Shipping and freight
forwarding glossary

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Term Definition
National Transport National Transport is a term used to describe the transportation of goods or passengers within a country.
Navigation Navigation is the act of getting from one place to another. In the context of transportation, navigation is the process of planning, recording, and following a route to reach a specific destination.
Net Weight Net weight is the weight of a product without its packaging or container weight.
No-Read Parts “No-read parts” is a term used in the logistics industry to describe items that an automated system cannot read. These items must be manually entered into the system, slowing down the overall process.
Non-Containerized Cargo (NCC) Non-containerized cargo is any freight that is not shipped in a container. This includes items like bulk commodities and oversize or overweight items. Non-containerized cargo typically requires more time and effort to load and unload, and it is more vulnerable to damage during shipping.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a free trade agreement between Canada, the United States, and Mexico. The agreement was signed in 1992 and came into effect in 1994. NAFTA has removed barriers to trade and investment between the three countries and helped create jobs and raise living standards. The agreement has also made it easier for companies to move goods and services between the three countries.
Notice of Readiness Notice of Readiness is a formal notice given by a ship’s captain to the port authorities indicating that the ship is ready to be unloaded or loaded.

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