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The Difference Between Crossdock Services and Transload Services

Oct 30, 2018 / by Weber Logistics posted in Third Party Logistics, Crossdock, Transload


In the supply chain, there is sometimes confusion about what is transloading and what is cross docking.  The strategies are different, but both work to accomplish the same goal – to reduce supply chain costs.  Crossdock services and transload services both includehandling the product and delivery to multiple destinations on a different truck or container than the inbound shipment.  

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

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


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.

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