SA – SAFE Anchorage
SATPM - Saturday P.M.
SB - Safe Berth
SD (or SID) - Single Decker
SEAFREIGHT - Costs charged for transporting goods over the sea. This does not cover any haulage or loading/discharging costs but the sea transport only.
SELFD - Self Discharging
SF - Stowage factor. Cubic space occupied by one ton (2,240 lbs/1,000 kgs) of cargo.
SHINC - Sundays/Holidays Included
SHEX - Sundays/Holidays Excluded
SKIDS - Are bearers (timber or steel) positioned under cargo to enable fork lift handling at port, and for ease of rigging and lashing on board ship.
SL - Bale (capacity)
SOC - Shipper Owned Container
SOF - Statement Of Facts
SP - Safe Port
SRBL - Signing and Releasing Bill of Lading
SSHEX (or SATSHEX) - Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Excluded
SSHINC (or SATSHINC) - Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays Included
STABILITY - It is paramount that a vessel is stable in all respects at all times. When cargo is loaded/discharged, the stability is monitored by a computer, which takes into account the weight and position of cargo within the vessel.
STARBOARD - Subject To Enough Merchandise (Availability of Cargo)
STERN - The aft part of a ship
SUB - Subject (to)
SUPERCARGO - Person employed by a ship owner, shipping company, charterer of a ship or shipper of goods to supervise cargo handling operations. Often called a port captain.
SWAD - Salt Water Arrival Draft
SWDD - Salt Water Departure Draft