Safety of Life at Sea
  • SOLAS-2002 2002 Conference of Contracting Governments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea, 1974
  • SQAS Safety And Quality Assessment System ( div. soorten transport)
  • SRF Ship Recycling Facility
  • SRFP Ship Recycling Facility Plan
  • STCW International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, 1978
  • STEL Short Term Exposure Limit
  • STS Ship to Ship transfer
  • STW Standards of Training and Watch keeping
  • SVGS (Vereniging van) Specialisten Vervoer Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • SZW Soc. Zaken en Werkgelegenheid
  • TBT Tribultyltin
  • TC Technical Cooperation Committee
  • TDI Tolerabele Dagelijkse Inname
  • TEU Twenty feet Equivalent Unit
  • TFCA Transport Formulier Chemisch Afval
  • TGG Tijdgewogen Gemiddelde
  • TI Traffic information
  • Timber-code Code of Safe Practice for Ships Carrying Timber Deck Cargoes
  • TLV Threshold Limit Value
  • TPT Triphenyltin
  • TR Technical Report
  • TRANS/WP15 Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • TREM (card) Transport Emergency card
  • TWA Time Weighted Average
  • UEL Upper Explosion Level
  • UIC Intern. Union of Railways.
  • UIC Int. Unie van Spoorwegen (Union Int. des Chemin de Fer ?)
  • UKAS United Kingdom Acceritation Service
  • UN United Nations
  • UN/CEFACT UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business
  • UN/EDIFACT UN Electronic data interchange for administration, commerce and transport
  • UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
  • UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme
  • UNSCOE UN Subcommittee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
  • USCG US Coast Guard
  • USEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • UV Ultra Violet
  • VBB Veiligheidsbesluit Binnenvaart (1963)
  • VBG Vervoer Gevaarlijke Stoffen over de Binnenwateren.
  • VBG Reglement/Regeling Vervoer over de binnenwateren van gevaarlijke stoffen
  • VBT Veiligheidsbesluit Tankschepen
  • VER Veiligheids Effect Rapportage
  • VHCP Vereniging van Handelaren in Chemische Producten
  • VHF Very high frequency
  • VIB VeiligheidsInformatieBlad
  • VIC Vervoers Informatie Centrum
  • VIC Vergiftigings Informatie Centrum / Adviescentrum Toxicologie RIVM
  • VLG Reglement/Regeling Vervoer over Land van Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • VLGC Very Large Gas Carrier
  • VNCI Vereniging van de Nederlandse Chemische Industrie
  • VNG Vereniging van Nederlandse Gemeenten
  • VOC Volatile Organic Compounds
  • VOHMA Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association, inc (Now IVODGA)
  • VOS Vluchtige Organische Stoffen
  • VR Verwaarloosbaar risico
  • VROM Volksgezondheid Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieuhygiene
  • VSG Reglement/Regeling Vervoer over de spoorweg van gevaarlijke stoffen
  • VSR Vereniging Schoonmaak Research
  • VTC Vessel traffic centre
  • VTH Vergunning, Toezicht, Handhaving
  • VTMIS Vessel traffic management and information services (maritime navigation)
  • VTS Vessel traffic services
  • WAZ Wet arbeid zelfstandigen
  • WB Wet Bodembescherming
  • WBDBO Weerstand tegen Branddoorslag en Brandoverslag
  • WBT Water Ballast Tank
  • WCA Wet Chemische Afvalstoffen
  • WCO World Customs Organization
  • WD Working Document
  • WED Wet economische delicten
  • WEEE Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • WGA Wet Gevaarlijke Afvalstoffen
  • WGD Werkgroep van Deskundigen (MAC-waarden)
  • Wgs Wet Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System
  • WHO World Health Organization
  • WM Wet Milieubeheer
  • WMD Weapons of Mass Destruction
  • WMS Wet Milieugevaarlijke Stoffen
  • WNTI World Nuclear Transport Institute
  • WP Working Paper
  • WPF Workplace Protection Factor
  • WTIV Wind Turbine Installation Vessel
  • WVC Welzijn Volksgezondheid en Cultuur (Min.van)
  • WVGS Wet Vervoer Gevaarlijke Stoffen
  • Wvgs Wet Vervoer gevaarlijke stoffen
  • WvK Wetboek van Koophandel
  • ZZP Zelfstandige Zonder Personeel