20 essential shipping acronyms every shipper should know

From IMO 2020 and ELD to GRI and EEI, chances are you've encountered these acronyms at some point. But how well do you really understand them?

Ever wondered about the difference between HS and HTS codes? Or whether a 20-foot container is the same as a TEU? And what's the connection between SOLAS and VGM?

Whether you deal with providers, Freight Forwarders, or agents, you've probably encountered these terms countless times. And if you've ever felt confused, don't worry, you're not alone.

International Ocean Freight is filled with technical terms that can easily overwhelm new importers and exporters unfamiliar with the industry's intricacies.