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What is a Package?

A package is the quantity of goods to be shipped. The goods are not transported individually but are bundled together on a pallet to form a unit. This can be crates, pallets, wire mesh pallets, roller containers and other loading equipment. A separate shipping document is required for each package. As a rule, a package is provided with a unique identifier during the transport process, which makes it possible to be tracked and traced.

In practice, a package is also often referred to as a parcel or packet. With the help of outer packaging and loading aids, several packaging units are combined to form a finished package. In this regard, the package is the same as the shipping unit.

A package filled with items to be transported.

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