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Hague rules: Code of minimum requirements under a Bill of Lading for transportation of the cargo.

Handled cargo measurement declaration: The handled statement of measurement of the cargo is often prepared by the stevedore. It is a document used to log the proper dimensions of the goods and as such helps to record the correct volume of load.

Handling Costs: The cost of moving, storing, planning, and otherwise handling inventories.

Hardtop Container: A container which does not match a regular container, or can not be fitted with a forklift or similar equipment through the door.

Harmonized commodity Description & Coding System(harmonized code): The tariff nomenclature’s Harmonized Product Definition and Coding Code (HS code) is an international standardized code of product classification names and numbers.

Hatch: Hatch is an opening in a ships deck fitted with a watertight cover.

Haulage: The domestic transport service that the carrier provides under the terms and conditions of the tariff and the relevant transport document

HAWB House Air Waybill

HC High Cube: High Cube (HC) container superstructure is approximately 30 cm higher than standard 40Ft GP containers, allowing for the loading of higher elements and/or more products. The seaborne freight is often equivalent to that of a 40Ft GP regular container

Heat Treated: The heat treatment system is used for the preparation and disinfection of wood and dunnage packaging according to international regulations.  The infected wood is placed in a special heating system which raises the temperature to a minimum of 55 degrees Celsius. The ambient humidity will be closely monitored during treatment.

Heavy tested (HT): Heavy tested (HT) containers are containers constructed to hold a load which exceeds the standard weight. Some carriers use this abbreviation for Hard Top containers. They are open top containers with a lid, especially for loads that do not exceed the height of the container but need to be loaded from the top for handling reasons

Heavy weight surcharge(HWS): A heavy weight surcharge (HWT) applies to 20 ft containers exceeding 14,000 kg tare (container). A 20 ft empty container weighs about 2,300 kg. 40 ft containers do not incur a heavy weight surcharge. Both 20 ft and 40 ft containers can carry over 28,000 kg of load.

Heijunka: In the concept of just-in-time, a level production strategy throughout the supply chain to suit the intended end product sales pace.

Hi-low: Usually refers to a forklift truck on which the operator must stand rather than sit.

High Cuber reefer: The superstructure of High Cube Reefer (HR) containers is approximately 30 cm higher than that of standard 40Ft RE containers, allowing loading of more goods, while the seaborne freight is often similar to that of a standard 40Ft RE container.

High security seal: Since the implementation of the C-TPAP system (Customs Exchange Cooperation Against Terrorism) and the ISPS code (International Ship & Port Facility Protection Code), marine containers must be sealed with a High Security Seal immediately upon boarding. These seals must meet the required certification according to ISO / PAS 17712. Such steel bolt seals and cable seals act as a protection against truck robbery and the hiding and illicit shipment of individuals and the prohibition of hazardous substances in the containers.

Hinterland: Hinterland is a geographical area covered by a logistical distribution point.

Hold: Hold is a compartment below deck in a large vessel. Used solely for carrying cargo.

Hopper Cars: Railcars that allow top loading and unloading of bulk commodities at the bottom; some hopper cars have permanent tops with hatches to protect against the elements.

Hostler: An person working within a terminal or warehouse yard area to transfer trucks and trailers.

House Airway bill(HAWB): A lading bill given to a shipper by a forwarder as a receipt for goods that the forwarder must exchange with cargo from other freight shippers.

Household Goods Warehouse: A warehouse that stores household goods.

HTS/HTSUS harmonize tariff schedule of the united states

Hub :  A big retailer or fabricator with many trading partners. 2) A term for a transport network as a “hub and chat” that is popular in the aviation and trucking industries. A hub airport, for example, acts as the focal point for the origin and termination of long-distance flights where flights from outlying areas are linked to the hub airport.. 3) A common connection point for devices in a network. 4) One of the early terms for what is now known as a “portal” is a web “hub.” This comes from the innovative idea of creating a website that would include several different “portal locations” (small boxes that looked like advertisements with links to different but related content). Combined with Internet technology, this innovation has made the idea a landmark in the creation and presence of websites, largely because of the ability to view a lot of useful material and store one’s desired information on a secured server. The web term “hub” has been superseded by portal.

Hub Airport:  An airport that acts as the focal point for long-distance flight origin and termination; flights from outlying areas meet connecting flights at a hub airport.

Hull:  hull is the main body of a ship

HundredWeight(CWT) : a pricing unit used in transportation

Hazardous materials: A substance that during warehousing and transportation may create a risk of health, safety or harm.