unwanted cargo

unwanted cargo

A cargo loaded in peacetime which is not required by the consignee country in wartime.
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for decades, By disposing off their unwanted cargo into the intima
A net partition can also be installed behind the first or second seat row, ensuring that no unwanted cargo shifts to join the passenger compartment.
The problem for China's exporters -- and the icing on the cake for many a trader looking to dump an unwanted cargo -- is that China is a high-cost producer of many commodities.
Anything could have happened to this child, brutally awoken by a thief's callous action then discarded like unwanted cargo.
PERILS: The Pintail, one of the two ships which British Nuclear Fuels is preparing to send to Japan to fetch an unwanted cargo; ANGRY: Protestors last year in Japan; LOADING: A container of deadly nuclear material is winched aboard a ship; HUGE: The Pacific Teal, Pintail's sister ship.
Heavily armed elite troops yesterday boarded a Norwegian container ship, seizing control of the vessel after its captain defied orders not to bring its unwanted cargo of 438 refugees into Australian territorial waters.
Scotland learns - again, almost by accident - of a safety scandal at the plant which has just taken delivery of an unwanted cargo of uranium.