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Term of the Road Dictionary


  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Operations Transport Multimodal Transport
  • Definition : Operation to remove goods from one stack and transfer them to another stack next to it, to enable access to a particular item in the first stack. Note: in some cases the goods or unit loads restacked before remain at their current location or in other cases they are returned to their former stack after the requested retrieval was realized [EN 14943].

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