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Ton
1. Unit of weight measurement: 1000 kilograms (metric ton) or 2240 lbs (long ton). 2. Unit of cubic measurement, mainly used to express the cubic capacity of a vessel. 3. Unit of weight or measurement used as a basis for the calculation of freights (freight ton).  
Tonnage
Gross Tonnage - total internal carrying capacity of a vessel expressed in measurement tons (one measurement ton = 100 cu. ft.).  
Tracing
Action of retrieving information concerning the whereabouts of cargo, cargo items, consignments or equipment.  
Tracking
Function of maintaining status information, including current location, of cargo, cargo items, consignments or containers either full or empty.  
Traction
Power to grip or hold on to a surface while moving without slipping.  
Tractor
Powered vehicle designed and used for towing other vehicles.  
Traffic
Number of passengers, quantity of cargo, etc. carried over a certain route.  
Trailer
Vehicle without motored power, designed for the carriage of cargo and to be towed by a motor vehicle.  
Tramp Vessel
Vessel not operating under a regular schedule.  
Trans Siberian Landbridge
Overland route from Europe to the Far East via the Trans Siberian Railway (TSR).  
Transaction Statement
Document that delineates the terms and conditions agreed upon between the importer and exporter.  
Transfer Cargo
Cargo arriving at a point by one flight and continuing with another flight.  
Transferable Letter of Credit
Letter of Credit that allows all or a portion of the proceeds to be transferred from the original beneficiary to one or more additional beneficiaries.  
Transferring Carrier
Participating carrier who delivers the consignment to another carrier at a transfer point.  
Transit Cargo
1. Cargo between outwards customs clearance and inwards customs clearance. 2. Cargo arriving and departing at a point via the same through flight.  
Transmittal Letter
List of the particulars of the shipment and a record of the documents being transmitted together with instructions for disposition of documents.  
Transponder
Device (chip) used for identification, which automatically transmits certain coded data when actuated by a special signal from an interrogator.  
Transport Documents
Shipping Documents
Transport International by Road
Abbreviation: TIR. Set of rules following a customs convention to facilitate the international, European transport of goods by road with minimal interference under cover of TIR-carnets.  
Transshipment
The transfer from one vessel or conveyance to another for further transit.  
Trip
Voyage
Truck
Class of automotive vehicles of various sizes and designs for transporting goods.  
Trust Receipt
Release of merchandise by a bank to a buyer in which the bank retains title of the merchandise. The buyer, who obtains the goods for manufacturing or sales purposes, is obligated to maintain the goods (or the proceeds from their sale) distinct from the remainder of his or her assets and to hold them ready for repossession by the bank.  
TSR
Trans Siberian Landbridge
Turnkey Project
Capital construction projects in which the supplier (contractor) designs and builds the physical plant, trains the local personnel on how to manage and operate the facility and presents the buyer with a self-sustaining project (all the buyer has to do is "turn the key").  



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