Shipping Terms

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  • Railhead
    Location for loading and unloading containers at railroad terminal.
  • Rate Agreement
    Group of carriers who discuss rates and common problems with options to file independent tariffs.
  • Re-engineering
    An approach to improving business operations through reinventing, reevaluating, redesigning and redoing.
  • Received for Shipment Bill of Lading
    Can be issued on the carrier's actual receipt or taking custody of goods, if requested goods are not yet necessarily loaded on board a vessel or other conveyance. This form of bill of lading would usually be switched to an on board bill of lading or added as an on board notation upon the actual loading of goods on board a vessel or other conveyance.
  • Register Ton
    A unit of interior capacity of ships.1 Register Ton = 100 cubic feet or 2,832 cubic metres.Also known as vessel ton.
  • Relay
    Marine shipment that is transferred to its ultimate destination port after having been shipped to an intermediate point.
  • Replenishment
    The process of moving the inventory of an item from a reserve storage location to the primary picking location or to another mode of storage in which picking is performed.
  • Return Cargo
    Cargo to be returned to original place of receipt.
  • Revenue Ton
    Number of tonnes which freight is paid for per ton.
  • Reverse Logistics
    Reverse Logistics is a rather general term. In its broadest sense, reverse logistics stands for all operations related to the reuse of products and materials. The management of these operations can be referred to as Product Recovery Management (PRM). PRM is concerned with the care of products and materials after they have been used. Some of these activities are, to some extent, similar to those occurring in the case of internal returns of defective items due to unreliable production processes. Reverse logistics refers however to all logistics activities the collection, disassembly and processing of used products, product parts and/or materials in order to ensure a sustainable (environmentally-friendly) recovery.
  • Ro-Ro
    Roll on/Roll offVessel used for carrying cars and light trucks. Vehicles are driven on and driven off, as opposed to being loaded with cranes or other external equipment.