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What does transloading involve?

Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from one means of transportation to another, such as from an ocean container to a truck.

The main steps in transloading include obtaining the container from the port, transporting it to a warehouse, unloading it, and then loading the cargo back onto a truck for final delivery.

Why is Transloading Done?

Transloading is done for various reasons, including:

  • Saving money on per diem fees for long-distance trucking.
  • The labor involved in deconsolidating shipments at a warehouse, palletizing them, and loading them onto trucks, known as the transload price.

Transloading for Amazon Shipments

Shipments to Amazon are often transloaded due to multiple Amazon FBA warehouses with strict palletization and labeling requirements.

FCL shipments to homes may also require transloading.

Transloading Charges

Transloading charges appear under "Destination Charges" on your invoice and are labeled as "Transload."

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