Shipper

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The sender of the cargo.  This is the cargo owner before the cargo transfers to the consignee.  This term is often confused with carrier. For example, if you are shipping your own personal effects, you would be the shipper on … Read More

Shipping Container

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Often referred to as a “20” or “40,” depending on its dimensions, containers have become the standard for any cargo that will fit inside them. Shipping containers come in lengths of 20 feet, 40 feet, and 45 feet (though the 45′ … Read More

Storage Charge

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Charge for goods held in storage facilities (warehouses) under a fixed agreement for periods of time, and which is not included in other arrangement.