Logistical transloading experience
One of the more complex operations in freight shipping and logistics, transloading requires a specific kind of 3PL expertise.
While on the surface, transloading seems simple (moving cargo from one vehicle or vessel to another), there are myriad complicating factors — such as tariffs, tracking during transfer, complex timing, and overall security from one mode of transport to another — that can present challenges.Read More
Unlike intermodal shipping wherein goods remain in the same container for the duration of transport, and it’s the means of transport — ship to rail; rail to truck; etc. — that changes, transloading often requires moving goods from one container to another, or from containers to pallets, etc., as well as between ships and trains and trucks.
Approved has staff dedicated to and experienced in these specific tasks who will not only ensure the security and integrity of your goods, but will also uncover the most cost-effective means of transport.
A global solution for a global economy
As more and more companies manufacture, assemble, and distribute goods across multiple countries, saving both time and money during transloading becomes ever more critical.
With Approved as your transloading service provider, you can gain key competitive advantages, such as lowering costs on overall freight, reducing the time your goods spend in transit (and the risks that can accompany a lengthy transit time; e.g., spoilage or damage), optimizing efficiencies across each mode of transport, and more flexible distribution methodologies.
Our global experience — as both part of The DeWitt Companies, and via our international partner network — is a primary reason customers with facilities, personnel, and customers distributed throughout the world choose to work with Approved.
Not only does our team know the most cost-effective routes and modes of transport to use across the continents and oceans, but they also have deep experience in “navigating” customs processes and paperwork (which are often far more difficult to navigate than any shipping routes).
Central benefits of transloading with Approved
Part of being an award-winning 3PL service provider means delivering value for customers every step of the way:
- By offering both LCL and FCL shipping, we can create a more custom shipping plan for your goods and help reduce costs.
- By offering warehousing and distribution services, we can improve inventory management and help customers adjust to seasonality.
- And through our transloading services, we can offer a level of flexibility in shipping your goods (via various modes of transport) that best supports your business.
We can consolidate and deconsolidate during the transloading process, which can also serve to reduce overall shipping costs.