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Glossary term Description
RTG

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

ROV

remotely operated vehicle

roll oscillation

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

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

ro-pax

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

RMGC

rail-mounted gantry crane

RFID

radio frequency identification

return air temperature

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

ReCAAP

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

reach stacker Mobile heavy lifting equipment used to stack containers in a container park.