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Live Unload

Live unload is a type of trucking delivery, where the trucker waits on site while the container is being unloaded.


A pre-pull happens when a trucker pulls an FCL container from the port terminal and stores the container at the trucker’s container yard before making a final delivery.

Drop and Pick

Drop and pick is a trucking delivery method for full container loads where the trucker drops off a loaded container and returns within a specified timeframe to pick up the unloaded empty container.

General Order

General Order (GO) is a processing status assigned to goods imported into the U.S. without proper customs documentation and that do not clear customs within 15 days.

Container Yard

A container yard (CY) is a port or terminal area designated for accepting, holding, and transporting loaded containers, and returning empty containers.


PierPASS is a non-profit association that charges a container pick-up terminal pier pass fee that helps to effectively smooth out trucking congestion in the Los Angeles-area ports.


Drayage is the transport of a loaded container by truck from warehouse to port or vice versa.


Cartage is the short-distance transport of air cargo and LCL shipments from warehouse to airport terminal or container freight station and vice versa.


Detention is a fee charged by the ocean carriers when a container is kept outside of the port terminal and not returned during its free time.

 HTS Codes

HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) codes are goods classification codes used by U.S. customs and members of the World Customs Organization to classify goods for customs clearance.


Demurrage is a fee charged by ports or ocean carriers on shippers whose containers remain in the port terminal beyond a container’s designated free time.

Chassis Pool

A chassis pool is a location such as a port or rail terminal where chassis are stored and made available for rental.

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