Logistics Glossary

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All Water Term used when the transportation is completely by water. Detay
All-cargo carrier An air carrier that transports cargo only Detay
Any-quantity rate A rate that applies to any size shipment tendered to a carrier; no discount rate is available for large shipments. Detay
Arrival Notice A notice from the delivering carrier to the Notify Party indicating the shipment's arrival date at a specific location (normally the destination). Detay
Assignment The transfer of rights, duties, responsibilities, and benefits of an agreement, contract, or financial instrument to a third party. Detay
Audit In reference to freight bills, the term audit is used to determine the accuracy of freight bills. Detay
Auditing Determining the correct transportation charges due the carrier; auditing involves checking the freight bill for errors, correct rate, and weight. Detay
Average cost Total cost, fixed plus variable, divided by total output. Detay
Back Haul The return movement of a means of transport that has provided a transport service in one direction. Detay
Back order The process a company uses when a customer orders an item that is not in inventory; the company fills the order when the item becomes available. Detay
Backfreight The owners of a ship are entitled to payment as freight for merchandise returned through the fault of either the consignees or the consignors. Such payment, which is over and above the normal freight, is called backfreight. Detay
Balance of Trade The surplus or deficit which results from comparing a country's exports and imports of merchandise only. Detay
Bale A large compressed, bound, and often wrapped bundle of a commodity, such as cotton or hay. Detay
Barge The cargo-carrying vehicle which may or may not have its own propulsion mechanism for the purpose of transporting goods. Primarily used by Inland water carriers, basic barges have open tops, but there are covered barges for both dry and liquid cargoes. Ba Detay
Barratry An act committed by the master or mariners of a vessel, for some unlawful or fraudulent purpose, contrary to their duty to the owners, whereby the latter sustain injury. It may include negligence, if so gross as to evidence fraud. Detay
Barter The exchange of commodities or services for other commodities or services rather than the purchase of commodities or services with money. Detay
Base Currency The currency whose value is "one" whenever a quote is made between two currencies. Detay
Basing-point pricing A pricing system that includes a transportation cost from a particular city or town in a zone or region even though the shipment does not originate at the basing point. Detay
Batch picking The picking of items from storage for more than one order at a time. Detay
Benefit-cost ratio An analytical tool used in public planning; a ratio of total measurable benefits divided by the initial capital cost. Detay
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