Operational Differences between Passengers and Freight Transportation

Operational Differences between Passengers and Freight Transportation

Source: adapted from EU-funded Urban Transport Research Project Results.

There are fundamental differences between passenger and freight transport systems since they commonly move through separate conveyances. However, at their respective terminals, the differences are the most acute since they involve different facilities at often different locations. While each passenger is an independent decision-making unit, each freight load must be managed from its origin to its destination. The passenger terminal relates to Chek Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong, while the freight terminal concerns a distribution center in Shenzhen (China). Although they are located just 40 km apart, they are operationally a world apart.