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Mafi: Mafi is a mobile loading platform for loading a large item, making transportation easier by Ro-Ro vessel

Main Deck The floor on which the majority of the cargo is carried, normally known as an airplane’s Upper Deck. The full cargo freighter aircraft is fitted with the complete upper deck for main deck style containers / pallets while Combi aircraft uses the rear part of the upper deck to load cargo. There is no upper deck or main deck type of container / pallet at passenger aircraft.

Maintenance, repair, and operating Supplies(MRO): Products used for general operations and maintenance support, such as maintenance equipment, spare parts and consumables used in manufacturing processes and support operations.

Management of all logistics: Effective management of all logistics functions and activities related costs to minimize their sum across the product supply chain.

Manifest: A text that explains the individual orders included in a shipment.

Manufacture Cycle Time: The average time between start and finish of a manufacturing process, as it relates to products made-to-stock.

Marine Cargo insurance- FPA (free of particular average): A clause in a marine cargo insurance policy that no compensation shall be made in the course of a voyage for damage to goods unless a loss is incurred that amounts to or exceeds a certain percentage of the value as set out in the policy. Such a clause has as its purpose the prevention of small claims.

Marine cargo Insurance- General average: A loss resulting from a voluntary sacrifice made of any part of a shipment or cargo in order to prevent loss of the whole and for the good of all concerned persons.

Marine cargo Insurance- Open Policy: A freight insurance policy which is an open contract; i.e. it provides protection for all shipments of an exporter floating or transiting within a given geographic area for an indefinite period of time until the policy is terminated by the insured or the insurance company. It is “available” because at that time, too, the products being shipped are accurate. This is normally shown in a document called a Certificate of Marine Insurance.

Marine Diesel Oil: MDO (Marine Diesel Oil) is used by the main engines of smaller vessels and by the auxiliary engines of large vessels. The charter group clearly describes the standard that the fuel must achieve and must be followed at all times. False fuel can seriously damage motors

Market-Positioned Warehouse: Warehouse designed to replenish customer product assortments and manage full inbound transport consolidation economies with relatively short-haul local delivery from inventory origin points.

Marks and Numbers: Marks and numbers on items that were used to mark a shipment or pieces of a shipment.

Master Air waybill (MAWB):  The lading bill given to its customers by air carriers

Master Lease agreement: A master lease agreement is a container leasing company’s contract agreement for the leasing of containers. The agreement sets out all specific lease conditions, such as the price per day, the types of containers made available to the lessee, the amount of containers to be taken per depot, the storage where containers may be retrieved or returned, the terms of payment, etc.

Material Acquisition Costs: One of the components forming the total cost of operating a company’s supply chain.

Mate’s receipt: Receipt of a mate is a document in which the ship’s first officer, who bears responsibility for the cargo, explains the actual condition of the goods being transported.

Material handling:  Physical management during production and shipment, of goods and materials.

Material Management: Inbound supplier logistics through the manufacturing process. Sending and managing the products and items by production from procurement.

Material Planning: Management of materials feature which attempts to organize supply of materials with demand of materials.

Material requisition:  A order to purchase merchandise from the warehouse and to begin the buying process if it is not available.

MAUT German for toll, Highway use tax applied to vehicles over 12 tones in Germany.

Merchant’s haulage: Merchant’s transport is when the shipper and the recipient of a container carry out the preliminary and final shipment, respectively.

Merge In transit: The method of “merging” suppliers’ shipments and heading directly to the customer or the store, bypassing the vendor. A “drop shipment” from multiple suppliers to one purchaser.

Micro-Land bridge: An intermodal movement in which the shipment is transported by sea from a foreign country to the United States and then transferred through the United States by rail to an inland, non-port city, or vice versa for exports from a non-port city.

Midship: approx. in the location equally distant form the bow and stern

Mileage Allowance: An allowance that railways give to shippers using private railcars, based on distance.

Mileage Rate: A cost that is dependent on how many miles the item is delivered.

MMSI-number: The abbreviation for Maritime Mobile Service Identity Number is MMSI-number. This is a special 9-digit number reflecting both the AIS (Automatic Identification System), and the ship indirectly.

Mini-Land Bridge: An intermodal transport in which the shipment is transported by sea from a foreign country to the U.S., and then carried across the U.S. by rail to a port city destination, or vice versa to export from a port city in the United States.

Minimum Weight: The shipping weight the carrier’s tariff defines as the minimum weight necessary for using the TL or CL rate; the amount of the rate discount.

Motor Property Broker: A freight broker is a person making arrangements for freight shipping on behalf of an individual or company. The broker decides the customer’s needs, has industry experience and negotiates shipping rates with a carrier able to meet customer requirements

Motor Ship (M/S)

Motor Vessel (M/V)

Mutli Stop: Weighing stops, multi-stops and customs stops all lead to the same thing in road transport: a further address for processing. Trips from loading position A to unloading location B are usually brought. However, the customer often requests additional cargo operations. In the event of specific bulk goods, this may include assessing the laden weight, or fulfilling customs obligations.

Considering that the transport price is typically adjusted to transport from A to B only, the multi-stop covers the additional costs of this additional stop. Standard cost of multiple stops is based on an en-route stop.

MWS Mehr Wert Steuer: German VAT