A rail transport mode where a loaded truck trailer is shipped on a rail flatcar.

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RESIDUAL DIRT CAPACITY

The dirt capacity remaining in a service loaded filter element after use, but before cleaning, measured under the same conditions as the dirt capacity of a new filter element.

TOP-OFF

To fill a ship which is already partly loaded with cargo or bunkers.

BREAK BULK CARGO

Goods that must be loaded aboard a ship individually, and not in intermodal containers or in bulk, carried by a general cargo ship.

LOADED TO THE GUNWALES

Having cargo loaded as high as the ship's rail.

PLIMSOLL LINE

A special marking, positioned amidships, that indicates the draft of the vessel and the legal limit to which the vessel may be loaded for specific water types and temperatures.

CAMELS

Loaded vessels lashed tightly, one on each side of another vessel, and then emptied to provide additional buoyancy that reduces the draught of the ship in the middle.

RAILHEAD

End of the railroad line or point in the area of operations at which cargo is loaded and unloaded.

TRACTOR-TRAILER

A truck that have three main units. The front section where the driver sits is called the cab or the tractor (because it pulls a load). Cargo is loaded into the metal box (container), which is loaded onto the wheel base called a chassis or a trailer.

APRON

The area immediately in front of or behind a wharf shed on which cargo is lifted. On the 'front apron,' cargo is unloaded from or loaded onto a ship. Behind the shed, cargo moves over the 'rear apron' into and out of railroad cars.

BREAKBULK CARGO

Non-containerized general cargo stored in boxes, bales, pallets or other units to be loaded onto or discharged from ships or other forms of transportation. (See al

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