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Logistics involves the process of planning, implementing and controlling the most efficient and cost-effective flow and storage of goods, including raw materials, in-process stocks, finished goods and related information. Transportation is effected on behalf of the customer from the point of origin to the point of consumption. Essentially, it is the science and art of ensuring that the right products reach the right place in the right condition and the right quantity at the right time at the minimum possible cost.

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An operator is a carrier offering a continuous transport chain with continuous liability on a carrier basis in international transport operations.

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In logistics, Hub stands for a main transshipment base. Hubs are used as collection and nodal points for transshipment and for combining flows of goods in all directions. In the postal service, hubs are frequently parcel centers. The means of transport used for onward conveyance vary (ships, aircraft, trucks).

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