kolli (freight term)

English translation: freight item

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Finnish term or phrase:kolli
English translation:freight item
Entered by: Jussi Rosti

10:09 Nov 24, 2020
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Finnish term or phrase: kolli (freight term)
Some excerpts from warehouse shipping instructions:

1.
”Lähetyslista laitetaan kollin nro 1 kylkeen muovitaskuun, mutta jos kolli nro 1 on lavalla alimmaisena, Lähetyslista laitetaan muovitaskuun sen lavan kylkeen, jossa kolli nro 1 sijaitsee.”

2.
”Jos sisäpakkauksessa enemmän kuin 5 kg, kolliin lisäksi tämä lipuke: [...]”

How should I picture a "kolli" in these contexts?
Is it a single package (box/parcel/etc.), a group of packages, etc.?

I know that "kolli" refers to some type of freight unit, but I need more specific details in this case.

Thanks



(PS -- I'm also aware that "kolli" has cognates in other European languages (e.g. German "Colli"), and I've found some discussions of those terms. But "kolli" is the sort of word that one can't assume is used identically from country to country, language to language, etc.)
G. L.
United States
Local time: 00:54
freight item
Explanation:
It can't be more specific by definition: "Kolli on tarkemmin määrittelemätön matka- tai rahtitavaran kuljetusyksikkö."

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Note added at 5 hrs (2020-11-24 15:35:43 GMT)
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Yes, why not?
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Jussi Rosti
Finland
Local time: 10:54
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freight item


Explanation:
It can't be more specific by definition: "Kolli on tarkemmin määrittelemätön matka- tai rahtitavaran kuljetusyksikkö."

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Note added at 5 hrs (2020-11-24 15:35:43 GMT)
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Yes, why not?


    https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolli_(yksikk%C3%B6)
Jussi Rosti
Finland
Local time: 10:54
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in category: 23
Notes to answerer
Asker: I appreciate your response. However, the above quotes seem rather concretely specific: e.g. "jos kolli nro 1 on lavalla alimmaisena ...". This implies that 1) the "kolli" is something separate from the pallet, and 2) there can be several of them on a single pallet. Perhaps "box"/"parcel"/etc. is too specific, but what about e.g. "package"?


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tomi Parviainen: Kolli is anything, a pallet, box etc. 2 boxes are 2 kollia, but if the 2 boxes are on pallet (attached) its 1 kolli.
1 day 18 hrs
  -> Kiitos, Tomi!
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