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Accessorial fees are additional charges in transportation that go beyond the basic cost of shipping, known as the line-haul cost. These fees cover specialized services or conditions like extended waiting times, special handling, or fluctuating fuel prices.

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A fee assessed to shippers by ocean carriers to cover the costs of loading, unloading, storing and handling cargo at a dock. Usually it's included in the base freight rate...

An aircraft with twin aisles on the passenger deck, allowing for comparatively greater capacity to transport passengers and cargo on long hauls. The most commonly known wide body aircrafts are...

See Women's International Shipping & Trading Association. ...

A global networking organization that aims to encourage the involvement of women within the maritime, logistics, and trading sectors at a management level. ...

XPS

Industry term for an express shipment. ...

A yard is a system of complex tracks for sorting, loading/unloading, and redistributing railcars and cargo. ...

A person whose primary responsibility is maintaining and operating a yard tractor to move trailers on and off loading docks. Additionally a yard jockey may inspect containers and ensure that...

Also called yard tractor, terminal tractor, spotter truck, a yard mule is a small tractor used to efficiently move semi-trailers short distances within areas such as terminal yards, warehouses and...