Shipping terms and updates

What is COD in shipping?

COD is an acronym used in logistics, which means ‘Change of Destination’. With Twill, once you’ve placed a booking, there is still a possibility to change the destination of the cargo if you need to. This is what we call a change of destination.

Logistics terms

What is TEU?
TEU is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Twenty Equipment Unit' or in o...
What is FFE?
FFE is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Forty Foot Equipment'....
What is COO in shipping?
COO is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Change of Origin'. In Twill, o...
What is Cargo Haulage?
Cargo haulage refers to the whole or part of the ocean transportation of your ca...
What is CHB (Customs House Brokerage) and Customs Clearance?
CHB is an acronym used in logistics for 'Customs House Brokerage'. All goods tha...
What does DIT in shipping mean?
DIT is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Delay in Transit'. This indica...
What is FEU?
FEU is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Forty Equipment Unit'....
What is FCL?
FCL is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Full Container-Load'. This mea...
What is meant by freight?
Freight is a term used to mean all the charges payable to the Carrier in accorda...
What are sweeper vessels?
Sweeper vessels are dedicated vessels sent by international carriers for specifi...
What is LCL?
LCL is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Less than Container-Load'. LCL...
What is COD in shipping?
COD is an acronym used in logistics, which means 'Change of Destination'. With T...
What is container turnaround?
Container turnaround is when a container is returned empty to the specific locat...
What is duty drawback?
Duty drawback is the refund of customs duties, taxes and fees paid on imported i...
What is import duty?
Import duty is a tax collected on imports and some exports by a country's custo...
What is a customs broker?
A customs broker is a professional who provides expert services by arranging the...
What does importer of record mean?
The Importer of Record carries the legal responsibility for the initial valuing,...
What is Telex release?
A Telex Release can be defined as a message that is sent by an agent or shipping...
What is meant by consignee?
This person or entity is the shipment receiver and generally the owner of the sh...
How to calculate TEU?
A forty foot container is regarded as two twenty foot containers or 2 TEU (somet...
Who pays for FCA in shipping?
Under the Free Carrier, or FCA Incoterm, the buyer is responsible for all freigh...
What does FCA in shipping mean?
Free Carrier (FCA) means that the seller delivers the goods to a carrier or anot...
What does EXW in shipping mean?
EWX (Ex Works) means that the seller delivers when it places the goods at the di...
What are Incoterms in shipping?
Incoterms are rules, that define the terms of trade for the sale of goods all ar...
How long does ground shipping take?
Ground shipping can take from a few to several days depending on the point of or...
What does ground shipping mean?
Ground shipping means 'shipped by ground'. It refers to cargo that is delivered ...
What are freight costs?
Freight costs are also known as freight charges or freight rates. It is the amou...
What is freight shipping?
Freight shipping is the transportation of large shipments of goods transported d...
What is ocean transportation?
Ocean transportation is any movement of goods and/or passengers using seagoing v...
How to ship freight?
We know that it can be hard to tap into international trade when you are new to ...
What is sea freight?
Sea freight is a method of transporting large quantities of products via cargo s...
How long does ocean freight take?
Ocean freight will likely take anywhere from 20-60 days, depending on where the ...
What is ocean freight?
Ocean freight is the method of transporting containerized cargo loaded onto vess...
What is shipping?
Shipping is the physical moving of good from one point to another, such as the m...
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