Rag Top: A slang term for an open-top trailer with a tarpaulin
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