J & K – Shipping Terms
A wood or fiber cover placed around such containers as cans and bottles.
A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel and used for boarding.
Act of throwing cargo or equipment (jetsam) overboard when a ship is in danger.
Abbreviation for “Just In Time.” In this method of inventory control, warehousing is minimal or non–existent; the container is the movable warehouse and must arrive “just in time;” not too early nor too late.
A rate applicable from a point on one transportation line to a point on another line, made by agreement and published in a single tariff by all transportation lines over which the rate applies.
Kilo or metric ton. 1,000 Kilos or 2,204.6 pounds.
1,000 grams or 2.2046 pounds.
A coupling pin centered on the front underside of a chassis; couples to the tractor.
Knocked Down (KD)Articles
which are taken apart to reduce the cubic footage displaced or to make a better shipping unit and are to be re–assembled
One nautical mile (6,076 feet or 1852 meters) per hour. In the days of sail, speed was measured by tossing overboard a log which was secured by a line. Knots were tied into the line at intervals of approximately six feet. The number of knots measured was then compared against time required to travel the distance of 1000 knots in the line.
A loss discovered before or at the time of delivery of a shipment.