Glossary of Common Shipping Terms

  1. A-D
  2. E-H
  3. I-L
  4. M-P
  5. Q-T
  6. U-Z

Warehouse

A place for the reception and storage of cargoes.

Waybill (WB)

A document prepared by a transportation line at the point of a shipment; shows the point of the origin, destination, route, consignor, consignee, description of shipment and amount charged for the transportation service. A waybill is forwarded with the shipment or sent by mail to the agent at the transfer point or waybill destination. Unlike a bill of lading, a waybill is not a document of title.