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
Go-Down: In the Far East, a warehouse where goods are stored
Gooseneck: 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
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.
Groupage: 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.