- a system or means of transporting.
- the action of transporting or the state of being transported.
- a large vehicle, ship, or aircraft for carrying troops or stores.
- (transports) overwhelmingly strong emotion.
This video serves as a very good introduction to Logistics, it sees Logistics as a pipeline. "A pipeline that controls the flow of gods" (at 2:30)
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transport_in_Europe) says that transportation throughout Europe can be divided into:
- Road transportation
- Rail transportation
- Air transportation and
- Water(sea and river) transportation.
Those transportation categories are predominant and very important for Europe.
I wanted to have a deeper look at air transportation to find out how air airfreight works. I have read an interesting article on "How Airline Freight Works" (http://science.howstuffworks.com/air-freight.htm) and I would like to summarize it in this post:
Today it is possible to transport a lot of things by air: Letters, packages, cars, horses, construction equipment and even, what I think is most impressive: Other airplanes!
This picture shows an
According to this article, air freight can be divided into four main categories: