• 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.

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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.