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We follow the rules and regulations laid by the regulating bodies to ascertain that we and our clients do not face any allegations of any form.


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We assure that all consignments will reach their specific destination safe and sound. Our efficient packing, unpacking, loading, unloading and transportation facilities are continuously monitored to avoid any harm to the lot.


Our tracking system keeps a close look on the movement of the consignment and also allows us to take timely action in case of any unfavorable circumstances.


Our energetic and proficient workforce plays a vital role in our organization and has been instrumental in our success.


The decision of a carrier to give up or to discontinue service over a route. Railroads must seek ICC permission to abandon routes.

Air Cargo

Freight that is moved by air transportation.

Air Cargo Containers

Containers designed to conform to the inside of an aircraft. There are many shapes and sizes of containers. Air cargo containers fall into three categories: 1) air cargo pallets 2) lower deck containers 3) box type containers.

Airport and Airway Trust Fund

A federal fund that collects passenger ticket taxes and disburses those funds for airport facilities.

Air Taxi

An exempt for-hire air carrier that will fly anywhere on demand: air taxis are restricted to a maximum payload and passenger capacity per plane.

Air Waybill (AWB)

A bill of lading for air transport that serves as a receipt for the shipper, indicates that the carrier has accepted the goods listed, obligates the carrier to carry the consignment to the airport of destination according to specified conditions.

Anti-Dumping Duty

An additional import duty imposed in instances where imported goods are priced at less than the normal price charged in the exporter's domestic market and cause material injury to domestic industry in the importing country.

Arrival Notice

A notice from the delivering carrier to the Notify Party indicating the shipment's arrival date at a specific location (normally the destination).

Bill of Lading (BOL)

A transportation document that is the contract of carriage containing the terms and conditions between the shipper and carrier


A federal law that requires coastal and inter-coastal traffic to be carried in U.S.-built and –registered ships.

Carload Lot

A shipment that qualifies for a reduced freight rate because it is greater than a specified minimum weight. Since carload rates usually include minimum rates per unit of volume, the higher LCL (less than carload) rate may be less expensive for a heavy but relatively small shipment.

Certificate of origin

An international business document that certifies the country of origin of the shipment.

Coastal carriers

Water carriers that provide service along coasts serving ports on the Atlantic or Pacific oceans or on the Gulf of Mexico

Collect Freight

Freight payable to the carrier at the port of discharge or ultimate destination. The consignee does not pay the freight charge if the cargo does not arrive at the destination.


The party to whom goods are shipped and delivered. The receiver of a freight shipment.


1) A shipment that is handled by a common carrier.

2) The process of a supplier placing goods at a customer location without receiving payment until after the goods are used or sold. Also see: Consignment Inventory.

Consignment Inventory

1) Goods or product that are paid for when they are sold by the reseller, not at the time they are shipped to the reseller.

2) Goods or products which are owned by the vendor until they are sold to the consumer.


The party who originates a shipment of goods (shipper). The sender of a freight shipment, usually the seller.


1) A “box,” typically 10 to 40 feet long, which is primarily used for ocean freight shipments. For travel to and from ports, containers are loaded onto truck chassis or on railroad flatcars.

2) The packaging, such as a carton, case, box, bucket, drum, bin, bottle, bundle, or bag, that an item is packed and shipped in.

Container Security Initiative (CSI)

U.S. Customs program to prevent global containerized cargo from being exploited by terrorists. Designed to enhance security of sea cargo container.

Cross Docking

A distribution system in which merchandise received at the warehouse or distribution center is not put away, but instead is readied for shipment to retail stores. Cross docking requires close synchronization of all inbound and outbound shipment movements. By eliminating the put-away, storage and selection operations, it can significantly reduce distribution costs.


Material flow activity where materials are shipped to customers from a secondary shipping point rather than from a preferred shipping point.


The volume of the shipment or package (the product of the length x width x depth).


Cubic volume of space being used or available for shipping or storage.

Cube Utilization

In warehousing, a measurement of the utilization of the total storage capacity of a vehicle or warehouse.

