Glossary

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Maritime Conferences

Agreements concluded by shipowners for the purpose of ensuring the proper operation of liner services at stable rates.

Merchant Haulage

Designates the overland or inland waterway transport operation coming before or after a sea transport operation, when undertaken by a third party (and not by the shipping company) on the customer’s behalf.

Moor (to)

A vessel is held in place alongside quay by means of hawsers, or mooring lines.

Multi-Purpose Carrier

Shallow-draught vessel capable of transporting dry bulk cargo or general cargo.

Multimodal (Transport)

Domestic or international transportation of goods by at least two different modes of transport.

Multimodal Transport Chain

Organization of a transport operation using several different modes of transport (air, sea, rail, inland waterway, road).

Multimodality

Successive utilization of several modes of transport.