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Definition:
Central point for the collection, sorting, transshipment and distribution of goods for a particular area.

Context:
This concept comes from a term used in air transport for passengers as well as freight. It describes collection and distribution through a single point ("Hub and Spoke" concept).

Source Publication:
Terminology on combined transport, UNECE/ECMT/EC, UNITED NATIONS, New York and Geneva, 2001.

Statistical Theme: Transport statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004

Last updated on Thursday, August 26, 2004