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Squirthose 18:49, 7 March 2007 (UTC)== Propose for deletion == As this article is in the list of most wanted stubs and it is effectively no more than a dictionary definition, I propose the article for deletion and that important information be transferred to the entry in the wiktionary. MKoltnow 20:47, 14 November 2006 (UTC)

Maybe the article could avoid being deleted if someone knew the origins of the word "cargo", and could list that type of information? Squirthose 18:49, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

"Cargo" has this at Webster on etymology: It's from Spanish, and means load, charge, from the verb cargar, which again is from the Late Latin carricare [1] - ie. cargo, I am loading. Anyway this is a very international term, and deserves a somewhat better treatment at Wiki. At least, a specific nation's cargo problems shouldn't be prominent in the article. Sadagar 17:31, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Are Freight and Cargo synonymous?[edit]

I have recently been looking at some old UK court cases and the terms Freight and Cargo are very different. Cargo is what is being conveyed. Freight is the cost for so doing. I agree that in more recent usage, the distinction has become more blurred.Jgb2 (talk) 09:43, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

Look up the word freight in any dictionary [2] and I think you will see that the words are synonymous. The main difference, I think, is the means of transport. Freight usually refers to good hauled by truck or train, while cargo refers to goods hauled by ship or plane... but they are essentially the same. --ErgoSumtalktrib 23:29, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
Actually, both are true. Meaning 3 of your reference says "the charges, fee, or compensation paid for such transportation" which equates to what I was saying, however the other meanings are synonymous with cargo. Jgb2 (talk) 22:41, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

There is a problem with the assertion that "The ULDs are located in front section of the aircraft." ULDs are loaded in the forward and rear cargo compartments. I've managed the cargo loading at ORD, and know ULDs containing both cargo and bags are loaded in both locations. They just cannot fit in what we called the "manual pit." —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:06, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

linguists may know it[edit]

what is the origin of the word cargo? Gerald Trost — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:55, 6 June 2013 (UTC)