Glossary

Now what exactly was …? The world of logistics is full of technical terms, and new terms are constantly being added. Our glossary explains them all in a nutshell. If a term you are looking for is not listed here, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be happy to add your technical term to our list.



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Globalization

The internationalization of trade, by which domestic economies become inter-dependent.

GPS
Global Positioning System

GPS, a satellite-based navigation system originally developed by the US Department of Defense for military purposes, is now available for civilian use for global positioning. The system utilises information provided by a network of 24 satellites orbiting at an altitude of approx. 20 kilometers.

Gross Weight

Weight (mass) of goods including packing, but excluding the carrier’s equipment expressed in whole kilograms. 2. The weight of a shipment including materials necessary for blocking, etc. (air cargo).

GSM
Global System for Mobile Communications

Global System for Mobile Communications originally from Groupe Spécial Mobile is the most popular standard for mobile phones in the world. Its promoter, the GSM Association, estimates that 80% of the global mobile market uses the standard. GSM is used by over 3 billion people across more than 212 countries and territories. Its ubiquity makes international roaming very common between mobile phone operators, enabling subscribers to use their phones in many parts of the world.