Short transportation lines running from a truck (lorry) line to nearby areas in order to collect and distribute freight for the central trucking operation. Feeder service lines are normally between 40 and 50 kilometers long.
Loaded or empty containers in a regional area are transferred to a "mother ship" for a long-haul ocean voyage.
A vessel which transfers cargo or containers between outlying areas and a central loading area or a larger vessel as part of a long ocean voyage.
Ocean transport system involving use of centralized ports to assemble and disseminate cargo to and from ports within a geographic area. Commodities are transported between major ports, then transferred to feeder vessels for further transport to a number of additional ports.
a transportation system where a number of trains "feed" cargo to an intermediate station, and another set of trains take the cargo from that station to its destination
Cargo to/from regional ports are transferred to/from a central hub port for a long-haul ocean voyage.
Coastal movements of loaded/empty containers on board smaller container vessels which coordinate with a "mother ship" for the ocean voyage.