Friday, September 24, 2010

U.S. Companies Take Up Transloading to Streamline Supply Chains

(Procurement Leaders)

U.S. retailers and manufacturers are increasingly turning to transloading to optimise their supply chains, a new report reveals.

There is a substantial increase in the practice of transloading on the West Coast over direct shipping to the Midwest via intermodal rail, according to The Journal of Commerce.

The report explains that, by repacking inbound container shipments into larger domestic containers, shippers save on inland transportation costs and gain more inventory flexibility. Read more here.