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Rail Consignment Note
Document evidencing a contract for the transport of goods by rail.  
Artificially inclined path, road or track along which wheeled vehicles, cargo and trailers may pass for the purpose of changing their elevation and facilitating the loading and unloading operation (e.g. an entrance way into a Roll-on/Roll-off vessel). Platform
Ramp Handling
Platform Handling
Charge per unit of freight for a specific service.  
Rate of Calculation
Factor for the calculation of an amount.  
Rate of Turn
Figure indicating the speed of a change of course of a means of transport expressed in degrees per minute.  
Rate Proration
Proration on the basis of the applicable local rates (air cargo).  
Procedure whereby goods are invoiced in two stages: at first by the supplier to an intermediary and subsequently by the intermediary to the customer.  
Written acknowledgement confirming receipt of goods, cash or documents.  
Received for Shipment Bill of Lading
Bill of Lading issued by the carrier evidencing actual receipt of merchandise for shipment. Also referred to as a Dock Receipt. Dock ReceiptMate's Receipt
Receiving Carrier
Carrier receiving a consignment on behalf of a carrier, agent or shipper for onward transport.  
Receiving Stock
Stock comprising all the goods that have arrived at the door of the receiving organization and which is not yet available in the stock of that organization.  
All activities connected with restoring and/or adjusting the packaging of a product so that it is presented to the customer in the requested form.  
Amount recovered from a third party responsible for a loss on which a claim has been paid.  
Red Clause Letter of Credit
Letter of Credit that allows the exporter to receive a percentage of the face value of the Letter of Credit in advance of shipment. This enables the exporter to purchase inventory and any other costs associated with producing and preparing the export order.  
Return of a charter vessel to the owners.  
Reefer Cargo
Cargo requiring temperature control.  
Reefer Container
Thermal container with refrigerating appliances (mechanical compressor unit, absorption unit, etc.) to control the temperature of cargo.  
Repayment to the purchaser of the total charge or a portion of that charge for unused carriage.  
Register Ton
1. The unit of measurement for the capacity of a vessel whereby one register ton equals 100 cubic feet (2.83 cubic meters). 2. The gross (brutto) tonnage comprises all spaces below the main (tonnage) deck and the enclosed spaces above the main (tonnage) deck less exempted spaces. 3. The net tonnage consists of the gross tonnage less exemptions like ballast tanks, engine room, living quarters, etc. Register tonnage is mentioned on the tonnage certificate.  
Process of splitting up shipments into various consignments (degroupage) and combining these small consignments into other shipments (groupage). Degroupage
Non-acceptance of e.g. cargo.  

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