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Transportation pertains to the movement of items from one location to another. Could be from a plant to a distribution center to a retailer. Shipping categories is a way to classify the type of goods: household, express, parcel or freight. Transport modes are the access ways to transport: rail, road, air, water, or pipes. Transport vehicles are the trucks, trailers, barges, aircraft, and cargo ships. Cargo handling is by ports, container terminals, shipping containers, forklift trucks, cranes, pallets, and dunnage. The shipment of goods also concern dispatchers, bill of lading, manifest, truckload shipping, less than truckload shipping, parcel carriers, bulk cargo and break bulk cargo. Some industrial trading terms are: free on board, carriage and freight, carriage, insurance and freight, and best way.

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  • Container Terminal
  • Transport Vehicle
  • Heavy Truck
  • Cargo Handling
  • Loaded Container

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Thomopoulos, N.T. (2016). Transportation. In: Elements of Manufacturing, Distribution and Logistics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26862-0_13

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