Jacket - A wood or fiber cover placed around such containers as cans and bottles.
Jacob’s Ladder - A rope ladder suspended from the side of a vessel and used for boarding.
Jettison - Act of throwing cargo or equipment (jetsam) overboard when a ship is in danger.
JIT - Abbreviation for “Just In Time.” In this method of inventory control, warehousing is minimal or non–existent; the container is the movable warehouse and must arrive “just in time;” not too early nor too late.
Joint Rate - A rate applicable from a point on one transportation line to a point on another line, made by agreement and published in a single tariff by all transportation lines over which the rate applies.