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What does intermodal mean? Definition
“Intermodal” indicates that the container can be used across various modes of transport, (from ship to rail to truck) without unloading and reloading its contents.
Intermodal Container Definition
An intermodal container (also known as a container, freight container, ISO container, shipping container, hi-cube container, box, sea container, container van) is a standardised reusable steel box. Intermodal containers are used to store and move materials and products efficiently and securely in the global containerized intermodal freight transport system.
What does ISO stand for? Definition
The letters ISO stand for the International Standards Organisation
What does 3PL stand for?
What is third-party logistics?
A third-party logistics provider (abbreviated 3PL, or sometimes TPL) is a firm that provides service to its customers of outsourced (or “Third Party”) logistics services for part, or all of their supply chain management functions.
What does FCL mean?
FCL means Full Container Load
What does the term LCL mean?
LCL means Less Container Load
What does FAF stand for? Definition
Fuel Adjustment Factor (FAF) is a charge applied to off-set the current fuel price volatility.
What does BAF stand for?
Bunker Adjustment Factor (BAF)
Technology and Systems
What is a VBS?
The Vehicle Booking System (VBS) allows road carriers to book timeslots for the pick-up or delivery of containers at either of the two container terminals at the Ports of Auckland. The system has been instrumental in helping the port cater for increased truck volumes while simultaneously reducing turnaround times. VBS allows each truck to enter the gates at the Port with a paperless, verified code and have it arrival automatically alert a straddle to collect or deliver its container.
What is EROAD (ERD)?
EROAD (ERD) is a publicly listed company listed on the NZX. EROAD has created an electronic solution to manage and pay Road User Charges (RUC), support regulatory compliance and provide value-added commercial services to the heavy vehicle industry. In 2009, EROAD implemented the world’s first network-wide GPS/cellular-based road user charging system, which modernised the existing paper-based RUC regime in New Zealand.
The EROAD system consists of a secure electronic distance recorder (Ehubo), combined with a bank-grade payment gateway and services portal. They undertake design and manufacture of the Ehubos, as well as software development, from their headquarters in Auckland.
What are Road User Charges (RUC)?
Owners of diesel powered vehicles such as trucks pay Road User Charges (RUC).
The revenue collected from road user charges is dedicated to the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF). The NLTF funds road improvements and maintenance, public transport, road safety, and walking and cycling.
Seaport and Inland Port
Wiri Intermodal Freight Hub (WIFH)
Wiri Intermodal Freight Hub (WIFH) is an Inland Port based in Auckland, New Zealand.