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1) 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.

2) ESD container

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

3) Fixed-wall pallet container

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

4) 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.

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 container

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

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) Four-way fork entry

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