shipping-n; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: enterprise

Commentary: transportation, transport - the commercial enterprise of transporting goods and materials

He works in shipping.
I had to pay for shipping and handling.

PropBank: NM
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: movement

Commentary: SHIPPING[+event] cargo ships, merchant marine, merchant vessels - conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry

Shipping of the last load took almost three weeks.
He says the shipping of cars is not profitable.

PropBank: shipping.01
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 2