Definitions for "Affreightment"
Keywords:  lading, cargo, shipper, hiring, charter
The act of hiring, or the contract for the use of, a vessel, or some part of it, to convey cargo.
a contract for the movement of cargo in which the cargo owner/shipper is neither charterer nor operator of the vessel.
Contracts between a carrier and an exporter, to carry goods by sea or by air. Bills of Lading and Airway Bills are evidence of "contract of affreightment".