Definition: Consignment

Transport

Freight sent under a single contract of carriage.
In combined transport, this term may be used for statistical purposes, to measure
loading units or road vehicles.The grouping together of several consignments into a full load is called consolidation or groupage.
Source:
(Terminology on combined transport, UNECE/ECMT/EC, UNITED NATIONS, New York and Geneva, 2001)
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