March 11, 2022
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Comprehensive glossary of international shipping terms

For your convenience, DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express has compiled an extensive, easy-to-use Glossary of International Shipping Terms. With 300+ commercial transportation terms, our is one of the largest, most comprehensive glossaries available online.

Glossary of International Shipping Terms

Why learn Shipping Industry terminology? Every industry has a special language with terms, acronyms, abbreviations, jargon, etc. that are uniquely theirs. The shipping industry is no exception.

Through our 40+ years in the business we’ve found that if we help customers understand commercial shipping language—including for air freight, ocean freight, trucking, rail, import/export, warehousing & distribution, logistics—the shipping process from Pickup to Delivery goes faster and smoother, saving time and money.

We invite you to visit, bookmark and come back often when there’s shipping industry jargon being slung around! And, if you have suggestions for additional terms, please let us know.

Our International Shipping Terms Glossary is a very easy-to-use, one-page index with an alphabetical search at the top of the page, Expand All/Collapse All functions, and convenient “Back to Top” links after each alphabetic section. 

DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express Glossary of International Shipping Terms

As an experienced freight forwarder servicing the Hawaiian Islands, DHX-Dependable Hawaiian Express provides both Full Container Load (FCL) and Less Than Container Load (LCL) service through three West Coast ports: two in California, the Ports of Long Beach and Oakland; one in Washington, the Port of Tacoma. See all locations here.

To obtain westbound LCL ocean shipping costs to Hawaii, use our online Quick Quote, call us toll-free at 800.488.4888 ext. 2017, or email us for LCL or FCL ocean shipping costs.

Whatever your shipping needs may require, our dedicated team of highly experienced transportation specialists are available to help you.

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