A container is a large, sealed standard-sized boxes used to transport goods, primarily for intermodal and international shipping. Standard containers can be handled by shipping, rail and road transit operators and the benefits of their use include reductions to transit time, loss prevention, reduced packaging requirements, limit to potential damage whilst goods are in transit and reductions in the overall costs of transporting goods to markets. See also Bulk Freight, Full Container Load and Less than Container Load.

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With over 800 Procurement specific terms (and growing) you will find everything you need to know or thought you knew about the Procurement function. Our aim is to provide you with a comprehensive list collated from the Comprara Groups hub of training and consulting source materials.The Procurement Glossary has been compiled by industry expert Paul Rogers.