International Shipping Terminologies - K

KT: Kilo or metric ton. 1,000 kilos or 2,204.6 pounds.

1,000 grams or 2.2046 pounds.

King Pin:
A coupling pin centered on the front underside of a chassis; couples to the tractor.

Knocked Down (KD):
Articles which are taken apart to reduce the cubic footage displaced or to make a better shipping unit and will be re-assembled.

The nautical mile (6,082.66 ft.). This term evolved in early maritime history when speed was measured by tossing a log which was secured by a line. A knot was tied into the line at approximately six feet intervals. The number of knots measured was then compared against time required to travel the distance of 1,000 knots in the line.

Known Loss:
A loss discovered before or at the time of delivery of a shipment.