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


A person who facilitates the buying and selling of international products on behalf of a customer in mainland China

De minimis

A value below which goods can be shipped into a country before duties & taxes are assessed


A charge imposed by shipping lines on merchants who do not pick up the containers on time

Digital twinning

The act of virtually replicating a physical product, process or system

Drop shipping

A retail fulfillment method in which an online store does not keep goods in stock, but sells a product by shipping it directly from a third-party supplier to customer