Common Shipping Terms


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Jetsam
Goods thrown or lost.

Jettison
The act of intentionally throwing cargo overboard e.g. with the objective of lightening a vessel, which has run aground, such for the common good of all interests: vessel, crew and remaining cargo.

Jetty
A mole or breakwater, running out into the sea to protect harbours or coasts. It is sometimes used as a landing-pier.

Jib
- Projecting arm of a crane
- Attachment connected to the top of a crane boom

Job
That work which is undertaken to meet a customer or production order and, for production control purposes, has a unique identification.

Joint Venture
A joint activity of two or more companies usually performed under a common name.

Journey
A voyage from one place, port or country to another one, in case of a round trip, to the same one.

Jurisprudence
Juridical decisions used for explanation and meaning of law.

Just In Time
Abbreviation: JIT
The movement of material/goods at the necessary place at the necessary time.
The implication is that each operation is closely synchronised with the subsequent ones to make that possible.
A method of inventory control that brings stock into the production process, warehouse or to the customer just in time to be used, thus reducing stock piling.