Cross Docking Services
Looking for cross docking while you wait or have it picked up later or you want us to deliver? we can help you. Do you need Saturday or Sunday service, we are here too to help.
What is Cross Dock
Cross docking is a practice in logistics of unloading materials from an incoming truck or shipping container and loading these materials in outbound trucks, trailers or shipping containers, usually the process is completed in a short period of time and sometimes instantly. As the cargo is off loaded form one truck, it loaded into a waiting truck or container. This also may be done to change type of conveyance, to sort material intended for different destinations, or to combine material from different origins. This process is also used to consolidate shipments from multiple vendors to a single customer.
As cross-docking does not require the inventory to be stored at the warehouse.
- Operational Efficiency: As the material does not have to be stored at the warehouse, and directly moves from the receiving docks to the shipping docks or staging areas, the warehouse operations are more efficient.
- Inventory Efficiency: As the inventory moves directly from the receiving to shipping docks, there is no storage at the warehouses for the cross-docked items and that reduces the total system inventory in the supply chain.
Usually many companies that are involved in distribution and order fulfillment, offer cross docking services to facilitate the quick and effective transport of cargo. Miami happens to be at the core of such activities being the gateway to South America. Many of the freight forwarders Miami hosts offer such services with efficiency.
International 3PL works with several customers by receiving their international shipping containers, staging the merchandise, crating it and shipping to the final consumer.
Freight Consolidation or shipping consolidation services refer to a cargo shipping method in which a logistics company to combine several individual consignments to make up one shipment. This arrangement allows the goods to be shipped at cheaper rates and offers greater security.
At destination, the consolidated shipment is separated back into the original individual consignments for delivery to their respective consignees.
If you are in the market for shipping consolidation services, International 3PL has the right solutions. When we consolidate (or repack) your parcels, we take the content of the packages and put it in a single box that is as small and safe as possible.
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