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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Bus/Financial - Transport / Transportation / Shipping
Spanish term or phrase:transporte
Hello: My traffic transporting document using air, land and sea freights mentions transporte whether it is for transporting, transportation or transport; I would love to learn the appropiate utilization of the term in English, since in Spanish it is used indeterminedly.
Explanation: in English, we very often talk about "carriage" or "forwarding" or even "shipping" (this is NOT used only for seafreight but also for other transport modes) rather than "transport", so we would need specific examples to tell you which would be the best word to choose.
Otherwise "transport" = UK "transportation" = USA
I have long worked for the transport industry, so speak as the voice of experience
Explanation: Sea transportation
Modern transportation is one of the largest branches of the World economy. About 80% of all of the World's international trade is carried on the Oceans.
Sea transport is most appropriate for large consignments that are non-urgent. Transit times vary from 3-4 weeks for North Atlantic shipping, up to 7-8 weeks for the Far East, Australasia, and the US West Coast. Sea transport is usually used for the main consignment with a smaller, urgent consignment travelling ahead by air.
Both terms are OK! MLD
Maria Luisa Duarte Spain Local time: 03:52 Native speaker of: English, Portuguese PRO pts in category: 8