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Cross Docking

What is Transloading & Cross docking?

UGL knows that smart operators integrate forwarding with efficient ground transportation and handling and that is why we have developed expertise in managing this vital aspect of the supply chain.

UGL transloading operations help our clients blend ocean, intermodal-rail and ground transportation seamlessly; designing solutions to offer the best combination of cost and speed to market.

As supply chains become increasingly complex, they also become more volatile in terms of delivery reliability. Transloading can help you fit reloaded shipments into an intermodal trailer or truck, depending on which has the best capacity to meet your clients speed-to-market needs at that particular time.

Transloading allows you to apply cost-saving supply chain functions to the process. Instead of transferring all goods from one ocean container into one trailer destined for a single location, deconsolidate the contents into separate trailers bound for several destinations, and combine the goods with other shipments bound for the same destinations.

Many of our clients consider a direct-ship program: ship a portion of inbound freight directly from our facility to your end customer, then ship the balance to your distribution centre. Transloading also provides the opportunity to perform value-added services such as labelling and custom-spec pallets for direct-to-customer shipments. 

Our state-of-the-art facility in Ipswich is regularly audited to HAACP and BRC compliance, and is perfectly located to take advantage of port, rail and road links. Why not contact our team for more information on how UGL can help your business grow.