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

The right to operate sea, air, or other transport services within a particular territory
The process of transporting goods across short distances, usually via small vans or trucks.
Centralized Examination Station (CES)
Private inspection facilities opened by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to be used by customs brokers and freight forwarders.
The base frame of a wheeled vehicle, such as a truck, on which the container is moved.
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