The strategies are different but they both work to achieve the same goal. This is handling the product and delivery to multiple destinations, changing delivery transportation or the shipping container along the way.
Trans-loading is transferring container cargo from one load unit to another. This is typically done with cargo that has come from overseas. As many oceanic containers are floor loaded to keep from toppling under movement from the waves, the transportation efficiency can be increased via stacking or palletizing products for truck transportation.
Cross-docking services include little to no storage but otherwise is a system that delivers the goods right to the retailer or suppliers from right off the boat. This process sometimes can also be used with a truckload being divided into smaller trucks. This requires communication and coordination amongst 3PL carries and shippers.
The rate in which you bring your product to the market is key in the supply chain. Delivering the product straight to the customer saves you much needed time and money. This is why these processes are important to hash out for your company. Call Us Now at (321) 259-7983 or go to the contact us page to discuss your project, and our pricing. No matter what type of warehousing needs you have, we are here to help with your product distribution.