A burden; load; cargo.
Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the fast was now already past, Paul admonished them, and said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the LADING and ship, but also of our lives. ( Acts 27:9-10 )
Bibliography Information"Entry for 'Lading'". A King James Dictionary.