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Cargo and freight transportation

bill of entry

noun

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

noun

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

cargo

noun

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

cargo

noun

used about ships, planes etc that carry goods

carriage

noun

the process of moving goods from one place to another

carriage

noun

the cost of moving goods

carrier

noun

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

carrying charge

noun

a charge for storing or delivering a customer’s goods

consignment

noun

an amount of goods that are delivered

consignment

noun

the act of delivering goods to someone who has bought them

delivery

noun

goods that are brought to a place

freight

noun

goods that are carried by vehicles

freight

noun

used in the transport of goods

freight

verb

to carry goods on a vehicle

goods

noun

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

noun

someone whose job is to move a particular type of goods

handling

noun

the management or movement of goods

haul

verb

to move goods from one place to another

haulage

noun

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

hauler

noun

a haulier

haulier

noun

a person or company that carries goods by road or railway

load

noun

the goods that a vehicle carries

loading bay

noun

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

logistics management

noun

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

merchant

noun

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

noun

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

noun

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

shipment

noun

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

shipment

noun

the process of taking goods from one place to another

shipowner

noun

someone who owns ships, usually ships that carry goods

shipper

noun

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

shipping

noun

the business of carrying goods, especially in a ship

shipping

noun

the cost of carrying goods, especially in a ship

shipping agent

noun

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

tare

noun

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

tonnage

noun

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

traffic

noun

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

truck

verb

to take goods somewhere in a truck

trucking

noun

the job or business of carrying goods or animals in trucks

truckload

noun

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

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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