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shipping

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈʃɪpɪŋ/ COMMERCE, TRANSPORT
the process or business of sending or transporting goods: There is a lot of competition in the shipping business these days. He runs a big shipping company. How much do we pay for shipping? There's been a big increase in online shipping.
ships in general: The storms were a danger to all shipping along that coast. The canal was closed to merchant shipping. All shipping routes were closed.
→  See also bulk shipping , drop 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…
(Definition of shipping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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