Brush up on your international shipping vocabulary or find the definition for a specific shipping or customs term.

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Term Definition

A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel and used forboarding.


Act of throwing cargo or equipment (jetsam) overboard when aship is in danger.


Just In Time. In thismethod of inventory control warehousing is minimal or non existent, thecontainer is the movable warehouse and must arrive just in time, not too early ortoo late.


A rate applicable from a point on one transportation line to apoint on another line made by agreement and published in a single tariff by alltransportation lines over which the rate applies.

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