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Grade 5 • 1yr.

Why on a boat its called cargo but in cars or trucks its shipment


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr. edited June 2022

    Hello AllosaureSarcelle!

    The Cambridge Dictionary defines a shipment as the following sentence:

    • "a large amount of goods sent together to a place, or the act of sending them."
    • "goods transported together, or the act of transporting them."

    The Oxford dictionary defines a cargo as the following:

    • "Goods carried on a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle".

    Therefore, a cargo is not only transported by boats and the same goes for a shipment, it is not only transported by trucks.

    Let us know if you have any other questions! :)


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