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International Shipping Terminologies - R
Rag Top: A slang term for an open-top trailer with a tarpaulin cover.
Rail Division: The amount of money an ocean carrier pays to the railroad for overland charges.
Ramp-to-Door: A movement where the load initiates at an origin rail ramp and terminates at a consignee's door.
Ramp-to-Ramp: A movement of equipment from an origin rail ramp to a destination rail ramp only.
Rate Basis: A formula of the specific factors or elements (weight, measure, equipment type, package, box, etc.) that control the making of a rate.
Reasonableness: Under ICC and common law, the requirement that a rate not be higher than is necessary to reimburse the carrier for actual cost of transporting the traffic and allow a fair profit.
Reconsignment: Changing the consignee or destination on a bill of lading while the shipment is still in transit. Diversion has substantially the same meaning.
Reconsolidation point: Location where loose or other non-containerized cargo is regrouped for further carriage.
Red Label: Label required on shipments of flammable articles.
Reefer: Refrigerated container.
Related Points: A group of points to which rates are made the same as or in relation to rates to other points in group.
Relay: Transfer containers from one ship to another.
Released Value Not Exceeding (RVNX): Used to limit the value of goods transported. The limitation refers to carrier liability when paying a claim for lost or damaged goods.
Restricted articles: Articles handled only under special conditions.
Return pool: Place where equipment is returned.
Revenue Ton: A ton on which the shipment is freighted. If cargo is rated as weight or measure (W/M), whichever produces the highest revenue will be considered the revenue ton.
Reverse IPI: An inland point provided by an all-water carrier's through bill of lading in the US by first discharging the container in an East Coast port.
RORO: An abbreviated term for roll on-roll off. A method of ocean cargo service using a vessel with ramps which allows wheeled vehicles to be loaded and discharged without cranes. Also used to refer to the cargo itself.
Roll: Move cargo to a down-line or vessel.
Rolling: The side-to-side (athwartship) motion of a vessel.
Route: The manner in which a shipment moves; i.e., the carriers handling it and the points via which they handle it.
Running Gear: Complimentary equipment for terminal and over-the-road handling containers.