Shipping is the physical movement of your goods from one destination to another (e.g., from a warehouse to your customers) and one of many logistics processes. Logistics refers to the synchronized processes that manage how your products are acquired, stored, and transported to their final destinations.
Although logistics and transportation are used interchangeability, the differences are simply logistics deals with the integration of storage, transportation, cataloging, handling, and packaging of goods. Transportation deals with the function of moving products from one location to another.
While cargo refers to the goods and materials, logistics is the end-to-end gambit, including customer support. Logistics does not have to involve cargo necessarily, but cargo can't move without logistics. Best put, logistics is a subset of supply chain management, and cargo is a subset of logistics.
1 : goods or cargo carried by a ship, train, truck, or airplane.
2 : the carrying (as by truck) of goods from one place to another The order was shipped by freight.
3 : the amount paid (as to a shipping company) for carrying goods.
4 : a train that carries freight.
What are the types of logistics?
procurement logistics, production logistics, sales logistics, recovery logistics, and recycling logistics. Each of these is explained in detail, but first we should learn about logistics fields and types.