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Packing


Can refer to the loading of goods inside a shipping container.

Packing List


Itemised list of packages documenting commodity, quantity, weights and measurements.

Pallet


A square portable wooden platform used in the transport and storage of goods, and easily maneuvered into position using a forklift.

Palletised Freight


Freight that has been loaded and packed onto pallets for transport.

Patent Slip


An inclined plane which allows sea vessels to be hauled from the water onto a wooden cradle to facilitate external dry hull access for repairs and maintenance.

Phyto


Abbreviation for a Phytosanitary Certificate. Please refer Phytosanitary Certificate.

Phytosanitary Certificate


A government document used for the import of plant materials verifying the absents of pests and disease following heat treatment.

Pier


Additionally referred to as a wharf or quay, a pier is a platform which extends from land out over water and is commonly used for docking vessels or recreational activities such as handline fishing.

PIL


Pacific International Lines (shipping line).

Pilferage


Cargo theft.

POD


Proof Of Delivery. Document receipt of cargo received requiring signature authentication.

Port


1. The side of a ship to the left of the bow.
2. A town or city where ships dock for loading and unloading.

Port To Port


Cargo delivery from port of origin to port of destination.

Pounds (lbs)


1lbs = 0.453592kgs.

Project Freight


The domestic and international transportation of freight that is heavy, large, out of gauge, high value or significant (in terms of importance to the project they are intended for). Project freight can present a number of logistical challenges that are often unique or specific to the transport item, requiring specialised equipment or machinery to move and load, government permits and licencing, etc.

Provedore


A business or person who supplies food and beverages to ships.

Quality Control


Process and planning which aims to produce and sell manufactured goods of a high standard.

Quay


Please refer Pier.

R&D


Receival and Delivery. Cargo received or delivered out of port.

Rail


Refers to freight transported by railway.

Rebate


A deduction or partial refund to a chargeable amount.

Reefer


Please refer refrigerated container.

Refrigerated Container


Available in 20ft and 40ft length measurements, a refrigerated container (or reefer), is a cooled shipping container used in the transport of perishable or temperature sensitive goods such as meat, fish, milk, etc.

Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO)


Ships designed to load, stow and discharge cargo on wheels, such as vehicles.

Rolled


When a shipment is delayed and moved to an alternative vessel for shipping.

Route


The planned course from origin to destination a ship, vehicle, train or aircraft journeys.

S/D


Abbreviation for sea damage.

Sanction


A trade embargo or restriction imposed following political opposition between two or more countries.

Schedule


A shipping schedule, or schedule, is a planned list or order of ships, their port of call, departure dates, etc.

Sea Freight


The transportation of cargo by sea. Additionally referred to as ocean freight. See Sea Freight 101 for more information.

Shipment


A consignment of goods shipped.

Shipper


A person or company that transports freight by land, air or sea.

Shipping Agent


A person or company who prepares documents, insurance and other shipping related services.

Shipping Container


Rectangular in shape, a shipping container is a steel container commonly measuring between 20ft and 40ft in length, primarily designed to store goods for transportation by sea.

Shipping Lines


Please refer carriers.

Shipping Mark


Freight identification symbols, letters or numbers.

Shipping Weight


The total gross weight of a shipment.

SLI


Shipper's Letter of Instruction. A form used by the shipper to authorise a carrier to issue shipping documents (i.e. bill of lading) on their behalf.

Starboard


The side of a ship to the right of the bow.

Stern


The back end of a vessel.

Stow


To store goods or packages.

Stuffing


The act of loading freight into a shipping container.

Supply Chain


The end to end logistical management of products, from raw materials and manufacture to final consumer.

Surcharge


Additional fees and charges.
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