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What does Transhipment mean?

Transhipment is a process in which a cargo or container is moved from one mode of transport to another while in transit to its final destination. An example is the transfer of cargo from a ship to a truck or train.

The transhipment can take place at several points in the transport chain, and this means more costs for the company sending the goods. Also. the transhipment can take place within the company. An example is when goods are loaded from the assembly line onto a forklift.