Shipping and Freight
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The freight market is the market in the shipping industry which covers the transport of cargo. The first official freight market was the Baltic shipping exchange in the nineteenth century. However before that time there were already several places which could be seen as centres of freight market, for instance, the Baltic coffee house. Transport of goods over sea can be regulated in different types of chartering. Shipping is the physical process of transporting commodities and merchandise goods and cargo by sea, and is extended in US English to refer to transport by land or air (UK English: "carriage"). "Logistics", a term borrowed from the military environment, is also fashionably used in the same sense.
Land or "ground" shipping can be by train or by truck (UK English: lorry). In air and sea shipments, ground transport is required to take the cargo from its place of origin to the airport or seaport and then to its destination because it is not always possible to establish a production facility near ports due to limited coastlines of countries. Ground transport is typically more affordable than air, but more expensive than sea especially in developing countries like India, where inland infrastructure is not efficient. [Source Wikipedia].
Breaking Shipping and Freight News
L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream Launches New Web Site Featuring Nationwide Shipping
L.A. Creamery unveiled its redesigned web site today. Adam Fleischman, the Founder/CEO of Umami Restaurant Group, the company behind Umami Burger, Umamicatessan, 800 Degrees and Red Medicine, has created delicious flavors that can now be shipped nationwide. Porc Phat is made with Spanish Iberico lardo, Asian pears, hazelnuts and pure mint gel. Other flavors include: Moonshine + Caramel Corn; Mezcal, ...from: L.A. Creamery, LLC via Businesswire
More Breaking Shipping and Freight News
This morning Nordea Bank Finland Plc via PR Newswire notes; "Paragon Shipping Enters Into A $69 Million Credit Facility With China Development Bank And Amends Its Credit Facility With Nordea" and Diana Shipping Inc. via Globe Newswire announced that "Diana Shipping Inc. Announces Results of 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders". Earlier today, "Facebook Flash Sale Analysis Finds 49 Percent of Negative Comments Relate to Shipping" wrote Dotcom Distribution via Globe Newswire
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