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AEO Authorised Economic Operator A party involved in the international movement of goods in whatever function that has been approved by or on behalf of a national Customs administration as complying with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards
API Application Programming Interface API stands for Application Programming Interface. In the context of APIs, the word Application refers to any software with a distinct function.
Autostore AutoStore AutoStore is an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that uses the power of warehouse robots for 24/7 order fulfillment within a cubic layout.
Carbon Neutral Carbon Neutral Carbon neutrality specifically refers to the amount of carbon being removed from the atmosphere being equal to the carbon emitted.
CMR Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road CMR is also known as CMR consignment note. It is a document used for the regulation of road freight transport, and serves as an international agreement. The document has been adopted by most of the European states with the purpose to regulate legal issues concerning road freight transportation.
Co2 Carbon Dioxide Carbon dioxide is a colourless gas and one of the most important gases linked to global warming
Co2e Carbon Dioxide Equivalent "CO2e essentially describes the global warming potential of all greenhouse gases. In other words, the impact of different greenhouse gases is expressed in terms of the amount of CO2 that would result in the same amount of warming. Put simply, CO2e gathers all greenhouse gases into one place."
Consignee Consignee The sender.
EcoVadis EcoVadis EcoVadis provides holistic sustainability ratings service of companies. The EcoVadis Rating covers a broad range of non-financial management systems including Environmental, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement impacts. Each company is rated on the material issues as they pertain to their company's size, location and industry.
EDI Electronic Data Interchange Electronic data interchange is the concept of businesses electronically communicating information that was traditionally communicated on paper, such as purchase orders, advance ship notices, and invoices.
eMethanol eMethanol E-methanol is produced by combining green hydrogen and captured carbon dioxide from industrial sources. It still releases some greenhouse gases as it burns, but it emits less carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxide and particulate matter than conventional marine fuel.
Emission Calculations Emission Calculations "Emission computations calculate the direct and indirect output of greenhouse gas (GHG) and carbon dioxide emissions committed by an individual, organization, product, or event. It helps to recognize excessive energy usage or other inefficiencies which result in operating cost reduction, and preserve the environment."
GHG Calculations Greenhouse Gas Calculations "Carbon footprint is only a CO2 measure, where GHG emissions are the calculation of the CO2 equivalent. CO2 gas is part of CO2 equivalent. GHG shows gases other than CO2 that are responsible for global warming of the earth."
GHG emissions Greenhouse gas emissions The emission into the earth's atmosphere of any of various gases, esp carbon dioxide, that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
IFS International Featured Standard The International Featured Standard (IFS) is a Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) benchmarked standard for manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, agents and brokers
Intermodal Intermodal Intermodal shipping refers to moving freight by two or more modes of transportation. By loading cargo into intermodal containers, shipments can move seamlessly between trucks, trains and cargo ships.
ISO 14001 Environmental management ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system
ISO 45001 Occupational health and safety What is ISO 45001 in the occupational health and safety? ISO 45001 is an international standard for health and safety at work developed by national and international standards committees independent of government
ISO 9001 Quality management systems ISO 9001 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is the only standard in the family that can be certified to (although this is not a requirement).
LTL Less than Truck Load Less-than-truckload shipping is used to transport freight that doesn't require a full truckload trailer
MFC Micro-fulfillment Centers Micro-fulfillment centers are used by e-commerce brands to store their inventory closer to their customers to speed up delivery times and reduce the cost of transit.
Multimodal Multimodal Multimodal is defined as the movement of cargo from origin to destination using several modes of transportation. In this instance, however, each mode is operated by a single carrier or multiple carriers, but under a single contract or Bill of Lading.
On-Carriage On-Carriage On-Carriage is the term given to any movement that takes place after the container is discharged at a port of discharge from the ocean going vessel
Pre-Carriage Pre-Carriage Pre-Carriage Is the term given to the movement that takes place prior to the container being loaded at a port of loading on to an ocean going vessel
Short sea Short sea Loads shipped within a continent
SQAS Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability SQAS (Safety & Quality Assessment for Sustainability) is a system of uniform third party assessments to evaluate the performance of Logistics Service Providers and Chemical Distributors
Sustainability rating Sustainability rating  A sustainability rating is a measure of how well a company is performing in terms of environmental and social responsibility.
VAS Value Added Services A value-added service (VAS) is a popular telecommunications industry term for non-core services, or, in short, all services beyond standard voice calls and fax transmissions.
VGM Verified Gross Mass The Verified Gross Mass (VGM) is the weight of the cargo including dunnage and bracing plus the tare weight of the container carrying this cargo.
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