Space on the shipment

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Deltaking, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Deltaking New Member

    Chinese
    Is there a word to describe the container space on the shipment?
    I know for human, we call a cabin.
    But for container?
    Thanks for your reply in advance!
     
  2. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    Hello Deltaking, and Welcome to the Forum! :)
    Are you asking for the name of the storage place aboard a ship where the shipping containers are kept? :)
     
  3. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I'm not sure that I understand your question, but my first thought is that Container is to Goods as Cabin is to Passenger. :)
     
  4. Deltaking New Member

    Chinese
    Yes! We need to book a space for our container.
     
  5. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    I suppose you could say, "I would like to book a space for my container," but it seems to me that if you're calling an ocean freight company, you could just say, "I would like to ship a container to London." And let them ask the questions.
     
  6. Beryl from Northallerton Moderator

    British English
    If you're concerned that your crate should not be exposed to the elements, then you could ask as to whether it will be stored in the hold:
    I don't know if this is possible with container shipping, though. The boats that I've seen tend to be loaded by crane from above.
     

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