To enlighten the neophytes and offer a little reminder to the insiders, here is a small lexicon of transport and logistics containing some of the technical terms commonly used and activities represented.


ATA Carnet

Allows the free movement of certain goods free of all duties and taxes in the territory of all Contracting States to the Convention.



Air Waybill


Bill Of Landing

shipping document which authenticates the goods, serves as a receipt and proof for the terms and conditions of transport. It must be signed by the captain or on his behalf



  1. who finds a ship for a customer (purchase, lease, charter);
  2. who is an advertiser of goods from ships and acts as an intermediary between the armaments and the authorities (customs etc.)


Carnet TIR

carnet à feuillets détachables utilisé pour une opération de transit international routier.



who orders for transportation.


Consignee agent

legal representative of the shipowner at the technical, practical and administrative level (physical organization of the call, transport tickets, stopover fees, customs documents, etc.).


Customs declarant

service provider mandated by the shipping agent to pay customs duties (collection and return to customs) and intermediary between buyers and sellers of customs.


Export control system (ECS)

this procedure is based on the advance submission to the customs of a summary with declarations containing logistical and commercial data, allowing a risk analysis and targeted controls.


Freight Forwarder

organizes the transport, he is an intermediary of trade. He takes charge of the organization of groupage activities, chartering, city office, etc.



consolidates goods from different shippers to fill containers and trucks as much as possible (goods bundling/unbundling).


Our values

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Our locations

All transport and logistics professions are represented in the Joseph River company. Our teams cover all the main Middle Ease ports. Our offices in Banadr Abbas, Emirates, China and India ensure us an international coverage, expanded by a solid network of agent.