Definition of cartage in English:



mass noun
  • The conveyance of something in a cart or other vehicle.

    • ‘The plan would result in the gradual closure of the rail system and the transfer of total cane cartage to road transport.’
    • ‘Corvées of ploughing and long-distance cartage were the most durable elements of the manorial system and were the services most wanted by the lord.’
    • ‘In most cases these materials may just satisfy the structural requirement of pavement material but, due to their proximity, they are cheaper than stronger materials which have the added cost of cartage from more distant sites.’
    • ‘This was priced at cost plus cartage from the port, as part payment of contract and fifty percent of the amount of tender to be held by the company until all the work was completed.’
    • ‘The station will remain in use as a siding for dealing with full wagon loads of inward traffic not requiring cartage.’
    • ‘The Transport Licensing Regulations 1950 could not be construed as prohibiting contracts of cartage.’
    • ‘Regardless of this small improvement, the cost of cartage between Port Augusta and the Yudanamutana mine were increasing all the time.’
    • ‘Rehearsal and cartage are bottom-line necessities, but, especially with cartage, most people just don't realize what goes into it.’
    • ‘Housed in a building that was once home to film director Tim Burton and his production studio, Swing House also offers Public Address and equipment rentals, cartage and storage.’
    • ‘Once more the old enemy of scarcity of transport was being felt, pushing up the price of cartage and retarding work at the mine.’
    • ‘And because the demand for livestock cartage had been ‘slow’ the price issue had less urgency.’
    • ‘Regardless of the $4,000 a year paid for cartage, the Blinman mine had made a profit and paid out dividends to its shareholders, the first mine in the Northern Flinders Ranges to do so!’
    • ‘As a matter of course he also strays farther afield, both geographically (down the Mississippi to New Orleans) and to embrace road and rail cartage.’
    • ‘This also affected the cartage of copper ore from the northern mines.’
    • ‘They'll have first option on contracts for forest activities such as logging and cartage.’
    transport, transportation, conveyance, transfer, transference, delivery, distribution, carrying, transmission, movement, haulage, freight, freightage, portage, shipment
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