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Shipping Glossary
 
COMMON SHIPPING TERMS
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Rate
  The price of a transport service
  Quantity, amount or degree measured or applied
   
Rebate
  That part of a transport charge which the carrier agrees to return.
   
Receipt
  A written acknowledgement, that something has been received.
   
Reefer Cargo
  Cargo requiring temperature control.
   
Reefer Container
  A thermal container with refrigerating appliances (mechanical compressor unit, absorption unit etc.) to control the temperature of cargo.
   
Regroupage
  The process of splitting up shipments into various consignments (degroupage) and combining these small consignments into other shipments (groupage).
   
Release Order
  A document issued by or on behalf of the carrier authorising the release of import cargo identified thereon and manifested under a single Bill of Lading.
   
Roll-on Roll-off
  Abbreviation: RoRo
  System of loading and discharging a vessel whereby the cargo is driven on and off by means of a ramp.
   
Route
  The track along which goods are (to be) transported.
   
Routing
  The determination of the most efficient route(s) that people, goods, materials and or means of transport have to follow
  The process of determining how a shipment will be moved between consignor and consignee or between place of acceptance by the carrier and place of delivery to the consignee
  The process of aiding a vessel's navigation by supplying long range weather forecasts and indicating the most economic and save sailing route.
 
 
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