The delivery of enhanced customer and economic value through synchronized management of the flow of physical goods, services and associated information from sourcing through consumption. The management of the process and activities to provide the flow of products, services and information to customers. Document required when transferring a cargo container from one Vessel to another, or to a shipping terminal. The receipt includes the apparent exterior status of the Container. A charge made for a service performed in a carrier’s terminal area. A company which provides logistics services to other companies for some or all of their logistics needs. It typically includes warehousing and transportation services. Most 3PL’s also have freight forwarding licenses. A specialized vessel designed with a ramp to facilitate driving on and off cargo, as opposed to being loaded with cranes or other lifting equipment.
Non-negotiable transport document allowing a quick release to the receiver named on. Cargo “Aka” “refrigerated container” Thermal container equipped with an electrical appliance (mechanical compressor) for the purposes of cooling or heating the air within the container. Common grouping of orders for goods/services to facilitate distribution at the other end. A cargo consolidator in ocean trades that will buy space from a carrier and re-sell it to shippers. The NVOCC issues Bills of Lading, publishes tariffs and otherwise conducts itself as an ocean common carrier, except that it will not provide the actual ocean or intermodal service. Main Ocean Vessel used in a maritime service during a specified voyage. Bill of Lading covering many goods, loaded in the same container by different shippers. The world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards, given for the art specifications for products, services and good practice, helping to make industry more efficient and effective.