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pay the freight

To bear the cost(s) (of something); to pay or compensate payment (for something). Every year, it's the government (and ultimately, the taxpayer) who has to pay the freight for over a million incarcerated prisoners. Don't worry, even if a few containers get "lost" during transit, it's the shipping company's insurance that pays the freight.
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Despite an increase in market size, the freight forwarding market is still smaller than it was in 2012.
Emerging markets will lead growth for freight forwarding through to 2018- notably thanks to the fruition of infrastructure projects, particularly in Africa and the Middle East
Freight trains derail frequently, but most events are minor.
The bigger problem is that the Los Angeles freight system connects the largest, most productive port complex in North America - the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach - to the economy of the United States.
As an example, customers within Southern Command receive freight 23 percent faster than the 2000 baseline.
The essence of the faster shipments is synchronization of freight throughout the entire logistics process.
Recognizing freight as in method 1 above and accruing estimated direct costs to complete delivery of freight-in-transit at the end of each reporting period.
Much of the demand for freight cars in the late 1970s and early 1980s was, in fact, artificial.
The Americas form the largest air freight sector in the world, accounting for 51.
Who are the largest freight forwarders in each market?
In the last two years, MTMC has closed three of four container freight stations in the United States.
Examples of this expanded mission include the pending release of Worldwide Express, which will give transportation offices the ability to ship small packages under 150 pounds internationally via air freight.
FedEx National LTL and FedEx Freight Canada were created through the acquisition of the business assets of the former Watkins Motor Lines and Watkins Canada Express, which was finalized on Sept.
Figure 3: Global air freight sector geography segmentation : % share, by value, 2011 22
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