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.

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Vessel chartering involves leasing a ship from …

Bulk shipping is a method of transporting …

Breakbulk shipping is a specialised method used …

A Certificate of Conformity (CoC) is a …

In today’s fast-paced world of e-commerce, the …

A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is a …

Free On Board (FOB) is a shipping …

Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) shipping is a …

An air waybill (AWB) is a legally …

Cross docking is a faster way of …