Acronyms




g

G.R.Wt./G.W.

Gross Weight.

Gang

Group of stevedores usually 4 to 5 members with supervisor assigned to a hold or portion of the vessel being loaded or unloaded.

Gateway

Port of entry into a country or region.

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, a multilateral treaty intended to help reduce trade barriers and promote tariff concessions.

GCBS

General Council of British Shipping

GCR

General Cargo Rate. The basic tariff category which was introduced to cover most air cargo now covers only a minority, the remainder being under SCR or class rates

General Average

When damage to cargo on board a vessel exceeds carrier's insurance, carrier will release cargo only with an acceptance agreement to claim only a general percentage of all the damage sustained.

General Cargo

Any cargo that is not carried in a container or vehicle/machinery that can be loaded/discharged using its own power, e.g. palletised, bagged, bales, bundles, crates, etc.

General Export License

Any of various export licenses covering export commodities for which validated export licenses are not required. No formal application or written authorization is needed to ship exports under a general export license.

General Order

Government contract warehouse for the storage of cargoes left unclaimed for ten working days after availability. Unclaimed cargoes are auctioned publicly after one year.

GNP

Gross national product

Gooseneck

Devise for connecting a tugmaster to a mafi trailer. It is attached to the tugmasters 'fifth wheel'

Gross Weight

Entire weight of goods, packing, and container, ready for shipment.

Groupage

A container with cargoes from/for different shippers/receivers, i.e. containing more than one shipper’s cargo. Otherwise known as LCL (Less than a container load)

GRT

Gross registered tonnage

GSA

General Sales Agent acting on behalf of an airline. Usually Broker or Forwarder.

NEWS
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