International Shipping Terminologies - G

Gateway: A point at which freight moving from one territory to another is interchanged between transportation lines.

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade):
A multilateral treaty to help reduce trade barriers between the signatory countries and to promote trade through tariff concessions.

General Order (G.O.):
A customs term referring to a warehouse where merchandise not entered within five working days after the carrier's arrival, is stored at the risk and expense of the importer.

Generator Set (Gen Set):
A portable generator which can be attached to a refrigerated container to power the refrigeration unit during transit.

In the Far East, a warehouse where goods are stored and delivered.

The front rails of the chassis that raise above its plane and engage in the tunnel of a container.

GRI (General Rate Increase):
Describes an across-the-board tariff rate increase implemented by conference members and applied to base rates.

Gross Ton:
2,240 pounds.

Gross Tonnage:
Applies to vessels, not to cargo. Determined by dividing the vessel's contents by 100 cubic feet. A vessel ton is 100 cubic feet.

Gross Weight:
Entire weight of goods, packaging and freight car or container, ready for shipment. Generally, 80,000 lbs. maximum container, cargo and tractor for highway transport.

A consolidation service, putting small shipments into containers for shipment.

GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight):
The combined total weight of a vehicle and its container, inclusive of prime mover.