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International Transportation Glossary: M

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Manifest
A certificate listing the specifications of commodeties on a certain transportation mean or equipment, these are produced by the the represntatives located at the place of loading.

Materials Handling
Descrives the action of loading, unloading, treating and storing of materials and of in-process movement.

Means/Mode of Transport
The type of vehicle utilized for the transportation of cargo, this includes: vessels, aircrafts, trains, tracks and such.

Minimum Charge
The lowest price available for the transportation of a consignment aside from weight or volume factors.

Multimodal Transport Operator/Carrier (MTO/Carrier)
The party on whose behalf was issued the transportation document or any other documents confirming an agreement of multimodal shipment of cargo, this party is also the one liable for the delivery of cargo according to the agreement.

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