This is where a shipment is unloaded from one mode and loaded onto another while in-transit. Example, a container from China comes into the Port of Long Beach where it is delivered to a warehouse in LA. The Freight is trans-loaded onto a Dry Van trailer belonging to a trucking company for final delivery. You would do this if keeping it in a rail container was impractical or you wanted to combine shipments onto the final truckload.

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