Shipment vs Hitchment - What's the difference?

shipment | hitchment |


As nouns the difference between shipment and hitchment

is that shipment is a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship) while hitchment is (shipping) the marrying of two or more portions of one shipment that originate at different locations, moving under one bill of lading, from one shipper to one consignee.

shipment

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship)
  • :* We're expecting another shipment of oranges tomorrow.
  • the act of transporting goods
  • :* Shipment of hazardous waste on this route is strictly prohibited.
  • hitchment

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (shipping) The marrying of two or more portions of one shipment that originate at different locations, moving under one bill of lading, from one shipper to one consignee.