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GLOSSARY

A glossary of widely used words in the logistics industry. Delve into the
background and meaning of these terms.

Cabotage

The right to operate sea, air, or other transport services within a particular territory

Circular economy

A sustainable economic model that focuses on minimizing waste and making efficient use of resources

Cold chain

Storage and transportation of temperature-sensitive cargo along a supply chain under controlled conditions

Consignment / Consignor / Consignee

The terms used in the process of sending goods

Control tower

A central hub offering end-to-end supply chain visibility and real-time analytics to manage logistics performance and control costs

Cross-docking

The practice of unloading goods from inbound delivery vehicles and loading them directly onto outbound vehicles