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shipping

noun [U] uk   /ˈʃɪp.ɪŋ/ us  
ships considered as a group: This stretch of water is heavily used by shipping. the act of sending goods from one place to another, especially by ship: The cost is $205 plus $3 for shipping. The fruit is picked and artificially ripened before shipping.
Translations of “shipping”
in Chinese (Traditional) 船舶, 運輸, (尤指)船運,海運…
in Chinese (Simplified) 船舶, 运输, (尤指)船运,海运…
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