A semi-trailer truck or tractor-trailer (colloquially known as an 18-wheeler, semi, or big-rig in the US, as a semi in Australia, US, and Canada, and as an articulated lorry, artic, or truck and trailer in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand) is an articulated truck or lorry consisting of a towing engine (tractor in the US, prime mover in Australia, "truck" in the UK and New Zealand), and a trailer that carries the freight. In the UK, the term juggernaut is sometimes used for especially large artics. (See below for the etymology of the name "semi-trailer"). ...more on Wikipedia about "Semi-trailer"
Ship transport is the process of moving people, goods, etc. by barge, boat, ship or sailboat over a sea, ocean, lake, canal or river. This is frequently undertaken for purposes of commerce, recreation or military objectives. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ship transport"
A ship-owner is the person who equips and exploits a ship, usually for delivering cargo at a certain freight rate. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ship-owner"
Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. It normally takes place in a specialized facility known as a shipyard. Shipbuilders, originally called shipwrights, follow a specialized occupation that traces its roots to before recorded history. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shipbuilding"
Dockyards and shipyards are places which repair and build ships. These can be yachts, military vessels, cruise liners or other cargo or passenger ships. Dockyards are sometimes more associated with maintenance and basing activities than shipyards, which are sometimes associated more with initial construction. The terms are routinely used intechangeably, in part because the evolution of dockyards and shipyards has often caused them to change or merge roles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Shipyard"
The Spoke-hub distribution paradigm (also known as a hub and spoke model) derives its name from a bicycle wheel, which consists of a number of spokes jutting outward from a central hub. In the abstract sense, a location is selected to be a hub, and the paths that lead from points of origin and destination are considered spokes. Because of the efficiency (and relative inflexibility) of the model, it requires that the items (or people) being distributed must be routed through a central hub before reaching their destination. ...more on Wikipedia about "Spoke-hub distribution paradigm"
A supply chain, logistics network, or supply network is a coordinated system of entities, activities, information and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. The entities of a supply chain typically consist of manufacturers, service providers, distributors, and retail outlets. Supply chain activities transform raw materials and components into a finished product. ...more on Wikipedia about "Supply chain"
Supply chain management (SCM) is the process of planning, implementing, and controlling the operations of the supply chain with the purpose to satisfy customer requirements as efficiently as possible. Supply chain management spans all movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption. ...more on Wikipedia about "Supply chain management"
A Swap body is a standard freight container which is usually built too lightly to be stacked, or to be lifted from the top, unlike the more widespread shipping containers. They are normally built with less and/or lighter materials, thus saving on the initial purchase cost and on the long term fuel costs. ...more on Wikipedia about "Swap body"
A tanker is a ship designed to transport liquids in bulk. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tanker (ship)"
Transport or transportation is the movement of people, goods, signals and information. The term is derived from the Latin trans ("across") and portare ("to carry"). ...more on Wikipedia about "Transport"
Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ...more on Wikipedia about "Transshipment"
The term is most commonly used in American English and Australian English to refer to what earlier was called a motor truck, and in British English is often called a lorry, a Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV), or a wagon (sometimes spelled waggon). This type of truck is a motor vehicle designed to carry goods, with a cab and a tray or compartment for carrying goods. Other languages have loanwords based on these terms, such as the Malay lori. ...more on Wikipedia about "Truck"
A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs, etc. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial parts of towns. They come equipped with loading docks to load and unload trucks; or sometimes are loaded directly from railways, airports, or seaports. They also often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets. ...more on Wikipedia about "Warehouse"
Water transportation is the intentional movement of water over large distances. Methods of transportation fall into three categories: Aqueducts, which include pipelines, canals, and tunnels; container shipment, which includes transport by truck and tanker; and towing, where a tugboat is used to pull an iceberg or a large water bag along behind it. ...more on Wikipedia about "Water transportation"
A waybill is a document issued by a carrier giving details and instructions relating to the shipment of a consignment of goods. Typically it will show the names of the consignor and consignee, the point of origin of the consignment, its destination, route, and method of shipment, and the amount charged for carriage. Unlike a bill of lading, which includes much of the same information, a waybill is not a contractual document. ...more on Wikipedia about "Waybill"
A wharf is a fixed platform, commonly on pilings, roughly parallel to and alongside navigable water, where ships are loaded and unloaded. The word comes from the Old English hwearf, meaning "heap," and its plural is either wharfs, or, especially in American English), wharves; collectively a group of these is referred to as wharfing or wharfage. ...more on Wikipedia about "Wharf"
Wholesaling consists of the sale of goods/merchandise to retailers, to industrial, commercial, institutional, or other professional business users or to other wholesalers and related subordinated services. (WTO - World Trade Organisation) . ...more on Wikipedia about "Wholesale"
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