The largest gates in Conduit can push dozens of tonnes of cargo trough in one go. These commercial gates are usually not very well secured against intruders, the horror stories about botched hitchhiking attempts is enough for most to value the utility of the “luxury” class gate facilities. Huge gates require massive amounts of energy to fire and have to cycle for a full day.
Smaller gates can send handfuls of passengers in relative comfort every 10 minutes. Dozens of unregulated Jump Gates can be found along the Wash Island Chain. Ramshackle or not, every Jump Gate only has a one week window twice every year to operate, while The Tether is aligned.