Difference between Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

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Difference between Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

Jan 11,2023

To the laymen and women these industries – Shipping, Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain might come across as similar and holding no difference. But once you look close or are involved in any of them you will very soon understand that all of them belong to different industries and have striking differences from the other.

They have different working, architecture, assets requiring different sets of expertise, knowledge, experiences & attitudes.

Let us understand how they are so different.

Shipping Business

This Business involves the carriage of cargo from one point to the other using ships and comes under Maritime Industry


Freight is the cargo that is carried by the ships under shipping business .

Logistics services

This is a process involving fetching of cargo from the warehouse of the manufacturer and getting it to the warehouse of the receiver. This process involves making arrangements for the viable shipping services.

Supply Chain

This is the end to end granddaddy process! It involves all the steps in the product cycle- picking up for cargo from point A and delivering it to the warehouse of point B using all of the above mentioned services/ businesses / industries.

As you can understand, there is a vast difference between the aforementioned business verticals and we haven’t even covered all the relevant points here!

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