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A piece of equipment specifically designed for the movement of containers by highway to and from container terminals.



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CELLULAR CONTAINER SHIP

A container vessel with vertical cell guides for standard sized containers limiting movement and lashing requirements.

FULL CONTAINER LOAD

(FCL) - a container stuffed or stripped under risk and for account of the shipper and/or the consignee. A general reference for identifying container loads of cargo loaded and/or discharged at merchants' premises. A vessel specially designed to carry containers, with cell-guides under deck and necessary fittings and equipment on deck.

SECURE FREIGHT INITIATIVE (SFI)

A key provision of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and is part of the International Container Security scanning project. It builds on its current partnership between the Container Security Initiative and the Megaports Initiative. It expands the use of scanning and imaging equipment to examine more U.S. bound containers, not just those determined to be high risk.

CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION

The facility for stuffing and stripping a container of its cargo, especially for movement by railroad.

INTERMODAL

Cargo movement by interchangeable but compatible transport equipment by air, sea and land.

RTG

Traveling crane used for the movement and positioning of containers in a container field. RTG's may also be used for loading and unloading containers from rail cars.

BELLOWS

Corrugated cylindrical container which moves as pressures change, or provides a seal during movement of parts.

EIR

Equipment Interchange Receipt - a document transferring a container from one carrier to another, or to/from a terminal.

CFS

Abbreviation for 'Container Freight Station.' A shipping dock where cargo is loaded ('stuffed') into or unloaded ('stripped') from containers. Generally, this involves less than containerload shipments, although small shipments destined to same consignee are often consolidated. Container reloading from/to rail or motor carrier equipment is a typical activity. These facilities can be located in container yards, or off dock.

SFI

Secure Freight Initiative - a key provision of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and is part of the International Container Security scanning project. It builds on its current partnership between the Container Security Initiative and the Megaports Initiative. It expands the use of scanning and imaging equipment to examine more U.S. bound containers, not just those determined to be high risk.

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