Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from one mode of transport to another. See below for why your shipment might be transloaded.
What is transloading?
Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from one mode of transport to another (e.g., from ocean container to truck).
Most often, this means picking up the container from port, bringing it to a warehouse, unloading it, and re-loading the cargo into a truck (for final delivery).
There are a couple of reasons why your cargo might be transloaded:
- If your shipment is traveling a long way from the port to the final destination via truck, we may transload it in order to avoid costly per diem charges.
- If your shipment is being delivered to more than one location. In this context, the transload fee refers to the labor involved in deconsolidating the shipment at a warehouse, palletizing it, and loading it into the trucks for final delivery.
Example of a transloaded shipment with multiple delivery destinations.
Your shipment will also need to be transloaded if you are shipping FCL to a residence.
If your shipment is transloaded, the fee will appear on your invoice as "Transload," under Destination Charges.