Source: adapted from EU-funded Urban Transport Research Project Results,
Operational Differences between Passengers and Freight Transportation
There are obviously fundamental differences between passenger and freight transport systems since they commonly move in separate modes. It is however at their respective terminals that the differences are the most acute since they concern different facilities and often different locations. While each passenger is an independent decision-making unit, each load of freight 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. Although they are located just 40 km from one-another, they are operationally a world apart.