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transit shed


The shed on a wharf is designed to protect cargoes from weather damage and is used only for short-term storage. Warehouses operated by private firms house goods for longer periods.
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general cargo


Consists of both containerized and breakbulk goods, in contrast to bulk cargo. See: breakbulk, container, bulk, dry bulk). General cargo operations produce more jobs than bulk handling.
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transtainer


A type of crane used in the handling of containers, which is motorized, mounted on rubber tires and can straddle at least four railway tracks, some up to six, with a lifting capacity of 35 tons for loading and unloading containers to and from railway cards.
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anchorage


Port charge relating to a vessel moored at approved anchorage site in a harbor. Apron: The area immediately in front of or behind a wharf shed on which cargo is lifted. On the "front apron", cargo is unloaded from or loaded onto a ship. Behind the shed, cargo moves over the "rear apron" into and out of railroad cars. Backhaul: T [..]
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bill of lading


A contract between a shipper and carrier listing the terms for moving freight between specified points.
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bonded warehouse


A building designated by U.S. Customs authorities for storage of goods without payment of duties to Customs until goods are removed.
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breakbulk cargo


Non-containerized general cargo stored in boxes, bales, pallets or other units to be loaded onto or discharged from ships or other forms of transportation. (See also: bulk and container.) Examples include iron, steel, machinery, linerboard and woodpulp.
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bulkhead


A structure used to protect against shifting cargo and/or to separate the load.
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cabotage


Shipment of cargo between a nation’s ports is also called coastwise trade. The U.S. and some other countries require such trade to be carried on domestic ships only.
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captive cargo port


When most of a port's inbound cargoes are being shipped short distances and most of its export products come from nearby areas, the port is called a captive cargo port. (Contrast with a transit port.)
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