Jacket: A wood or fiber cover placed around such containers
as cans and bottles.
Jacob's Ladder: A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel
and used for boarding.
Jettison: Act of throwing cargo or equipment (jetsam) overboard
when a ship is in danger.
Just-In-Time (JIT): With this method of inventory control, warehousing
is minimal or non-existent. The container is the movable warehouse
and must arrive "just-in-time" - not too early, not too late.
Joint Rate: A rate applicable from a point on one transportation
line to a point on another line, made by agreement and published
in a single tariff by all transportation lines over which the rate