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The price or compensation paid for the transportation of goods by a carrier. Freight is also applied to the goods transported by such carriers.

The liability of a carrier for freight damaged, lost, or destroyed during shipment is determined by contract, statute, or Tort Law.

The responsibility for the payment of freight is a subject of a term of a sales contract between the buyer and seller of the goods to be shipped. When a contract contains a c.f. & i. provision, the buyer accepts liability for paying the cost of freight in addition to the costs of the goods and insurance on them.


noun article of commerce, cargo, carload, consignment, freightage, goods, lading, load, onus, pay load, shipment
See also: cargo, load, merchandise, send


the amount payable by a charterer or shipper to a shipowner for the letting of the ship or space therein for the carriage of goods by sea. Advance freight is payable to a shipowner on the signing of a bill of lading or on shipment instead of on delivery of the goods; such freight is not normally returnable in the event of the ship or the goods being lost before the start of the voyage.
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At Luxembourg, ground handling of the Emirates SkyCargos freighters will be carried out at the same facility as Cargolux and at Dubai, Cargolux freighters are handled by Emirates SkyCargo allowing for seamless transit of cargo between the two air cargo operators.
Emirates SkyCargo's freighter will arrive at Luxembourg at 13.
Of the 2,170 projected freighter deliveries, 1,130 will replace retiring airplanes, with the remainder expanding the fleet to meet projected traffic growth.
He said in May that the airline was planning to convert A330s into freighters depending on the number of slots the carrier gets for the conversion from Airbus at their centre in Germany, adding that some of the 15 planes were likely to go into the airline's leasing arm.
The 777 freighter is based on the technologically advanced 777-200LR (longer range) passenger airplane and can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070km) with a full payload of 225,200 pounds (102 metric tonnes).
Etihad Crystal Cargo is performing very well for Etihad and the entry into service of the A330-200 freighter is an example of our commitment to the growth and expansion of our business," Kinnear added.
We are very pleased that ANA has chosen the 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter and will be our first customer for this important new addition to our freighter family," said Alan Mulally, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
A crew member of a fishing boat saw the crew of the inclined Panamanian-registered freighter jumping into the sea around 6 a.
Greetings were exchanged, the hoses were separated and the freighter disappeared, leaving the women wondering whether they had hallucinated the whole thing.
The redelivery of our initial 757-200 freighter conversion is a very important step in the program.
Qatar Airways Cargo is the world's third largest international cargo carrier and serves more than 60 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub
Boeing products make up more than 90 percent of the world's dedicated freighter capacity.