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A container placed directly on a railroad flatcar without chassis.



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COFC

A container placed directly on a railroad flatcar without chassis.

TOFC

A container placed on a chassis that is in turn placed on a railroad car.

INTERMODAL SHIPMENT

When more than one mode of transportation is used to ship cargo from origin to destination, it is called intermodal transportation. For example, boxes of hot sauce from Louisiana are stuffed into metal boxes called containers at the factory. That container is put onto a truck chassis (or a railroad flat car) and moved to a port. There the container is lifted off the vehicle and lifted onto a ship. At the receiving port, the process is reversed. Intermodal transportation uses few laborers and speeds up the delivery time.

TRAILER ON FLAT CAR

A container placed on a chassis that is in turn placed on a railroad car.

BELL-TYPE MANOMETER

A differential pressure gage in which one pressure input is fed into an inverted cuplike container floating in liquid, and the other pressure input presses down upon the top of the container so that its level in the liquid is the measure of differential pressure.

HEAVY LIFT CHARGE

A charge typically imposed when special lifting gear is required to handle a given piece of cargo, which may be of either heavy weight or of large dimensions (often referred to as 'out of gauge' when dealing with container vessels).

NET LOAD CAPACITY

The weight of a material that can be handled, without failure, by a machine or process plus the weight of the container or device.

CONTAINER FREIGHT STATION

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

L.C.L.

Less than Container Load - that is inefficient to fill a shipping container. It is grouped with other consignments for the same destination at a container freight station.

FEU

Forty Foot Equivalent Units for Containers.

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