In economics, the words cargo and freight refer in particular to goods or produce being conveyed – generally for commercial gain – by water, air or land. Freight was originally a shipload. Freight now covers all types of freight, including that carried by rail, van, truck, or intermodal container. Multi-modal container units, designed as reusable carriers to facilitate unit load handling of the goods contained, are also referred to as cargo, specially by shipping lines and logistics operators.

The main types of Freight

Some of the different freight options available include: