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Glossary term Description
reach stacker Mobile heavy lifting equipment used to stack containers in a container park.
ReCAAP

Regional Cooperation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery Against Ships in Asia

return air temperature

Temperature of the air drawn off from the refrigerated hold/container. The return air temperature is controlled during refrigeration

RFID

radio frequency identification

RMGC

rail-mounted gantry crane

ro-pax

Normally refers to a ferry that carries passengers (pax), with cars and coaches, cargo on trailers (roll-on/off) 

ro-ro

Roll-on roll-off - usually ferries but deepsea shipping also has vessels of this designation, is often carrying containers or pallets on trailers that are towed on board by power units known as tugs

roll oscillation

Oscillation due to rolling. The name given to the movement of a ship around its longitudinal axis

ROV

remotely operated vehicle

RTG

rubber-tyred gantry  - crane or carrier used in container yards