shipper

noun
ship·​per | \ˈshi-pər \

Definition of shipper 

: one that sends goods by any form of conveyance

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Ten thousand shippers and industry experts participated in the publication's survey with Port Houston coming out on top. Ileana Najarro, Houston Chronicle, "Port Houston named best seaport in North America," 23 May 2018 Singapore is building a National Trade Platform (not based on blockchain), involving banks, shippers and technology firms. The Economist, "The digitisation of trade’s paper trail may be at hand," 22 Mar. 2018 The measure would close a loophole that drug traffickers exploit: While private shippers like FedEx and UPS are required to obtain advance electronic information on most shipments, the Postal Service is not. Matthew Garcia, Washington Post, "What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic," 9 July 2018 Output in Brazil, the world’s top producer and shipper, will rise to a record this year. Fortune, "Why Your Cup of Coffee May Be Getting Cheaper (Or Starbucks' Profits May Rise)," 3 July 2018 There are port facilities at the mouth of the fjord, towers garlanded by hundreds of miles of transmission lines, five smelters and a refinery, all owned by the area’s largest private employer and top aluminum shipper to the U.S., Rio Tinto Group. Danielle Bochove, Bloomberg.com, "Trump’s Trade War Looms Over a Canadian Town Built to Supply America," 28 June 2018 Chlorine producers and shippers began working with railroad companies more than 10 years ago to enhance the safety features of railcars and valve assemblies. Andrea Leinfelder, Houston Chronicle, "Houston produces a lot of chlorine so responders need to be prepared," 20 June 2018 Chances are there's nothing going on between Bella and Tyga, but shippers gonna ship. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "Fans Think Bella Hadid and Tyga Are Flirting on Instagram," 5 Feb. 2018 The measure would close a loophole that drug traffickers exploit: While private shippers like FedEx and UPS are required to obtain advance electronic information on most shipments, the Postal Service is not. Matthew Garcia, Washington Post, "What A U.S.-China Trade War Could Mean For The Opioid Epidemic," 9 July 2018

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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shipper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of shipper

: a person or company that ships goods or products

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