1 n-uncount Shipping is the transport of cargo as a business, especially on ships.
usu with supp
...the international shipping industry..., The Greeks are still powerful players in world shipping.
2 n-uncount You can refer to the amount of money that you pay to a company to transport cargo as shipping.
It is $39.95 plus $3 shipping.
3 n-uncount You can refer to ships as shipping when considering them as a group.
They sent naval forces to protect merchant shipping.
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