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The Complete SCAC Code List [2019]

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The freight industry loves acronyms. You’ve got FAKs (Freight of all kinds), BOLs (Bill of lading), and PODs (Proof of delivery), just to name a few. If you’re going to be a freight shipper, it’s best to recognize these terms. And though they are not technically acronyms, you’ll also find SCAC codes across documents and tracking systems from your first freight shipment to your last.

What are SCAC codes?

Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC) are unique codes assigned by the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to identify transportation companies. These two-to-four-letter codes were initially developed in the 1960s to help facilitate computerization in the freight industry.

Though SCAC codes are common with LTL or Truckload shipping, they are used all over the transportation industry. SCAC codes are used in the automobile, petroleum, forestry, railroad, and ocean container industries, among many others. Like freight class, they are created and regulated by the NMFTA.

In LTL shipping, SCAC codes identify a number of commonly used carriers. These SCAC codes can be found on the bill of lading, and other similar shipping documents. They are also used in the freight tracking process, as well as scheduling pickups using EDI (Electronic date interchange).

Complete SCAC Code List [2019]

Below is a list of the widely used Standard Carrier Alpha Codes (SCAC):
Carrier NameSCAC
Cheng Lie Navigation Co.,Ltd11DX
Wan Hai Lines22AA
ABF FreightABFS
Atlantic Container LineACLU
Grieg Star ShippingACSU
Alaska Marine LinesAKMR
Allied Van LinesALLV
Australia National LineANNU
AliancaANRM
Amino TransportANTC
American President LinesAPLU
American FreightwaysARFW
Arkas Container Transport S.A.ARKU
Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers IncAROF
AAFES Private FleetAYAF
BAX GlobalBAXG
Bermuda Container LineBCLU
Bulk FR8 (Liquid Bulk)BKFB
Bridge LogisticsBLOJ
BAX GLOBAL (air)BNAF
BT Express Freight SystemsBTEY
Carbonite LogisticsCBNP
CeladonCDNK
Central Gulf Lines, IncCEGL
Central Freight LinesCENF
Carolina Logistics IncCGSQ
Compania Sud Americana de VaporesCHIW
Chermak Cartage, LLCCHKA
China Shipping Container Lines CoCHNJ
Cheema Transport Inc.CHRP
Swire ShippingCHVW
CJR Trucking, Inc.CJRF
CJR Trucking, Inc.CJRF
Cheeseman TransportCJRQ
Companhia Libra de NavegacaoCLIB
CrowleyCMCU/CAMN
Compagnie Maritime / CMA CGMCMDU
Compagnia Chilena de Navigacion Interoceanica SACNIU
Carolina Transportation IncCNPC
COSCO Container Lines / China Ocean Shipping LinesCOSU
Country TransportCOTO
Container Port GroupCPGP
Chinese-Polish Joint Stock Shipping CompanyCPJQ
CSX TransportationCSXT
Central TransportCTII
Cowan systems, LLCCWAS
CON-WAY Central ExpressCWCE
CON-WAY IntermodalCWIM
CON-WAY Southern ExpressCWSE
CON-WAY Western ExpressCWWE
DelmasDAAE
DBO BahnoperatorDBGB
Diamond LogisticsDMLI
Dole Ocean Cargo ExpressDOLQ
DOT-LINE TRANSPORTATIONDOLR
Daylight Transport LLCDYLT
Evergreen LineEGLV
EimskipEIMU/EIMW
Ease LogisticsELOI
Ecuadorian LineEQLI
Emirates Shipping LineESPU
EukorEUKO
EMERY WorldwideEWCF
Estes ExpressEXLA
Expeditors International OceanEXPD
FedEx Custom CriticalFDCC
FedEx Express (AIR)FDE
FEDEX GroundFDEG/FDXG
Far Eastern Shipping CompanyFESO
First International courier sys.FICS
FLT Logistics LLCFLJF
Fortune TransportationFTNA
Fifth Wheel Freight LLCFWFG
FedEx LTL Freight EastFXFE
FedEx LTL Freight West (formerly VIKN – Viking)FXFW
FedEx Freight National (formerly Watkins)FXNL
GILBERT EAST CORPGBEA
GILBERT EXPRESSGBXI
Great Eastern Shipping Inc.GESC
GalborgGFAL
R and L CarriersGMLS
G & P Trucking, Inc.GPTC
GrimaldiGRIU
Gold Star Line Ltd.GSLU
Heartland ExpressHAEI
Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.HDMU
