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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.


Ocean Carriers to Consider Shutting Down Intermodal Points

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.

Elimination of Mini-Land Bridge Rail from West Coast Ports

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.


A Complete Process

  • Manage port pick-up for tighter control of hot or expedited loads
  • Transload and rail or truck to customer DC via domestic 48’/53’ equipment
  • Manage and utilize multi-vendor equipment pools
  • Loading by customer preference, PO, pallet

Key Performance Indicating

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.

  • Utilization
  • Transit times
  • On-time delivery
  • Event updating

Transloading Benefits

  • Flexibility to accommodate urgent orders 
  • Reduced domestic equipment at receiving
  • Direct to store DC bypass capability
  • Reduced doors required to handle
  • Possible re-utilization of domestic equipment for distribution and deliver
  • Online trailer manifest
  • Increased tracking points

True Transportation Management

  • Origin to destination visibility of cargo and costs are must-haves in order to increase inventory turns and reduce carrying expenses
  • Logistics Services USA’s investment in the latest technologies and utilization of proven supply chain principles are the keys to creating the visibility and control across the commercial and geographical boundaries of today’s market
  • Our ability to drive vendor performance from a neutral platform provides a unique opportunity to measure and manage our clients supply chain like no one in the industry
  • As a neutral data management provider, this allows us to act in our clients’ best interest regardless of carrier or service


  • Logistics Services USA can coordinate and manage the inland transportation portion of your IPI shipments at a reduced expense over current cost
  • Provide world class supply chain and transportation management tools
  • Can lower your cost while increasing supply chain visibility and adding overall value