Many people associate the cargo terminal with a location full of cargo or physical freight. In this article, we will mainly discuss how the truck load terminal works.
What are the types of cargo terminal?
We know that there are 5 types of transport modes: air, water, road, rail and road. In order for the loads of these media to move, there is the terminal, which functions as a sort of intermediate between the load that needs to be transported and the means of transport that will carry the shipment (ขนส่ง สินค้า ทาง เรือ, which is the term in Thai) to its final destination. Understand how each works:
- Road freight terminal: In this modal, we find three pillars that we will explain even more in depth – the freight agencies, which are usually small spaces with freight offers, cargo agents that are professionals working for agencies and intermediate the freights with the drivers and, of course, the truckers that go to the terminal to look for the best loads.
- Waterborne cargo terminal (port): Well-known as a seaport, the water terminal has molds quite different from the road. The port structure is basically defined as the mooring of marine vehicles to load and unload cargo that is stored in the terminal’s own facility.
- Air cargo terminal: There is a space, where the cargo is consolidated. Around it are the air cargo companies that are responsible for delivering and withdrawing volumes.
- Railway cargo terminal: Also different from the road transport mode, this mode requires a transshipment terminal to carry out cargo pick up. In this format under rails, there is a platform for loading and unloading cargo and storing the goods.
- Duct- type cargo terminal: This type of transport is made from tubes or cylinders from one point to another. In general, the pipelines are made up of terminals with equipment that drives the product.