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Goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle.‘transportation of bulk cargo’count noun ‘a cargo of oil’
freight, load, haul, consignment, delivery, shipment, contents, baggage, burdenView synonyms
- ‘Georgia is also expanding the dry bulk cargo handling facilities of its Black Sea ports.’
- ‘It is very difficult, if not impossible, to compare the rates earned by ships under charter to the Navy Board with those of merchant ships carrying civilian cargoes.’
- ‘I was found some bones, possibly part of the frozen meat cargo that she was carrying when she sank.’
- ‘In commercial terms however paddle steamers were never to catch on for ocean going cargo carrying.’
- ‘The growth in cargo hauled by trains appears more spectacular than that of passenger movement.’
- ‘The first van had only just been loaded with its cargo of cash when the robbers struck.’
- ‘Yet cargo boats regularly cut through the Sound of Mull, purely to save time and fuel.’
- ‘He wants cargo that will suit the ship or a use that will befit the work that has been carried out.’
- ‘Because it does not have to carry oxygen tanks, the scramjet could also contain more cargo space.’
- ‘There is much detail on voyages, cargoes carried and the ships themselves.’
- ‘The cargo was consigned to yet another firm, registered in the British Virgin Islands.’
- ‘Most of the criminals are not interested in the cargoes ships carry.’
- ‘Usually they're just put off the ship on a lifeboat and the ship and cargo are stolen.’
- ‘They are usually used to haul heavy loads or carry cargoes.’
- ‘Have you ever noticed how boats look when they are built more for speed than for carrying cargo?’
- ‘The illegal boarding of ships and seizure of cargo has in the past been considered an act of war.’
- ‘The Panama Canal has fulfilled this function but is now saturated with cargo ships.’
- ‘Many of them were dockers who carried heavy loads of cargo while rushing in a great hurry.’
- ‘Last night, Members of Parliament and shipping experts called for compulsory registration and escorts for ships carrying dangerous cargoes.’
- ‘The cargo and livestock vessel Contender has been sold to a shipping company in Dubai.’
Mid 17th century: from Spanish cargo, carga, from late Latin carricare, carcare ‘to load’, from Latin carrus ‘wheeled vehicle’.
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