shipping company



shipping company (plural shipping companies)

  1. A company whose main line of business is ownership and operation of ships.
    • 1962 April, J. N. Faulkner, “Summer Saturday at Waterloo”, in Modern Railways, page 264:
      Steamship arrivals, however, are less predictable and the best arrangements of shipping companies and the railway operating department may be upset by weather and tide.
  2. line (The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry)