What is shipping?


Shipping is the physical process of transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo by sea, and is extended in US English to refer to transport by land or air (UK English: "carriage"). "Logistics", a term borrowed from the military environment, is also fashionably used in the same sense.

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... Shipbroking is a financial service, which forms part of the global shipping industry ... companies concentrate on specific sectors of the shipping market ... The principal shipping and shipbroking centres are London, New York and Singapore ...
Shipping - Terms of Shipment
... Common trading terms used in shipping goods internationally include Free on board (FOB)–the exporter delivers the goods at the specified location (and on board the vessel) ... C F Los Angeles (the exporter pays the ocean shipping/air freight costs to Los Angeles) ... Many of the shipping carriers (such as UPS, DHL, FedEx) offer guarantees on their delivery times ...
J. J. Ugland
... Ugland Companies is a group of shipping companies based in Grimstad, Norway ... Shipping is performed by the subsidiaries A/S Uglands Rederi and Ugland Shipping AS while bulk shipping is performed by Ugland Bulk Transport A/S ...
Gautam Adani
... He is said to be among the 100 most influential businessmen worldwide in shipping trade and developing shipping related infrastructure ... the oldest and the most influential British publication for shipping business, Lloyd ...
Full Container Load - History - Twenty-first Century
... Straits of Malacca, one of the world's busiest shipping lanes, linking the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean ... However, few initially foresaw the extent of the influence of containerization on the shipping industry ... studies of containerization merely assumed that shipping companies would begin to replace older forms of transportation with containerization, but did not predict ...

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Famous quotes containing the word shipping:

    I need not tell you of the inadequacy of the American shipping marine on the Pacific Coast.... For this reason it seems to me that there is no subject to which Congress can better devote its attention in the coming session than the passage of a bill which shall encourage our merchant marine in such a way as to establish American lines directly between New York and the eastern ports and South American ports, and both our Pacific Coast ports and the Orient and the Philippines.
    William Howard Taft (1857–1930)

    Talk of a divinity in man! Look at the teamster on the highway, wending to market by day or night; does any divinity stir within him? His highest duty to fodder and water his horses! What is his destiny to him compared with the shipping interests?
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)