Glossary of terms used on this siteThere are 170 entries in this glossary.
a service rendered by a carrier in addition to normal door-to-door service, i.e., storage, etc.
A local moving company authorized to act on behalf of a larger, national company
(awb) a contract for air transportation and receipt of goods shipped; covers movement by an air carrier or air forwarder.
an air or sea transportation common carrier involved in international transportation movements, which operates under a certificate of public convenience and necessity, and is approved for service by the President of the United States
The cost incurred in preparing major appliances for safe transportation.
a notice, furnished to consignee, or arrival of freight
The amount of much money you pay per $1000 of assessed value to cover your household items to their fully assessed value.
A service provided when a shipment cannot be serviced, picked up or delivered by a road van, and a smaller unit must be employed for movement to or from the road van. Also called Shuttle Service.
material used to wrap the exterior of the shipment to hold it in place
a negotiable instrument made out by a seller against a purchaser which directs the payment of a given amount of money through an intermediary bank; very similar to checks written on bank accounts
a flat-bottomed boat used chiefly on inland waterways, or an oceangoing vessel pulled by ocean-going tugs which are often used in inter-island trade
a term referring to a jet aircraft under-floor cargo area
the place where a ship lies when at anchor or at a wharf
|Bill of Lading||
The contract between the mover and you (shipper / customer) for the transportation of your household or business goods. Also known as BL.