Deutsch: Fracht / Español: Carga / Português: Carga / Français: Cargo / Italiano: Carico /

Cargo is a term used to denote freight, goods or produce being transported generally for commercial gain, usually on a ship, plane, train or lorry or by sea, land or air. Nowadays containers are used in all intermodal long-haul cargo transport.

Standby Cargo is described as a cargo with special low rate which is loaded on board a flight only when remaining space is available; cargo booked for a flight but already available for and/or requested to leave on a earlier flight which was already fully booked upon booking. The cargo is standby for this earlier flight.


Cargo in the industrial context refers to goods or merchandise that are transported by various means such as ships, airplanes, trucks, or trains. It can include raw materials, finished products, equipment, or supplies. The efficient handling and transportation of cargo are crucial for the smooth operation of industries worldwide. Cargo may be stored in warehouses or distribution centers before being shipped to their final destination. Security measures are often implemented to protect valuable cargo from theft or damage during transit.

Application Areas

  • Shipping and freight logistics
  • Supply chain management
  • Transportation and distribution
  • Warehousing and storage
  • International trade and commerce

Treatment and Risks

  • Proper packaging and labeling to prevent damage
  • Insurance coverage for valuable cargo
  • Use of tracking systems for monitoring during transit
  • Risk assessment for potential hazards such as theft or accidents
  • Compliance with regulations for handling hazardous cargo


  • Oil tankers carrying crude oil for refineries
  • Cargo planes transporting electronics for retailers
  • Container ships moving manufactured goods for import/export businesses
  • Trucks delivering construction materials to building sites
  • Railway cars carrying agricultural produce to markets

Similar Concepts and Synonyms

  • Freight
  • Shipment
  • Consignment
  • Load
  • Merchandise



Cargo in the industrial context encompasses the transportation and handling of goods for various industries. It plays a crucial role in supply chain management, logistics, and international trade. Proper treatment and risk assessment are essential to ensure the safe and timely delivery of cargo. Security measures, insurance coverage, and compliance with regulations are key factors in the handling of valuable or hazardous cargo.


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