Glossary

The world of transport and logistics is full of technical and specific terms.
We have compiled a glossary to help you understand them better!
Bill of lading (BL)
Legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried.
Blank sailing
Bonded warehouse
Booking
Break bulk (maritime)
Carrier
Charterer
Consignee
Container
Customs duty
Demurrage charges
Detention fees
ETA (Estimate Time of Arrival)
FOB (Incoterm)
ETD (Estimate Time of Departure)
FCL (Full Container Loaded)
Feet (plural) / foot (singular)
Freight
Freight forwarding
General cargo
Gross weight
Handling
Incoterms (International Commercial Terms)
Lashing
LCL (Less than container load)
Logistics
Multimodal transport
Net weight
Perishable goods
RORO (Roll on - Roll off)
Shipment
Ship owner
Shipper
Stevedoring
Storage fees
Stowage
Stuffing
T1 / T2 (customs)
Tare
Tariff surcharges
TEU (Twenty Foot Equivalent)
Transhipment
Vessel
VGM (Verified Gross Mass)
Warehouse
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