Inducement paid by a vessel operator to a shipper, consignee, or chartrer for completing the loading/offloading operations in less than the allotted time. Also spelled as despatch.

Use dispatch in a sentence

  • If a shipping company gets your goods to their new location quickly you can pay them a dispatch for doing a good job.

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  • The local dock unloading company received a recent windfall when a few particularly efficient days prompted several ship captains to send a dispatch of several thousand dollars.

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  • Sometimes if you pay a little more a shipping company may use dispatch to get your products to their destination faster.

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