Glossary of Terms
Those services other than the transportation of your household goods, such as special crating, shuttle service, and appliance servicing that are either necessary to complete the move or requested by the shipper. These items often need special authorization from your company.
A contract for air transportation and receipt of goods shipped; covers movement by an air carrier or air forwarder.
The original shipping contract that lists the dates, services and actual charges involved in a move and receipt for a shipper’s belongings.
The physical inspection of a shipment by a customs official.
A charge for detaining a trailer, steamship or air container, or rail car beyond the time allowed.
The number of pounds or kilos per cubic foot or cubic meter within a given space.
The service from residence at origin to residence at destination, not including any storage-in-transit, duties and taxes, warehouse handling and any other charges for accessorial services.
The charge assessed by a government on shipments imported or exported.
The estimated day the driver will leave the origin with the shipment or estimated date on which a vessel is to depart from a seaport/airport.
The estimated time the shipment will arrive at port of entry.
The total weight of a shipment including packing materials and the shipping container.
Large wooden boxes designed to hold household goods and fit into a steamship container. Sizes vary, but a standard lift van will be anywhere from 166 cubic feet to 200 cubic feet in size.
Weight of the shipment and packing materials only.
The remaining portion of household goods that could not fit in the main body of the shipment.
The Interconex individual who assists the shipper and their family in the Door-to-Door moving process from beginning to end.
The owner of the household goods being transported.
Large metal boxes that shipments are loaded into for ocean transport. The standard sizes of the containers mainly used are 20′ and 40′.
Temporary storage of a shipment; it can occur at any time after pick-up, but prior to delivery.
The length of time to get from origin to destination.
Thick (three layers) cardboard boxes or cartons used for air shipments.
A list that establishes the value of your shipment for insurance purposes. A separate list is required for each portion of your shipment (air, sea, road, storage).
The chargeable weight based on the amount of space occupied.