City Logistic

We help you discover the technical terms and acronyms of City Logistics.



The operations and auxiliary freight services that relate to the handling of goods such as the loading and unloading of goods.

Handling Index

Number of Load Units taken from the storage area.

Haulage / cartage

The transport of a load by road between defined points.


Central point for the collection, sorting and distribution for a particular region or geographic area.

Hub and Spokes

The H&S logic makes it possible to reduce the connections necessary for the interchange of goods and the negative impacts on cost and service generated by cargo shortages. The H&S method requires the concentration of traffic in a few points (hubs) that fan the goods out towards peripheral structures (spokes) from which the final deliveries can be sent out.