We at Express Trailers Ltd are an all-inclusive 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provider which specialises in shipping services worldwide. As leading transhipping operators, we will ensure that our clients' goods are being shipped through the best routes, by land, sea and air.
Transhipping describes the process of transferring shipped goods and merchandise from one carrier to another while in overseas transit. Goods and merchandise are shipped to one port of entry, where they are unloaded and then reloaded onto another vessel, at which point they will be taken to their final destination. While this might sound like an unnecessary step in the process of overseas shipping, it is important to understand why transhipping can benefit both senders and receivers.
Firstly, transhipment usually occurs when a direct shipping route from one location to another is unavailable. In some cases, shipping lines have restrictions placed on them which make it impossible for the vessel to load and unload at certain ports. As a result, vessels are broken up into separate trade lanes. In cases like these, an additional route is necessary, so that goods and merchandise can be received at their final destination.
Secondly, transhipment is usually done to ensure that the means of transport are as efficient as possible, in terms of both time and money. Smaller amounts of goods may be transferred to a larger shipment, a process known as consolidation, which results in greater monetary savings in the long run. Both the sender and receiver can benefit from a price reduction in terms of shipping costs as a result.
As logistics providers who offer shipping by land, sea, and air, we can secure a wide range of routes and shipping possibilities for clients, providing them with the most efficient and cost-effective routes available. For more information about our transshipping services, contact us today.