What is Cross Docking Container Shipping?
Cross-docking is simply an important way to keep the supply chain as effective as possible. Cross-docking centers are centers where packages or containers can be redirected to other forms of transport in use. For instance, a package can move from its manufacturing site to retail in different areas without the need for storage and warehousing.
The packages are changed from one vehicle to another at the cross-docking center. In this way, there is no need to store the packages and consume time that is valuable in the supply chain.
The storage of packages in between transport centers is often a nuisance. This is because the packages have to be screened, unloaded, sorted, and reloaded once again. The influence and advancement in technology has aided in avoiding these elements through cross-docking.
The logistics management software tracks the packages that come from one truck to the other. In this way, there is no need to unpack the package, screen the pack, or even re-palletize the packages. This saves a lot of costs and time.
Cross-docking and Trans-loading
The efficiency of a supply chain depends on both cross-docking and trans-loading. Trans-loading centers are usually at the port, and their main role is to direct cargo once it enters the port.
The trans-loaders could direct the incoming cargo to the cross-docking center, which will, in turn, redirect the packages to wholesalers and retail stores. This will streamline the supply chain since there will be no need to repackage the goods either at the port or at the cross-docking center.
Having to repackage and screen packages that should be headed to retail will cost companies a lot of money. This includes money needed to provide labor for unloading, screening, and sorting all goods that are being repackaged.
Cross-docking also allows for companies to save warehouse costs and handle freight better and efficiently. It is also possible to handle close margin demands since the cross-docking centers usually receive a certain amount of packages with no room for error.
The supply chain is in constant evolution so as to meet the demands of the consumer. As this expectation for timely delivery grows, each aspect of the supply chain becomes more crucial. Cross-docking and advanced trans-loading help in meeting demands that would not have been met before. The chain is more efficient and smarter in this way.
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Eddie L. Arevalo’s real world on-the-road experience has helped him catapult to the top of our sales force. Add to that his spotless customer service track record and you have the perfect combination to help transport your investment to its next destination.Eddie Arevalo Branch Manager
Jacob Mingledorff has been in the logistics industry for over 10 years and is well versed on DOT regulations, oversize and super sized loads throughout the country. This wealth of knowledge has helped customers avoid serious issues on the road along with saving the client hundreds and even thousands of dollars.Jacob Mingledorff Logistics Coordinator
Our Logistics Manager, Milos Visnijic, has excelled in every position and has always demonstrated the highest level of customer support to all of his clients. With over 10 years of experience in the logistics field, there’s nothing Milos has not seen and has not been able to overcome.Milos Visnjic Senior Logistics Specialist
Stephen Ladd has been with NTS and Heavy Haulers for over four (4) years with thousands of successfully completed deliveries and satisfied customers. Stephen has a business degree and certified in computer technology. Stephen has been praised by his customers for delivering on his promises along with offering top notch customer service, especially when working on time sensitive orders.Stephen Ladd Logistics Coordinator
Chris Kyle has been a logistics coordinator with Nationwide Transport Services since 2014 and is the branch manager of our Cape Coral, FL office. Chris specializes in moving all types of freight, both legal and over dimensional; as well as construction / agricultural equipment and personal automobiles.Chris Kyle Cape Coral, FL Branch Manager
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