Quiz: Do You Know Your Logistics Lingo?

February 25, 2010
By Michelle Kelley

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Take our quiz to find out if you’re a master of logistics lingo. See the end of this article for a printable version of the quiz and the answers.

1. QUAY is to CARGO VESSEL as APRON is to…?
a. rail car
b. airplane
c. truck

2. DETENTION is to EQUIPMENT as DEMURRAGE is to…?
a. cargo
b. bill of lading
c. Customs bond

3. What’s a reefer?
a. a lightweight cargo vessel
b. the worker responsible for containers stored below deck
c. a refrigerated container

MATCHUP

Match each term with its definition.

Terms
4. gross weight
5. tare weight
6. chargeable weight
7. dimensional weight

Definitions
a. the weight of a container and the packing materials holding the goods
b. the actual weight or the dimensional weight—whichever is greater
c. the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight
d. the weight of packaging plus the weight of its contents

ACRONYMS

Spell out each acronym.

USPPI
CAF
ITAR
BAF
SED
ACH
IATA

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