Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another. It is most commonly employed when one mode cannot be used for the entire trip, as for instance when goods must be shipped internationally from one inland point to another.
Container lines are warning that they may be forced to end intermodal service to numerous East Coast and Midwest cities if they are not able to adjust rates to reflect the rising cost of fuel and the cost associated with poor asset utilization and higher fees at rail yards and ramp locations.
The harsh reality of the ocean transportation industry today is that carriers cannot continue to offer service at a loss, and as a result, service offerings will continue to decrease.
Logistics Services USA has the ability to provide performance reporting that can help establish quantifiable vendor and carrier metrics to better understand their performance and your supply chain.