Definition: Hub

Transport

Central point for the collection, sorting, transshipment and distribution of goods for a particular area.
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:
Terminology on combined transport, UNECE/ECMT/EC, UNITED NATIONS, New York and Geneva, 2001
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