All articles, goods, materials, merchandise, or wares carried onboard an aircraft, ship, train, or truck, and for which an air waybill, or bill of lading, or other receipt is issued by the carrier. It includes livestock, but usually does not include bunkers (fuel for powering the vessel or vehicle), accompanying baggage, vessel or vehicle's equipment and spare parts, mail, and stores. Personnel carried onboard are classified as crew or passengers.

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  • The medium vehicles provide movement of containerized cargo, palletized load packages, medium sized and weight equipment, supplies, vehicles or air planes.

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  • The cargo transported by the ship had to make the cross ocean journey so it took a few weeks to arrive.

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  • Due to the recent snowstorms, the cargo coming in on the ship from Europe will be delayed by a few weeks.

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