Terms used in freight forwarding such as rerouting,revenue ton ,roll-on roll-off,round voyage,route,road feeder service

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Terms used in freight forwarding such as rerouting,revenue ton ,roll-on roll-off,round voyage,route,road feeder service etc.


This post explains about terms used in freight forwarding such as refrigerated container, regroupage,request for information,request for proposal , rerouting,revenue ton ,roll-on roll-off,round voyage,route,road feeder service etc. These terms used in international business are arranged in alphabetical order and you may add more information about terms used in export business at the end of this article, if you wish.


Terms used in freight forwarding


Reefer:a refrigerated container designed to transport refrigerated or frozen cargo. For long storage in transit (or in ports) must be plugged into a ship's power system (or port's). Temporary power units can be attached that last for 18-36 hours.


Reefer:Colloquial for a refrigerated container


Reefer:In the industry, it is the generic name for a temperature-controlled container. The containers, which are insulated, are specially designed to allow temperature controlled air circulation within the container. A refrigeration plant is built into the rear of the container.



Terms used in freight forwarding such as rerouting,revenue ton ,roll-on roll-off,round voyage,route,road feeder service etc

Reefer:This container usually has a self-sustaining unity to keep cargo cool/cold at certain temperatures.


Refrigerated Carriers: Truckload carriers designed to keep perishables good refrigerated. The food industry typically uses this type of carrier.


Refrigerated Container (Reefer) - A specialized type of container with built-in diesel power generator, engineered for the transportation of refrigerated and perishable commodities.


Regroupage:The process of splitting up shipments into various consignments (degroupage) and combining these small consignments into other shipments (groupage).


Relay - To transfer containers from one ship to another (Feeder Vessel) when both vessels are controlled by the same network (carrier) manager. Also known as Trans-shipping.


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.


Remanufacturing / Refurbishing: Refers to the re-work performed on returned items to make the items saleable. Note that products made available for sale in this manner must be appropriately labeled as such.


Replenishment: The process of moving or re-supplying inventory from a reserve (or upstream) storage location to a primary (or downstream) storage/picking location, or to another mode of storage in which picking is performed.


Request for Information (RFI): A document used to solicit information about vendors, products, and services prior to a formal RFQ/RFP process.


Request for Proposal (RFP): A document, which provides information concerning needs and requirements for a manufacturer. This document is created in order to solicit proposals from potential suppliers. For, example, a computer manufacturer may use a RFP to solicit proposals from suppliers of third party logistics services.


Request for Quote (RFQ): A formal document requesting vendor responses with pricing and availability of products. RQFs are typically solicited from a broad group of suppliers from which a narrower group will be selected and asked to provide a more detailed Request for Proposal. Return Goods Handling: Processes involved with returning goods from the customer to the manufacturer. Products may be returned because of performance problems or simply because the customer doesn't like the product.


REROUTING: The route to be followed as altered from that originally specified on the AWB.


RESERVATION: See "Booking"


Residential service:If the pick-up or delivery location is in a residentially zoned area—including businesses that operate from a home office—then the forwarder or trucker will assess an accessorial charge for residential service.


RESTRICTED ARTICLES (RA): See Dangerous Goods and Hazmat


Restricted Articles:An airline term meaning a hazardous material as defined by Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (U.S.) and Air Transport Restricted Articles Circular 6-D. Restricted articles may be transported domestically and may be classified as dangerous goods when transported internationally by air.


Revenue Ton - Tonnage used to calculate freight rates as in ocean cargo.


Reverse Logistics: A specialized segment of logistics focusing on the movement and management of products and resources after the sale and after delivery to the customer. Includes product returns for repair and/or credit.


RF: See Radio Frequency


RFI: See Request for Information


RFP: See Request for Proposal


RFQ: See Request for Quote


RFS: Road Feeder Service – term used to describe a carrier (such as TBAC) providing airport-to-airport linehaul services


RIB: Removal In Bond – used within Canada for airline freight for the movement of freight from one bonded warehouse to another


Ro/Ro - A shortening of the term, "Roll On/Roll Off." A method of ocean cargo service using a vessel with ramps which allows wheeled vehicles to be loaded and discharged without cranes.


Ro/Ro:Roll-on/Roll-off. A type of vessel that transports wheeled vehicles. Also used to refer to the cargo itself.


ROAD FEEDER SERVICE (RFS): Surface transportation arranged by a carrier to/from his gateway stations to another airport.


Roll - To re-book cargo to a later vessel.


ROLLER BED :A truck fitted with rollers in the floor for the easy loading/off-loading of pallets or ULDs


Roll-on Roll-off: RoRo System of loading and discharging a vessel whereby the cargo is driven on and off by means of a ramp.


ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF: System of loading and discharging a ship whereby the cargo is driven on and off ship designed to handle such cargo. This is known as a roll-on roll-off ship or RO-RO ship.


Roll-On, Roll-Off (RO-RO): A type of ship designed to permit cargo to be driven on at origin and off at destination; used extensively for the movement of automobiles.


Rolltrailer: A term for a wheeled trailer used for carrying cargo, also known as a mafi. It can be used to transport cargo to and from the vessel once on quay.


RO-RO Vessel- A ship, equipped with a loading ramp, onto which vehicles and cargo can be driven.


RO-RO:A "roll-on/roll-off" ship, where loaded transport vehicles are driven onto it, such as a car ferry, or where containerised and other cargo is loaded into it by forklifts or similar.Shipping MarksSpecific markings on packages to identify them apart from other packages and to identify them on the relevant documents.


ROUND VOYAGE :Voyage involving two legs the second of which brings the ship back to the geographical area where the first leg commenced.


Route:The plan of movements of a vessel from the first port of call to her final destination.


Route:The track along which goods are (to be) transported.


Routing information includes designation of carrier(s) involved, actual route of carrier, and estimated time enroute. 2) Right of shipper to determine carriers, routes and points for transfer shipments. 3) In manufacturing this is the document which defines a process of steps used to manufacture and/or assemble a product.


Routing or Routing Guide: 1) Process of determining how shipment will move between origin and destination.


The above details describes about terms called in freight forwarding such as refrigerated container, regroupage,request for information,request for proposal , rerouting,revenue ton ,roll-on roll-off,round voyage,route,road feeder service etc. These phrases may help importers and exporters on their day to day business activities. The readers can also add more information about terms used in freight forwarding trade below this post.  Terms used in freight forwarding such as Purchase Order,Quay Rent,QUEENS WAREHOUSE,Radio Frequency, Ramp , Rebate,Received Bill

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