Rail overweight fee
Surcharge associated with overweight containers on rail.
Rail Waybill
The bill of lading for international rail freight transport.
Rate basis point
The major shipping point in a local area; carriers consider all points in the local area to be the rate basis point.
A carrier service that permits a shipper to change the destination and/or consignee after the shipment has reached its originally billed destination and to still pay the through rate from origin to final destination.
A refrigerated container used to transport perishable goods.
Release Approval
Document to advise that goods are available for further movement or action.
Return Cargo
A cargo which enables a ship to return loaded to the port or area where her previous cargo was loaded.
Revenue Ton
The unit used in billing in the freight industry.
Ro-Ro Ship
A vessel for transporting goods on a wheelbase (cars, trucks, railway wagons) and passengers. The fundamental difference between vessels of this type is horizontal loading/unloading through an inclined bow or (usually) stern; this design is called a "ramp."
Rolling Cargo
Cargo which is on wheels, such as truck or trailers, and which can be driven or towed on to a ship.