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True or False: Cross Docking is to Transloading as Ice Cream is to Gelato ???

Sep 25, 2015 / by Connie Anderson posted in West Coast Distribution, Port Logistics, Third Party Logistics, Crossdock, Transload

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At the surface, a scoop of gelato and a scoop of ice cream appear to be the same thing. They look the same, they are both cold. Despite their similarities, we know they are different when we taste the two. What makes them different is the work that is done to create the final product. In the logistics industry, we can look at transloading and cross docking in the same way. The end result appears to be the same; however the manner in which the services are performed to get to the result are different. Transload is a form of cross dock just as gelato is a form of ice cream.

For those new to the supply chain game, we want to help make the services distinguishable. Here are some details about each service to help you find the best suited for your needs.

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The Difference Between Crossdock Services and Transload Services

Apr 24, 2013 / by Rob Hartley posted in Third Party Logistics, Crossdock, Transload

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