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Shipping vs Shipment - What's the difference?

shipping | shipment |

As nouns the difference between shipping and shipment

is that shipping is the transportation of goods while shipment is a load of goods that is transported by any method (not just by ship.

As a verb shipping

is present participle of lang=en.


Etymology 1

From (etyl) schipping, schyppynge, from (etyl) schippen, .


  • The transportation of goods.
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  • The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
  • Passage or transport on a ship.
  • The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
  • Navigation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • God send 'em good shipping .
    Derived terms
    * shipping lane

    Etymology 2

    From .


  • shipment



    (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.