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Gantry Crane: A gantry crane is a gantry-shaped, mobile crane. Virtually every container terminal is fitted with such cranes. Gantry cranes are used to unload bulk cargo vessels, too.

Gate in/Gate out (GIGO):  Apart from sea freight, the total amount also covers terminal handling costs in the loading port and in the destination port.

Gateway Gateway refers to a major airport or seaport in the sense of the travel activities. Gateway can also mean the port, globally, where customs clearance takes place.

GB/L Government Bill of landing: Lading bill used for U.S. export Regulatory agencies.

Gear : Gear is the general term for ropes, blocks, tackles and other appliances

General-Commodities carrier: A common motor carrier which has the authority to transport general goods, or all goods not classified as special goods

General-Merchandise Warehouse: A warehouse used to store readily managed goods is packed and does not require a controlled environment

General order (GO):  Customs word referring to a warehouse where the goods are not reached at the importer’s cost and expense within five working days of the carrier’s arrival.

Gen-set for reefer Container: The aggregate under the container frame for the transport of reefer containers whose contents for the duration of the transport must stay at a certain temperature.

General Preference Code (GPC): The Code of General Preference is a 3-digit code that is applied after approval to the statistics code.

General Purpose (GP): General Purpose or Dry Van; the standard 20ft and 40ft containers.

General Rate Increase (GRI): GRI (General Rate Increase) is the average amount by which the tariff rates applied to base rates are raised by carriers.

Global Positioning System (GPS): A system that uses satellites to locate an object on earth with precision. Used to find over-the-road vehicles by the trucking companies.

Gondola: A railcar with a flat platform and three to five feet high sides, used for long, heavy goods to top loading.

Goods: A term associated with more than one definition: 1) Common term indicating movable property, merchandise, or wares. 2) All materials which are used to satisfy demands. 3) Whole or part of the cargo received from the shipper, including any equipment supplied by the shipper.

Goods and Services Tax (GDP):

Goods received Note(GNR): A document that authenticates that the relative party has assumed responsibility for the products which are signed or stamped upon delivery or receipt to/from the client, manufacturer or customer providing warehousing, transport and/or value-added services.

Grandfather Clause: A clause that required motor carriers engaged in lawful trucking before the enactment of the 1935 Motor Carrier Act to obtain common carrier authority to show public convenience and necessity; there is a similar provision for other modes.

Gross Margin: he difference between total revenue and the cost-of-goods sold.

Gross register Ton (GRT): A vessel’s Gross Register Ton (GRT) is, in general, the space below the tonnage deck or main deck, as well as all the enclosed and permanently closed areas above the tonnage deck. The tonnage of the gross register represents the scale of the vessel and is, therefore, a quantity expressed in Moorsom tons.

Gross Vehicle weight rating

Gross Weight: Total vehicle weight, and freight or passenger payload


GTDI  European Guidelines for trade Data Interchange

GTIN Global Tracking Identification Number or Global Trade item Number

Gulf of Aden Surcharge