Freight Encyclopedia

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Logistics is the process of moving goods within the supply chain and ultimately, to consumers.

Shipping containers are huge storage boxes used for transporting goods from one place to another.

A Bill of Lading (BoL) is a required legal document that has to be filled to move a freight shipment.

Warehousing is the process of storing physical goods in a warehouse before they are ready to be sold or distributed. 

A Certificate of Origin (CO) is a document that verifies the country of origin of the goods.

Third-party logistics (3PL) is a business model whereby companies outsource a part or all of their logistical needs to an external provider.

A special economic zone (SEZ) is a territory …
Incoterms, also known as international commercial terms, are …
Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS code) …
Expedited shipping is a form of shipping that …
Drayage is the process of moving shipping containers …
Dunnage refers to the material used to protect, …
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A special economic zone (SEZ) is a …

Incoterms, also known as international commercial terms, …

Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS …

Expedited shipping is a form of shipping …

Drayage is the process of moving shipping …

Dunnage refers to the material used to …

A proforma invoice is an estimated bill …

Goodsintransit, also called goods in transit, refers …

Less-than-Container Load (LCL) shipment is a sea …

A shipping agent is an individual or …