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Reserve Inventory
Safety Stock
Responsible Carrier
1. The carrier liable under the terms of a Bill of Lading. 2. Carrier responsible for the transport of goods as indicated in the transport document (air cargo). Principal Carrier
Return Shipment
Goods returned to the place of acceptance.  
Reverse Distribution
Collection of used, damaged, or outdated products and/or packaging from end-users. Waste Logistics
Revocable Letter of Credit
Letter of Credit that can be cancelled or altered by the drawee (buyer) after it has been issued by the drawee's bank. Irrevocable Letter of Credit
Road Carrier
Synonym: Haulier, Trucker  
Roll Trailer
Special trailer for terminal haulage and stowage on board of Roll-on/Roll-off vessels. Also referred to as Mafi Trailer.  
Roll-on/Roll-off
Abbreviation: RoRo. System of loading and discharging a vessel whereby the cargo is driven on and off by means of a ramp.  
RORO
Roll-on/Roll-off
Rotation
Sequence in which a vessel calls at the ports on her itinerary.  
Round Trip
Voyage, a journey, etc. to a certain place, port or country and back again. Voyage
Route
Track along which goods are (to be) transported.  
Routing
1. The determination of the most efficient route(s) to follow. 2. The process of determining how a shipment will be moved between shipper and consignee or between place of acceptance by the carrier and place of delivery to the consignee. 3. The process of aiding a vessel's navigation by supplying long-range weather forecasts and indicating the most economic and safe sailing route.  
Routing Orders
Abbreviation: R/O. The routing order is a specific written Shipping Instruction issued by the buyer. It is usually issued in the case of "ex-works" or "delivered at frontier"/"free on board" deals, thereby ensuring that the supplier organizes the transport according to the wishes of the buyer.  
Row
Vertical division of a vessel from starboard to portside, used as a part of the indication of a stowage place for containers. The numbers run from midships to both sides.  
S.A.
Subject to Approval.  
S.A.N.R.
Subject to Approval, No Risk; i.e., temporary cover; no risk attached until insurance is confirmed.  
S.L.C.
Shipper's Load and Count
S.T.C.
Said to Contain
S/D
Sight Draft (Bill of Exchange)
Sacrifice
Deliberate casting away or destruction of property to prevent greater loss.  
SAD
Single Administrative Document
Safe Working Load
Abbreviation: SWL. Maximum load any lifting appliance may handle.  
Safety Stock
1. A quantity of stock planned to be in inventory to protect against fluctuations in demand and/or supply. 2. In the context of master production scheduling, safety stock can refer to additional inventory and/or capacity planned as protection against forecast errors and/or short term changes in the backlog. Also referred to as "over-planning" or a "market hedge". Reserve InventoryCycle Stock
Said to Contain
Abbreviation: S.T.C. Term in a Bill of Lading signifying that the master and the carrier are unaware of the nature or quantity of the contents of e.g. a carton, crate, container or bundle and are relying on the description furnished by the shipper.  



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