Shipping

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For the internet phenomenon of involvement with fictional romance, see Shipping (fandom).

Shipping is the transport of cargo between seaports by ships, typically large steel vessels powered by diesel engines or steam turbine plants. Many nations have built specialized naval ships to ensure the free movement of legitimate cargo; these "merchant navies" are essential to the world economy, carrying the bulk of international trade. The ships are also extremely expensive constructions themselves, being some of the largest man-made vehicles ever. The term originates with the shipping trade, of Wind power ships, and has come to refer to the delivery of cargo and parcels of any size above the common mail of letters and postcards.

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