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.HJBT
Hapag Lloyd Container Line/A>HLCU
HOYER Deep SeaHOYO
Hercules Forwarding IncHRCF
Horizon LinesHRZU
Hoegh AutolinersHUAU
Hub GroupHUBT
Hyde ShippingHYDU
Industrial Maritime Carriers (Intermarine)IDMC
Intelcom ExpressIEXA
Independent Container LineIILU
INTERMODAL SERVICESINML
Interocean LinesINOC
INTER TRANS FREIGHTITFC
KANE IS ABLEKAEJ
KUEHNE + NAGELKHNN
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.KKLU
Korea Marine Transport Co., Ltd.KMTU
Knight TransportationKNIG
King Ocean SerciesKOSL
Logistic Dynamics, Inc.LDYN
LDI Trucking, Inc.LDYQ
Liberty Global Logistics, LLCLGLT
Linea MessinaLMCU
Maersk LineMAEU
MatsonMATS
MCC Transport Pte. Ltd.MCCQ
MCC Transport Singapore Pte Ltd.MCPU
Marfret Compagnie MaritimeMFTU
MGM TRANSPORTMGMC
Malaysia International Shipping Corporation BerhadMISC
MarubaMRUB
Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.MSCU
Marten Transport LTD.MTEN
NATIONAL FREIGHTNAFT
North American Van Lines, Inc.NAVI
Nile Dutch Africa LineNIDU
Nordana LineNODA
Neptune Shipping LineNOSU
Bahri / National Shipping Company of Saudi ArabiaNSAU
CSAV NorasiaNSLU
National Xpress LogisticsNXPL
NYKNYKU/NYKS
OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINEODFL
Ocean Network Express (ONE Line)ONEY
Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd.OOLU
PAM Transport IncPAMT
PAYSTAR LOGISTICSPAYL
Pacific International LinesPCIU
PIEDMONT EXPRESSPDME
Peninsula Truck LinesPENS
Pacific Logistics CorpPFLP
Precision Logistics GroupPLGQ
Polynesia LinePLLU
PM&O LinesPMOL
Panalpina (Pantainer Express Line)PNEP
Prime Inc.PRIJ
Prime Logistics & IntermodalPRML
Pasha Hawaii Transport LinesPSHI
Performance LogisticsPSQL
A. Duie PylePYLE
Rickmers LinieRCKI
Rail Delivery Services, Inc.RDSS
Radiant Global LogisticsRGLN
Rowl TruckingROWL
Russel Delivery Services, Inc.RUSS
Route Transportation & LogisticsRXLI
Royal OilRYOM
SafmarineSAFM
Saia LTL FreightSAIA
The Shipping Coporation of India Ltd.SCIU
Siem Car Carriers ASSCYE
Same Day Air LogisticsSDYA
SeaFreight LineSEFN
Seago LineSEJJ
Samskip, Inc.SKII
Sinokor Merchant Marine Co.,LtdSKLU
Sallaum LinesSLAQ
Seaboard MarineSMLU
Schneider NationalSNCY/SNLU/SCNN
Stevens TransportSTVV
Hamburg SüdSUDU
SWIFT TransportationSWFT
Truckers AmericaTCKM
Thorco ShippingTHZS
TOHO Shipping Co., LtdTOHO
TOTE MaritimeTOTE
Triple A LogisticsTPNW
Turkon Line IncTRKU
Universal Africa LinesUALC
Great White FleetUBCU
USAW – USA LogisticsUDRY
UPS FREIGHT (FKA Overnite Transportation Co / OVNT)UPGF
United Parcel ServiceUPSS/UPSZ/UPSN/UPSC
UNIQUE EXPRESSUQEP
U.S. GovernmentUSAU/USAX
USA TruckUSIT
US LinesUSLU
U.S. Northwest Express or USNW ExpressUSNW
United States Postal ServiceUSPS
U.S. XpressUSXI
UNYSONUYSN
Vocar Transportation Services, LLC.VCTS
VANEDGE LOGISTICSVLOQ
Vistar Transportation Ltd.VSRD
World Logistics Service (USA) IncWDLS
West European Container LinesWECU
Wallenius Wilhelmsen LogisticsWLWH
Westwood Shipping LinesWWSU
XPO LogisticsXPOC/XPOL
Xpress United Inc.XUI
Yang Ming LineYMLU
ZIM Integrated Shipping Services LtdZIMU

Though it’s not necessary (or even possible) to memorize all SCAC codes in the industry, it always helps to familiarize yourself with the codes for your commonly used carriers. As with most things shipping: the more you know, the better your freight experience is going to be.

 

Jill Damron

Jill Damron is a native Texan and Freight Operations Manager at FreightPros. She grew up in Houston, TX before moving to San Marcos in 2002 to attend Texas State University. Jill earned a degree in Communications and was the Treasurer of Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society. She married her college sweetheart in 2007 and they have twin daughters that will start kindergarten in August 2019.

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