shipper’s marks and numbers

(shipping/logistics) (see illustration below) A series of marks and numbers placed on cartons and crates to identify the shipper, the destination port, and other information. Shipper’s marks and numbers are seperated into Front Marks and Side Marks.
Front Marks are placed on the wider side of the package or crate and consist of a “lead mark” (shipping company mark with abbreviated name of shipper), port of destination, country of origin, and package number of total number of packages. Side Marks are placed on the smaller side of the package and consist of such information as item number, abbreviation of contents, quantity, net weight, gross weight, and package measurements. Note that the shipper’s Lead Mark is not a company logo and is usually an abbreviation of the company name in a triangle, rectangle, or square.

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