What is Transloading?
When importers deploy a transloading strategy, they terminate ocean containers upon arrival at the port by transferring inventory from the containers to trucks or rail cars. Typically, inventory contained on 3 ocean containers is the equivalent of (2) 53’ trailers or rail cars. Inventory is then transported over the road or by rail to distribution center or stores further inland.
Benefits of a Transloading Strategy
Importers and shippers who deploy a transloading strategy can realize exceptional benefits, such as:
A Case Study in Transloading
A major TV manufacturer’s import costs were rapidly increasing on a per unit basis
UNIS provides a turnkey transload program that reduced the door delivery cost by 10%
Savings in Transportation