A number of workmen acting together especially
for loading and/or discharging operations of a
vessel in combination with the necessary gear.
(On a vessel for instance 6 gangs can be ordered
to discharge or load.)
Clothes in containers on hangers and hung from
rails during transit, reducing the handling required
for the garments.
A point at which cargo is interchanged between carriers or modes of transport
A means of access, an entry
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
Major international agreement on trade and tariffs between many nations all over the world. The discussions are now held by the WTO.
Intentional act or sacrifice which is carried
out to safeguard vessel and cargo. When a vessel
is in danger, the master has the right to sacrifice
property and/or to incur reasonable expenditure.
Measures taken for the sole benefit of any particular
interest are not considered general average.
General Average Act (York-Antwerp Rules)
There is a general average act when, and only
when any extraordinary sacrifice or expenditure
is intentionally and reasonably made or incurred
for the common safety for the purpose of preserving
from peril the property involved in a common maritime
Cargo, consisting of goods, unpacked or packed, for example in cartons, crates, bags or bales, often palletised. General cargo can be shipped either in breakbulk or containerised
Any consignment other than a consignment containing valuable cargo and charged for transport at general cargo rates (air cargo)
A Container with two end walls and open sides.A container used for the carriage of general cargo
without any special requirements for the transport
and or the conditioning of the goods.
Common term indicating movable property, merchandise
All materials which can be used to satisfy demands
Whole or part of the cargo received from the shipper, including any equipment supplied by the shipper
Document issued by a port, warehouse, shed, or
terminal operator acknowledging receipt of goods
specified therein on conditions stated or referred
to in the document.
Goods in Transit
goods which have departed from the initial loading point and not yet
arrived at the final unloading point.
The collection of several small consignments and
the formation of one large shipment thereof (road