The Comprehensive Glossary of Shipping Industry Terms

The Comprehensive Glossary of Shipping Industry Terms

Introduction You might say shipping is like janitorial work: we all value it, but no one seems to give a “ship” until it’s suddenly not happening. We know it’s hard to imagine, but picture for a moment this scenario: an unprecedented pandemic catches the whole world...

Shipped vs. Delivered

Back to Shipping Glossary Shipping Statuses: What’s the Difference Between “Shipped” and “Delivered”? One last note to wrap things up, since, according to the keyword data, people aren’t exactly clear on this. “Shipped” does not mean the same as “Delivered.” Ignoring,...

Out for Delivery

Back to Shipping Glossary What Does the Shipping Status “Out for Delivery” Mean? Here’s one that’s either a blessing, or a curse, depending on your schedule for the day. “Out for delivery” is exactly what it says on the tin: the parcel is on the delivery vehicle, and...

Miss-Shipped or Missent

Back to Shipping Glossary What Does the Shipping Status “Miss-Shipped” or “Missent” Mean? We all make mistakes from time to time. It’s part of being human (just like our disproportionate interest in seeing objects go from one place to another, i.e. “shipping”). And...