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What does bunker mean in freight forwarding?

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B / Bunker

A ship’s fuel tank. The term originates from the days of steam ships, when coal, the fuel used at that time, would be stored in a compartment known as a bunker. Although today’s ships are mostly fuelled by liquids, the term has endured.

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