• Tank Container

    A freight container which includes two basic elements, the tank and the framework. This type of container is used to carry hazardous or non- hazardous liquids (foodstuff). It is equipped with accessories to facilitate filling and emptying and has safety devices. Please click here for more information.

  • Tariff

    A publication setting forth the charges, rates and rules of transportation companies. NVOCCs and VOCCs must publish and maintain tariffs.

  • Temperature recorder

    An electronic device to permanently record the inside temperature of operating reefer containers. Please click here for more information.

  • Terminal

    Part of a port with special equipment to berth ships for loading and discharging of goods from them.

  • Terminal Handling Charge (THC)

    A charge made for a service performed in a carrier’s terminal area. Please click here for more information.

  • Third Party Logistics (3PL)

    A company which provides logistics services to other companies for some or all of their logistics needs. It typically includes warehousing and transportation services. Most 3PL’s also have freight forwarding licenses. Please click here for more information.

  • Through Rates

    Rate(s) applicable frompoint of origin to final destination which can be either a joint rate or a combination of two or more rates.

  • To Order of Shipper

    Bill of Lading to be endorsed either in blank by the shipper (bearer document) or in favor of a specific party.

  • Tonnage

    Maximal volume of a ship.

  • Tonnage Pool

    Sharing of the capacity and costs of one or more ships by companies in a service as per pre-defined shares for a minimum pre-defined period.

  • Transhipment

    Transfer of containers between two ships (coupled ships or via the quay).

  • Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit (TEU)

    The size of a standard container. One TEU generally represents a single container measuring 20 feet long, 8 feet wide and 8.5 feet high.

  • Twistlock

    A twistlock and corner casting together form a standardised rotating connector for securing shipping containers. The primary uses are for locking a container into place on container ship, semi-trailer truck or railway container train; and for lifting of the containers by container cranes and sidelifters.

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