In logistics, transportation (or transporting) is the movement of freight (goods transport), passengers (passenger transport) or messages (message transmission) with the help of means of transport by changing the location from one place to another.
Transport is therefore necessary when goods, people or messages are not needed at the point of departure itself. Along with storage and transshipment, transportation is one of the three main processes ("TUL processes") in logistics. Transportation is also referred to as bridging space and time, while warehousing is only used to bridge time. Commercially, it is carried out by transport companies or media. The part of logistics as a scientific discipline that deals with transportation is called transportation logistics. Transportation by means of transport relies on the existing infrastructure (road network, rail network, waterways or air corridors).