Term Definition
ADR (fr. Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Rout) – the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road
ATA / Karnet ATA international customs and temporary export-import document
CBM Cubic Meter / cbm
CFR Cost and Freight - the seller has to arrange the transport by sea to a port of destination and provide the buyer with the documents necessary to obtain them from the carrier
CFS Container Freight Station - a warehouse specializing in the consolidation and deconsolidation of cargo
CIF Cost, Insurance & Freight – an expense paid by a seller  against the possibility of loss or damage to a buyer's order while it is in transit
CIM (fr. Convention Internationale concernant le transport des Marchandises per chemin de fer) Document used in rail transport, stadarized internationally.
COD Cash On Delivery - the recipient pays for a good at the time of delivery
CPT Carriage Paid To – the seller delivers the goods at their expense to a carrier or another person nominated by the seller
D/N Debit Nota – a document informing the buyer of current debt obligations
D/O Delivery Order – a document ordering a terminal operator, carrier or warehouseman to deliver freight to another party
DGD Hazardous Goods Declaration (IMDG regulations)
EDI standard way for transferring data electronically between logistics companies and their business partners
EUR 1 document used in international commodity traffic for goods leaving European Union, recognized as a certificate of origin in the external trade in legal sense
EXW Ex Works - a seller makes a product available at a designated location, and the buyer must cover the transport costs
FCL Full Container Load – a standard (20 or 40-foot) container transport
FEU Forty foot container equivalency
FILO Free In/Liner Out. Seafreight) – freight rate includes carriage and costs o loading
FIO Free In/Out. – the carrier is not responsible for costs of loading and unloading 
Hauler/Haulier firms transporting goods by road or rail
HUB centre related to transportation, organization, separation, coordination and distribution of goods for national and international transport
Incoterms international rules defining the responsibilities of sellers and buyers for the delivery of goods
Congestion delays involved with traffic and other port-related problems
Consolidation service of assembling several smaller shipments and shipping them together to avail of better freight rates and security of cargo
LCL Less than Container Load
Letter of credit document from a bank guaranteeing that a buyer's payment to a seller will be received on time and for the correct amount
Letter of guarantee bank document ensuring that supplier gets paid for the goods or services provided to consignee, even if the consignee itself can't pay
MRN Movement Reference Number, required for export shipment with a customs value more than 1000 EUR
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet –  document about the physical, chemical, explosive, and radioactive data of hazardous materials in transport
OOG Out of gauge – loads which dimensions exceeding those of the container
Reach Stacker vehicle used for handling containers in terminals
RID (fr. Règlement concernant le transport international ferroviaire des marchandises dangereuses) – European rules on the international transport of hazardous substances by rail
SAD Single Administrative Document – customs document for goods arriving into and departing from European Union nations
Shipper (Consignor) – person / company responsible for organizing and sending goods
SOC Shipper Own Container - container is owned by a consignee
Storage storing products at logistics centers and warehouses for a fee
TEU Twenty Foot Equivalency
VGM weight of the cargo including dunnage, bracing plus the tare weight