Samskip Glossary

A glossary of words and their definitions used in the transport industry

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Sales office
Office to conduct full sales services

Samskip is a Dutch company with its headquarter in Rotterdam, Netherlands which was founded originally in Iceland, in 1990. With offices in 35 countries across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, we offer transport and related services by land, sea, rail and air, around the world, focusing on cost efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly solutions.

Shippers Owned Container (SOC)
Indicates that a shipping container is owned by the shipper, consignee or the person responsible for receiving the shipment. 

Single trip
For a modality, a single trip from a start location to a particular other destination.

Static Bound
Direction of the transport.

Static Route
Part of the business where responsibilities and results are allocated to based on the route of the quote/booking.

Static Unit
Part of the business where responsibilities and results are allocated to based on a combination of the equipment used and the route of the quote/booking.

Strong leg
The bound within a roundtrip that has most freight paying cargo and generally also resulting in a higher average revenue compared to the other bound.

Someone who is selling a product or a service. The term "vendor" is typically used to describe the entity that is paid for goods that are provided, rather than the manufacturer of the goods itself. However, it is possible for a vendor to operate as both a supplier (or seller) of goods and a manufacturer.

Swap body
Type of freight container used for road and rail transport. The size of these containers is standardised and they cannot be stacked. Folding legs under their frame is a typical characteristic of swap bodies