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Cargo vs. Payload — What's the Difference?

Cargo vs. Payload — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Cargo and Payload

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Cargo

In economics, the word cargo refers in particular to goods or produce being conveyed—generally for commercial gain—by water, air or land. Freight is the price paid to carry cargo.
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Payload

Payload is the object or the entity which is being carried by an aircraft or launch vehicle. Sometimes payload also refers to the carrying capacity of an aircraft or launch vehicle, usually measured in terms of weight.
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Cargo

Freight carried by a ship, an aircraft, or another vehicle.
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Payload

The revenue-producing part of a cargo.
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Cargo

Freight carried by a ship, aircraft, or motor vehicle.
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Payload

The total weight of passengers and cargo that an aircraft carries or can carry.
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Cargo

(Papua New Guinea) Western material goods.
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Payload

The total weight of the instruments, crew, and life-support systems that a spacecraft carries or can carry.
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Cargo

The lading or freight of a ship or other vessel; the goods, merchandise, or whatever is conveyed in a vessel or boat; load; freight.
Cargoes of food or clothing.
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Payload

The passengers, crew, instruments, or equipment carried by an aircraft, spacecraft, or rocket.
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Cargo

Goods carried by a large vehicle
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Payload

An explosive charge, biological or chemical agent, or other destructive element borne by a missile or bomb.
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Payload

That part of a cargo that produces revenue.
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Payload

The total weight of passengers, crew, equipment, and cargo carried by an aircraft or spacecraft.
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Payload

That part of a rocket, missile, propelled stinger, or torpedo that is not concerned with propulsion or guidance, such as a warhead or satellite.
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Payload

(computing) The functional part of a computer virus or another type of malware program, rather than the part that spreads it.
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Payload

(communication) The actual data in a data stream.
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Payload

The part of a missile or torpedo that carries the explosive charge.
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Payload

The goods carried by a large vehicle.
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Payload

The front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
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Payload

Goods carried by a large vehicle
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