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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shipping Terms - Letter R

Maritime, Shipping and Commercial Terms,
Expressions, Abbreviations, Measuring Units, etc.
Dictionary of Shipping Terms

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Rail Pig
A railroad-owned container (trailer).
Rail Ramp
An inclined path used to unload rail cars or trailers.
Rail Terminal
Location where railroad cars are parked and/or turn around.
Rail Yard
Location where rail cars are concentrated for loading and unloading of containers.
Location for loading and unloading containers at railroad terminal.
The price for a transport service.
Rate Agreement
Group of Carriers which discusses rates and common problems with options to file independent tariffs.
Rate Initiative
A specific pricing proposal initiated by a member line of a Conference requiring approval of the remaining member lines of that Conference.
Received for Shipment B/L
Bill of Lading issued on receipt of cargo; cargo not necessarily loaded yet.
Return of a charter vessel or equipment to the owners.
Reefer Cargo
Cargo requiring temperature control.
Reefer Container
A thermal container with refrigerating machinery (mechanical compressor unit, absorption unit etc.) to control the temperature of cargo.
Reefer Plug
Electrical outlet on ship or a terminal providing electrical current for maintaining temperature.
Register Ton
The unit of measurement for the internal capacity of a vessel whereby one register ton equals 100 cubic feet (2.83 cubic meter)
Return Cargo
Cargo to be returned to original place of receipt.
Revenue Ton
Unit for which freight is paid; per ton or cubic metre.
RMG Crane
Rail mounted gantry crane.
Rate of Exchange
Return on Investment
Roll-on Roll-off (RoRo)
Principle of loading and discharging a vessel whereby the cargo is rolled on and off by means of a ramp.
Goto : Roll-on Roll-off.
Sequence in which a vessel calls at the ports on her schedule.
Round Trip
A voyage to a certain port or country and back again.
The process of determining how a shipment will be moved between Shipper and Consignee - between place of receipt and place of delivery.
A vertical division across a vessel, used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers.
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RTG Crane
Rubber tyred gantry crane, transteiner.
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