Maritime, Shipping and Commercial Terms,
Expressions, Abbreviations, Measuring Units, etc.
A railroad-owned container (trailer).
An inclined path used to unload rail cars or trailers.
Location where railroad cars are parked and/or turn around.
Location where rail cars are concentrated for loading and unloading of containers.
Location for loading and unloading containers at railroad terminal.
The price for a transport service.
Group of Carriers which discusses rates and common problems with options to file independent tariffs.
A specific pricing proposal initiated by a member line of a Conference requiring approval of the remaining member lines of that Conference.
Received for Shipment B/L
Bill of Lading issued on receipt of cargo; cargo not necessarily loaded yet.
Return of a charter vessel or equipment to the owners.
Cargo requiring temperature control.
A thermal container with refrigerating machinery (mechanical compressor unit, absorption unit etc.) to control the temperature of cargo.
Electrical outlet on ship or a terminal providing electrical current for maintaining temperature.
The unit of measurement for the internal capacity of a vessel whereby one register ton equals 100 cubic feet (2.83 cubic meter)
Cargo to be returned to original place of receipt.
Unit for which freight is paid; per ton or cubic metre.
Rail mounted gantry crane.
Rate of Exchange
Return on Investment
Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo)
Principle of loading and discharging a vessel whereby the cargo is rolled on and off by means of a ramp.
Goto : Roll-on Roll-off.
Sequence in which a vessel calls at the ports on her schedule.
A voyage to a certain port or country and back again.
The process of determining how a shipment will be moved between Shipper and Consignee - between place of receipt and place of delivery.
A vertical division across a vessel, used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers.
Rest of Year
Rubber tyred gantry crane, transteiner.