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1) Folding container

A container, either metal or plastic, with sides, ends, and a base so constructed that it can be folded to a flat configuration.

2) ESD container

Any container that is designed to dissipate electrostatic discharge via it's material composition or configuration.

3) Four-way container

A container that is accessible from all four sides for storage and retrieval purposes.

4) Fixed-wall pallet container

Container that features an integrated pallet and has fixed side walls.

5) Fork strap

Strap that links the fork openings on the base of a pallet container.  Fork straps can allow the use of a container on conveyors.

6) Four-way fork entry

Openings on all four sides of a pallet or the base of a pallet container, which allow fork truck handling.

7) Four-way entry pallet

Openings on all four sides of a pallet or the base of a pallet or container, which allow fork truck handling from all four sides.

8) Demurrage

A term associated with the charge (monetary) that can be levied against a shipper or consignee who detains a container, truck, ship or railroad car beyond the allotted time for loading and unloading of that piece of transport equipment. Such a monetary "penalty" is used to offset the loss to the carrier as a result of the delay.  "Detention" is another work used for demurrage.