Freight - Term Overview

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The frieght concept has different uses depending on the country. In some countries, freight is the price stipulated for the rental of a boat. In Argentina, the freight can be the transport of goods, the vehicle that transports packages or a riding horse. In Venezuela, Costa Rica and Guatemala, it's known as freight to the value of the transfer of goods in a transport.

For example: "I have been waiting for the freight for three hours and I still have no news", "We are going to have to hire a freight to make the move", "The North American company lost thousands of dollars since the freight used had no insurance ", " I need a little help with the freight, I can't carry that much weight. "

From a maritime commercial point of view, it's established that the freight will have to be paid by the person who receives the merchandise, the recipient, when he takes charge of it in what would be the area of ​​the port of discharge. In this sense, it should be noted that in countries and cities that have a great maritime activity, freight becomes one of the most important commercial actions that exist.

Hence, it should be emphasized that also, in other places, the term freight is established to refer to a clause that is established in the documents of what would be the shipment of goods. In that what is ruled and recorded is that they will be paid at the time of receipt.

In addition to all this, we would have to make clear the existence of what has been called freight insurance. It's used in the aforementioned maritime commercial field and refers to the insurance that is signed to cover damages and losses that cargoes may suffer during the trip by ship that they make by sea until they reach their destination.

A bogus freight is an amount of money that is paid when the ship in question or the part of it that has been rented isn't used.

In most Latin American countries, on the other hand, the freight forwarder is the person who is dedicated to transporting or moving goods or people in his vehicle: "My father is a freight forwarder and drives a truck", "This freight forwarder isn't serious: I had to carry eight baskets and he only gave me seven ".

However, we must not forget that in other parts of the American geography, as is the case of the nation of Uruguay, there is another meaning for the term freight that now concerns us. Specifically, it's used to refer to a riding horse that is identified because it has very good qualities.


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