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Tip #28 – What you need to know about transshipments
A "transshipment" occurs each time your freight is moved from one container to another, or from one vessel to another during the shipment's journey.
For example, your ocean freight from South Africa may be transshipped via Rotterdam; your air freight from Hong Kong via Chicago; your truck freight to Texas via Nashville, Tennessee.
Transshipping freight is not necessarily a problem, nor is it always avoidable, but there are risks you should be aware of:
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