If you are confused by some of the terms used in shipping, download the Logistics Glossary below, which has been created to Dr. Alan Erera of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
You can also refer to the Trade Port website’s Glossary of Trade and Shipping Terms
The Maritime Division of the U.S. Department of Transportation has created a Shipping Glossary, which you can download below. The list of U.S. flag carriers is out of date because it is from 2008.
Download the U.S._Dept_Transportation_Ocean_Shipping_Glossary