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FREIGHT / frāt/

18 Apr 2024

noun

  • A transportation term meaning any goods transported by a vehicle or ship, and/or any charges incurred for such transport.
Example Sentences:What is the freight charge for sending a container of this size to the UK?
90% of all freight entering the country is transported by rail to China.
 

CARRIER kæriər

28 Dec 2023

Noun

  • the company responsible for transporting freight.
Example Sentence: The carrier will deliver the goods to the port in Hong Kong.
 

CARGO kɑrgoʊ

05 Nov 2023

Noun

  • the goods being transported by plane or ship.
Example Sentence: When the ship beached, much of the cargo floated ashore.
 

PHASE feɪz

21 Oct 2023

Noun

  • a defined stage or part of a process.
Example Sentence: The next phase of the project will involve building a prototype.
 

DESPATCH dɪˈspætʃ

03 Aug 2023

Verb

  • to send something (especially a business delivery)
Example Sentence: We will despatch the goods when the payment is received.
 

CONSIGNMENT kənˈsaɪnmənt

29 Jul 2023

Noun

  • a certain amount of deliverable products.
Example Sentence: The consignment of goods from Belgium is delayed.
 

BILL OF LADING  

17 Jul 2023

Noun

  • a receipt from a carrier confirming that the goods have been received.
Example Sentence: States may require freight carriers to provide their bill of lading.
 

TAKE STOCK teɪk stɒk

07 Mar 2023

Phrase

  • to count the items of merchandise or supplies in stock.
Example Sentences: The department store closes for three days every March in order to take stock.
 

OVERNIGHT (SOMETHING) oʊvərˈnaɪt

05 Feb 2023

Phrase

  • to send a document or package somewhere for delivery the next day.
Example Sentence: We decided to overnight the new contract to our supplier.
 

IN STOCK ɪn stɒk

21 Jan 2023

Phrase

  • available or ready to sell or use.
Example Sentence: The store does not have any printer ribbons in stock.
 

FREIGHT freɪt

05 Jan 2022

Noun

  • commercial goods that are being transported long distance.
Example Sentence: The goods arrive by ship and then continue by freight train.
 
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