Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading


The consolidation of a quantity of individual items into one large shipping unit for easier handling.

What is Unitization?

Unitization is the process of combining individual items or packages of cargo into larger units for transport. This can include the use of pallets, containers, or other forms of packaging to group items together and make them easier to handle and transport. The use of unitization can help to reduce the risk of damage or loss during transit, as well as to streamline the loading and unloading process. It can also make it easier to track and manage inventory, and to ensure that cargo is delivered to its destination in a timely and efficient manner.