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German term or phrase:Flächenfracht
English translation:surface freight
Entered by: John O'Brien
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10:23 Dec 3, 2003
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German term or phrase: Flächenfracht
Ist in der Auftragsbestätigung abweichend von 2.1 frachtfreie Lieferung vereinbart, gilt diese nur bei Bestellungen von mindestens Euro 500,00, jedoch nur für Stückgut- und Warenladungsfracht bzw. Schiffsfracht ohne "Flächenfracht" und Rollgeld für den Empfang.
John O'Brien
Local time: 22:44
surface freight
I think that's it.
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Stefan Wollinger
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Thanks Stefan
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4 +2surface freightStefan Wollinger
5overland transportsAlice Milne

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surface freight

I think that's it.

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Stefan Wollinger
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Thanks Stefan

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overland transports

This term has bothered me for a long time. "Surface freight" is not correct because it includes maritime and inland waterway transports in English, i.e., everything that is not airfreight. According to a German logistics expert, "Flächenfracht" includes only road and rail (not water or air) transports.

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