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10 Logistics Terms You Should Know

10 Logistics Terms You Should Know

August 1, 2020 By King Logistics

International Moving Terms

10 Logistics Terms You Should Know


Unless you handle logistics for a living, you likely aren’t aware of common terms used in supply chain, logistics and transportation. If you work for a business, however, that regularly ships goods, or is planning to, there are some common terms you should know:


  1. Air Freight. A service involving the air transportation of goods and commodities, and it allows for faster shipping times, low damage ratios and for certain commodities – lower shipping costs.
  2. Bill of Lading. A document issued by a carrier to a shipper that furnishes evidence regarding receipt of freight, the conditions on which transportation is made and the date to deliver goods to the lawful holder of the bill of lading.
  3. An individual for firm that acts as an agent, often between a buyer and a seller of commodities, in return for a fee or commission.
  4. Goods or merchandise transported by airplane, ship or vehicle.
  5. An individual or firm who, through a contract of carriage, performs or procures the movement of goods or commodities via rail, sea, air, inland waterways, or a combination thereof.
  6. A tax levied by a government on the merchandise imported, or exported, to or from another country.
  7. The transport of goods away from a country for sale in another country.
  8. All things treated as movable and indicated as sold to a particular provider including merchandise, supplies, raw materials, commodities and finished product.
  9. To bring commodities from a foreign country that have been processed or assembled in other countries.
  10. The transportation of goods from one location to another, by one shipper, with one bill of lading, from one delivery location, for one consignee.


Did you know that King Logistics, a division of King Companies, provides third-party logistics services for a variety of customer and commodity types? We have the resources and technology to provide a range of services for most commodities within the supply chain, we understand the unique challenges associated with transportation and warehousing.


As an agent of United Van Lines, we have the resources and experience that comes from decades of helping businesses with their relocation and logistics needs. We are also a member of the UniGroup Worldwide Moving, which delivers expert international moving services in more than 160 countries around the world.


If you, or someone you know, is looking for logistics support, let King Companies help. Call us today at 800-854-3679.

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