Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


Transloading is the process of moving a shipment from one mode of transport to another (e.g., from ocean container to truck).

What is Transloading?

Transloading in shipping refers to the process of transferring cargo from one mode of transportation to another. This typically involves moving goods from a container or other shipping unit onto a truck, train, or other mode of transportation for further delivery to their final destination. Transloading is often used when cargo needs to be transported over long distances using multiple modes of transportation. For example, cargo may be shipped by sea to a port, then transloaded onto a truck for transport to an inland distribution center. Transloading can help reduce transportation costs and improve delivery times by optimizing the use of different modes of transportation.