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Cargo and Freight Transportation glossary

Glossary and related words for Cargo and Freight Transportation

bill of entry: a list of goods that are being brought into or sent out of a country, shown to customs officials (=people who check whether tax should be paid on goods moving from one country to another)

bill of lading: a list of the goods that are being sent somewhere on a ship

cargo: things that are being sent by ship, plane, train, or truck

cargo: used about ships, planes etc that carry goods

carriage: the process of moving goods from one place to another

carriage: the cost of moving goods

carrier:a company that moves goods or people from one place to another

carrying charge: a charge for storing or delivering a customer’s goods

consignment: an amount of goods that are delivered

consignment: the act of delivering goods to someone who has bought them

delivery: goods that are brought to a place

freight: goods that are carried by vehicles

freight: used in the transport of goods

freight verb: to carry goods on a vehicle

goods: carrying large quantities of goods from one place to another

handle verb: to deal with the people or goods that pass through an airport, port, or other centre

handler: someone whose job is to move a particular type of goods

handling: the management or movement of goods

haul verb: to move goods from one place to another

haulage: the business of carrying goods by road or railway, or the cost of doing this

hauler: a haulier

haulier: a person or company that carries goods by road or railway

load: the goods that a vehicle carries

loading bay: an area from which goods can be loaded on and off trucks, trains etc

logistics management: management of the activity of transporting goods to customers or to places where they are bought or sold

merchant: relating to or used in the business of buying and selling goods or their transport

offload verb: to remove goods from a container or vehicle and put them somewhere else

offload verb: if a vehicle or ship offloads, the goods that are on it are removed

packing: the activity of putting goods into containers so that they can be sent somewhere and sold

seaborne adjective: carried across the sea in ships

ship verb: to send goods or people somewhere by ship

ship verb: to send goods to customers, or to be sent to customers, usually by air or land

ship out: to move goods or people away from a place

shipload: an amount of goods, or a number of people, carried on a ship

shipment: an amount of goods carried on a ship, plane, train, or truck

shipment: the process of taking goods from one place to another

shipowner: someone who owns ships, usually ships that carry goods

shipper: a company that arranges for goods to be taken somewhere by ship

shipping: the business of carrying goods, especially in a ship

shipping: the cost of carrying goods, especially in a ship

shipping agent: a person or company that prepares the legal documents that are necessary for goods to be carried by ship

tare: the weight of an empty truck or large container, used for calculating the weight of the goods that it carries

tonnage: the size of a ship, or the amount of goods that it can carry, measured in tons

traffic: the goods or passengers that travel in planes, ships, or trains

truck verb: to take goods somewhere in a truck

trucking: the job or business of carrying goods or animals in trucks

truckload: the quantity of goods that a truck can carry

unload verb: to take goods off a vehicle such as a truck or ship

travel well: to be able to be moved long distances without being spoiled or damaged