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Definition

Transload

The process of transferring a load from one mode of transportation to another. Frequently the term is applied specifically to the practice of consolidating the content of three 40-foot inbound international container shipments into two domestic 53-foot containers or trailers for transcontinental delivery. Transloading has become a core component of supply chain strategy for big-box retailers, which have realized that inventory management benefits can exceed the traditional goal of transportation savings. Read the article Tapping Transloads for more detailed insights into the strategy.

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