Cubic Space

In warehousing, a measurement of space available or required in transportation and warehousing.

Dangerous Goods

Articles or substances capable of posing significant health, safety, or environmental risk, and that ordinarily require special attention including packaging and labeling when stored or transported. Also referred to as Hazardous Goods or Hazardous Materials (HazMat).

Dead on Arrival (DOA)

A term used to describe products which are not functional when delivered. Synonym: Defective Declaration of Dangerous Goods
To comply with the U.S. regulations, exporters are required to provide special notices to inland and ocean transport companies when goods are hazardous.

Declared Value

The value of the goods, declared by the shipper on a bill of lading, for the purpose of determining a freight rate or the limit of the carrier's liability. Also used by customs as the basis for calculation of duties, etc.

Dedicated Contract Carriage

A third-party service that dedicates equipment (vehicles) and drivers to a single customer for its exclusive use on a contractual basis.


Supplier/manufacturer arrangement in which suppliers are responsible for the transport of the goods they have produced, which is being sent to a manufacturer. This responsibility includes tasks such as ensuring products get through Customs.


The carrier charges and fees applied when rail freight cars and ships are retained beyond a specified loading or unloading time.

Dock Receipt

A receipt that indicates an export shipment has been delivered to a steamship company by a domestic carrier.

Domestic Trunk Line Carrier

An air carrier classification for carriers that operate between major population centers. These carriers are now classified as major carriers.

Drop Ship

To take the title of the product but not actually handle, stock, or deliver it, e.g., to have one supplier ship directly to another or to have a supplier ship directly to the buyer’s customer.

Dual Rate System

An international water carrier pricing system where a shipper signing an exclusive use agreement with the conference pays a lower rate (10% to %15) than non-signing shippers for an identical shipment.

Duty Free Zone (DFZ)

An area where goods or cargo can be stored without paying import customs duties while awaiting manufacturing or future transport.

Export License

A document secured from a government authorizing an exporter to export a specific quantity of a controlled commodity to a certain country. An export license is often required if a government has placed embargoes or other restrictions upon exports.

Export sales contract

The initial document in any international transaction; it details the specifics of the sales agreement between the buyer and seller.


Goods being transported from one place to another.

Freight-all-kinds (FAK)

An approach to rate making whereby the ante is based only upon the shipment weight and distance; widely used in TOFC service.

Freight Bill

The carrier’s invoice for transportation charges applicable to a freight shipment.

Freight Carriers

Companies that haul freight, also called "for-hire" carriers. Methods of transportation include trucking, railroads, airlines, and sea borne shipping.

Freight Charge

The rate established for transporting freight.

Freight Collect

The freight and charges to be paid by the consignee.

Freight Consolidation

The grouping of shipments to obtain reduced costs or improved utilization of the transportation function. Consolidation can occur by market area grouping, grouping according to scheduled deliveries, or using third-party pooling services such as public warehouses and freight forwarders.

Freight Forwarder

An organization which provides logistics services as an intermediary between the shipper and the carrier, typically on international shipments. Freight forwarders provide the ability to respond quickly and efficiently to changing customer and consumer demands and international shipping (import/export) requirements.

Freight Prepaid

The freight and charges to be paid by the consignor.

Full Container load (FCL)

A term used when goods occupy a whole container

Full Truckload (FTL)

A term which defines a shipment which occupies at least one complete truck trailer, or allows for no other shippers goods to be carried at the same time.

Handling Costs

The cost involved in moving, transferring, preparing, and otherwise handling inventory.


The inland transport service which is offered by the carrier under the terms and conditions of the tariff and of the relative transport document.


International Air Transport Association

Import/Export License

Official authorization issued by a government allowing the shipping or delivery of a product across national boundaries.

Inbound Logistics

The movement of materials from suppliers and vendors into production processes or storage facilities.

Inland Bill of Lading

The carriage contract used in transport from a shipping point overland to the exporter's international carrier location.

Inland Carrier

An enterprise that offers overland service to or from a point of import or export.

Integrated Carrier

A company that offers a blend of transportation services such as land, sea and air carriage, freight forwarding, and ground handling.

