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Hangertainer


Specialised shipping container designed to stow clothing on hangers.

HAWB


House Airwaybill.

Hauling


To transport.

HazMat


Abbreviation for Hazardous Material. Please refer Dangerous Goods.

Hazardous Material


Please refer Dangerous Goods.

High Density Compression


Compression of a cotton bale to approximately 32 pounds (14.5 kgs) per cubic foot.

High Cube


A shipping container which exceeds 8 foot 6 inches or 2.6213 metres in height.

Hitchment


The merging of two or more consignments from different originating geographical locations under one shipment and bill of lading for joint delivery.

Hold


Also referred to as a cargo hold, it is the section within a ship or aircraft designed to stow cargo.

House Bill


Please refer Bill Of Lading.

Hustler


Additionally referred to as a hostler or yard hustler, a hustler is a tractor which is used to move shipping containers within a CFS or port.

IATA


International Air Transport Association.

ICC


International Chamber of Commerce.

ICPR


Importing Countries Phytosanitary Requirements.

Imports


The shipment of goods into a country from abroad.

Import License


Additionally referred to as an import permit, an import license is a government document required in some countries authorising the importation of goods and merchandise.

Import Restrictions


Additionally referred to as import controls, import restrictions are any method employed by a country to limited the import of goods and merchandise such as quota, tariff, etc.

Inbound


An import delivery or shipment.

Inches (in)


1in = 2.54cm.

Incoterms (INCO Terms)


Incoterms or International Commerce Terms are a standardisation of international trade terms published by the International Chamber of Commerce and accepted by legal authorises, governments, and agencies all over the world. They are primarily used for the authoritative and uniformed interpretation of common international trade terms to define costs and liabilities between parities.

Please see Incoterms Explained for more information.

Inland Carriers


A transport company that hauls freight inland from port.

Insurance


Specified terms of compensation should goods be damaged, lost, destroyed or adversely delayed in transit.

Insurance Certificate


Official insurance document issued by an insurance company to the consignee, assuring freight is covered for loss and damage whilst in transit.

Integrated Carriers


A transport company which has hauling fleets across two or more modes of transportation, such as air and ground fleets.

Intermodal


The hauling of goods and merchandise by two or more different modes of transport.

Inventory


A comprehensive stock list.

Invoice


A bill summarising goods and services purchased and associated costs due.

ISO


International Organisation for Standardisation.

ISPS


The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code. Minimum security measures and responsibilities governing international trade ports and agencies to ensure security threats are identified and prevented.

JIT


Just-in-time. A method of inventory control designed to increase efficiency, decrease waste and warehousing costs, by receiving goods and merchandise JIT - as they are required.

KG


Abbreviation for kilogram. 1,000 grams = 1kg, or 2.20462lbs.

King Pin


Also referred to as a kingbolt, a king pin is a vertical bot which securely connects the body of a vehicle (such as a tractor) to a trailer.

Known Loss


Shipment loss discovered at the time of delivery.

KM


Kilometre. 1km = 0mi 1093.6yd.
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