Glossary

  • Gallon

    1 US gallon = 3, 79 liters

  • Gantry Crane

    Port crane which can be positioned by moving along rail tracks and used to load and discharge containers from Vessels and.

  • Garment On Hanger (GOH)

    Method of storing apparel in containers for garments that should not be folded. Please click here for more information.

  • Gearless Ship

    A Vessel with no lifting (crane) equipment.

  • General Average

    An average consecutive to a sacrifice for which each part of a shipment or cargo contributes to prevent total loss of the whole and for the benefit of all persons concerned.

  • General Rate Increase

    Used to describe an across–the–board tariff rate increase applied to base rates.

  • Genset

    Generator used to supply power to a reefer container. Please click here for more information.

  • Gross Tonnage

    Designate the overall internal volume of a Vessel, calculated based on "the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship".

  • Groupage Bill of Lading

    Bill of Lading covering many goods, loaded in the same container by different shippers.

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