Definition of freight terminal in English:

freight terminal


  • A place at an airport or port, or at the end of a railway route, where goods are loaded and unloaded.

    ‘the airport's freight terminal is open 24 hours a day’
    • ‘Cargo volumes through the smaller of the two freight terminals at Hong Kong International Airport are expected to grow by more than 6 per cent.’
    • ‘A new sea freight terminal at Clifford Bay could reduce ferry crossing-times by half an hour.’
    • ‘Multi-million pound plans to develop a rail freight terminal near Selby were unveiled today - and immediately ran into controversy.’
    • ‘The council is keen to see the Port Salford proposal - a ship, rail, and road freight terminal - add economic clout to the city.’
    • ‘The group has two rail freight terminals, at Grangemouth and Crick in the east Midlands.’
    • ‘Remote-controlled locomotives now operate at the company's freight terminals in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego counties.’
    • ‘Proposals for a road-rail freight terminal were unveiled yesterday.’
    • ‘The last phases, including the freight terminal in Balboa, should be done by August.’
    • ‘Thirty-four years after leaving college, he has worked everywhere from the freight terminals to the executive suite.’
    • ‘In addition, the West Midlands Channel Tunnel freight terminal connects directly to the European mainland.’