Parcel (package)

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Red Cross parcel

A parcel is a package bearing the name and address of the recipient in order to be routed through a courier to the recipient. The size can currently range from a postcard to a shipping container.


Books parcel

Parcels are used in the daily practice for sending and receiving goods. Normally they are integrated in a package using different types of recipients (cardboard boxes, wooden boxes, etc..) for helping a safe delivery to the final user.

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  • Stopford, M. (2009): Maritime economics, 3rd edition, Routledge.

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