Integrated Logistics

A comprehensive, system-wide view of the entire supply chain as a single process, from raw materials supply through finished goods distribution. All functions that make up the supply chain are managed as a single entity, rather than managing individual functions separately.

International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS)

Adopted by the IMO and based on the U.S. MTSA, came into force on July 1, 2004. It is a comprehensive, mandatory security regime for international shipping and port facility operations agreed to by the members of the IMO. Ships must be certified by their flag states to ensure that mandated security measures have been implemented; port facilities must undergo security vulnerability assessments that form the basis of security plans approved by their government authorities.


The cargo carried in a transportation vehicle.


The process of planning, implementing, and controlling procedures for the efficient and effective transportation and storage of goods including services, and related information from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements.

Logistics Channel

The network of supply chain participants engaged in storage, handling, transfer, transportation, and communications functions that contribute to the efficient flow of goods.


A document which describes individual orders contained within a shipment.

Marine Insurance

Insurance to protect against cargo loss and damage when shipping by water transportation.

Minimum Weight

The shipment weight specified by the carrier’s tariff as the minimum weight required to use the TL or CL rate; the rate discount volume.

Net Weight

The weight of the merchandise, unpacked, exclusive of any containers.

Noncertified Carrier

A for-hire air carrier that is exempt from economic regulation.

Order Picking

Selecting or “picking” the required quantity of specific products for movement to a packaging area (usually in response to one or more shipping orders) and documenting that the material was moved from one location to shipping.

Outbound Logistics

The process related to the movement and storage of products from the end of the production line to the end user.

Parcel Shipment

Parcels include small packages like those typically handled by providers such as UPS and FedEx.

Port Authority

A state or local government that owns, operates, or otherwise provides wharf, dock, and other terminal investments at ports.

Port of Discharge

Port where vessel is off loaded.

Port of Entry

A port at which foreign goods are admitted into the receiving country.

Port of Loading

Port where cargo is loaded aboard the vessel.

Regional Carrier

A for-hire air carrier, usually certificated, that has annual operating revenues of less than $74 million; the carrier usually operates within a particular region of the country.

Regular-Route Carrier

A motor carrier that is authorized to provide service over designated routes

Ship Agent

A liner company or tramp ship operator representative who facilitates ship arrival, clearance, loading and unloading, and fee payment while at a specific port.

Ship Broker

A firm that serves as a go-between for the tramp ship owner and the chartering consignor or consignees.


The party that tenders goods for transportation.


Shipper-carriers (also called private carriers) are companies with goods to be shipped that own or manage their own vehicle fleets. Many large retailers, particularly groceries and "big box" stores, are shipper-carriers.

Shipper’s Agent

A firm that acts primarily to match up small shipments, especially single-traffic piggyback loads to permit use of twin-trailer piggyback rates.

Shipper’s Association

A nonprofit, cooperative consolidator and distributor of shipments owned or shipped by member firms; acts in much the same was as for-profit freight forwarders.


The function that performs tasks for the outgoing shipment of parts, components, and products. It includes packaging, marking, weighing, and loading for shipment.

Shipping Lane

A predetermined, mapped route on the ocean that commercial vessels tend to follow between ports. This helps ships avoid hazardous areas. In general transportation, the logical route between the point of shipment and the point of delivery used to analyze the volume of shipment between two points.

Shipping Manifest

A document that lists the pieces in a shipment. A manifest usually covers an entire load regardless of whether the load is to be delivered to a single destination or many destinations. Manifests usually list the items, piece count, total weight, and the destination name and address for each destination in the load.

Short Shipment

Piece of freight missing from shipment as stipulated by documents on hand.


An add-on charge to the applicable charges;

Tracking and Tracing

Monitoring and recording shipment movements from origin to destination.


Document containing description of goods that are part of common carrier freight shipment. Show origin, destination, consignee/consignor, and amount charged. Copies travel with goods and are retained by originating/delivering agents. Used by carrier for internal record and control, especially during transit. Not a transportation contract.