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Freight

A transportation term meaning either goods being transported, and/or charges incurred for such transport.

Freight

1. Goods to be transported. The term is especially used in international commerce.

2. The cost of goods being transported, including the actual cost and the insurance. There are a number of ways for the buyer and seller of goods to divide responsibility for freight. See also: Incoterm.

freight

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cargo

goods that are in the process of being physically transported from a factory or depot to a customer by road, rail, sea or air, involving both domestically and internationally traded goods. The movement of goods may be done by the supplier's own distribution division or by independent fleet operators and FREIGHT FORWARDERS. See DISTRIBUTION, PIGGY BACKING, COST AND FREIGHT, COST, INSURANCE AND FREIGHT, BALTIC MERCANTILE AND SHIPPING EXCHANGE.

freight

or

cargo

goods that are in the process of being physically transported from a factory or depot to a customer by road, rail, sea or air, involving both domestically and internationally traded goods. The movement of goods may be done by the supplier's own distribution division or by independent fleet operators and FREIGHT FORWARDERS. See C. I. F., F. O. B.
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Hong Kong's flag carrier operates an all-Boeing freighter fleet that includes 13 747-8 freighters.
Emirates SkyCargo now operates 12 freighters, 10 B777Fs and two B747-400ERFs which currently serve 43 destinations around the world.
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KLM Engineering & Maintenance was selected by TNT Airways to work on its two 747-400ER freighters. The contract covers engineering, maintenance control and component services as well as worldwide line and airframe maintenance including A and C checks.
The freighters will be delivered between December 2007 and October 2008, and used principally on short and medium-haul intra-Asian routes, as well as for late night domestic cargo flights.
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"With 90 per cent share of the freighter market, Boeing is well positioned to capture this growth," said Hulst.
The 777 Freighter is the world's longest range twin-engine freighter.
The new service is operated with an Airbus A330 freighter and is expected to include textiles and apparel (including footwear), food and beverages, metals and metal manufacturers, chemicals, automobiles, machine tools, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.
"We continue to gain momentum on the assembly of the first 747-8 Freighter," said Mo Yahyavi, vice president and general manager of the 747 Program.
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"With 90 percent share of the freighter market, Boeing is well positioned to capture this growth," said Hulst.