Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It’s employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip which is common in international shipping (from the truck trailer to the ocean container for example).
Overseas manufacturing operations are on the rise and because of this, so are ocean imports. When the cargo arrives at the port, it will need to be unloaded, palletized (if applicable) and then transferred to a domestic container for transport either directly to the customer’s door or to the rail terminal for intermodal transport.
The benefits of transloading are reduction of cost, speed, and consolidation (particularly for truckload). Transloading can involve additional services such as labeling, kitting, and cargo inspection before it is delivered to its final destination.
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