5 star rated services

5 Star Rating
Guaranteed Quality Services

serving felixstowe tilbury ipswich

Serving South East England
More than 25 years of experience

24x7 Services

Round the clock services
Ready when you are!

Cargo Extreme Handling Ipswich Felixstowe Tilbury

Competitive Pricing

Call Us Today!

0203 633 0886

Is Transhipment Cheaper?

In the intricate world of logistics and supply chain management, the term ‘transhipment’ frequently surfaces, especially when businesses are exploring cost-effective methods for transporting goods. Transhipment, the process of transferring a shipment from one mode of transportation to another, or from one vehicle to another within the same mode, to reach its final destination, is a strategy that can potentially lead to significant savings. However, the question remains: Is transhipment genuinely cheaper?

To understand the cost implications of transhipment, it’s essential to consider several factors that influence the overall expense. These include the nature of the goods, the distance they need to travel, the modes of transport involved, and the efficiency of the transhipment process itself. When executed proficiently, transhipment can reduce shipping times, optimise route efficiency, and ultimately, lower transportation costs. However, it requires meticulous planning and coordination to avoid unnecessary delays and added expenses.


At Cargo Extreme Handling, we specialise in making the transhipment process as seamless and cost-effective as possible. Our services are designed to address the complexities of handling goods during the transhipment process, ensuring that your cargo is managed with the utmost care and efficiency. From insertions and handbagging to re-packing, jacketing and re-jacketing, our team of experts is equipped to handle your goods with precision. We also offer palletisation, product re-work, labelling and stickering, and cover mounting to meet the diverse needs of our clients.

One of the key benefits of transhipment is the flexibility it offers in choosing the most economical routes and modes of transport. By breaking down the journey into segments, businesses can take advantage of competitive shipping rates and faster transit times for certain legs of the trip. This is particularly beneficial for international shipments, where direct routes may not always be the most cost-effective option.

Moreover, transhipment allows for the consolidation of cargo, which can lead to lower shipping costs. By combining smaller shipments into a single larger one, businesses can achieve economies of scale, reducing the cost per unit of shipping. This is where services like palletisation and product re-work offered by Cargo Extreme Handling become invaluable, ensuring that goods are optimally organised and prepared for their onward journey.

However, it’s important to note that transhipment is not without its challenges. The process involves additional handling of the cargo, which increases the risk of damage or loss. This is where the expertise of Cargo Extreme Handling becomes crucial. Our specialised services, such as re-packing and jacketing, ensure that your goods are protected throughout the transhipment process, minimising the risk of damage and ensuring that your cargo arrives at its destination in pristine condition.

Transhipment can indeed be a cheaper option for transporting goods, provided that it is managed efficiently. The key to unlocking the cost-saving potential of transhipment lies in choosing the right logistics partner. With Cargo Extreme Handling, you can rest assured that your transhipment needs are in capable hands. Our comprehensive range of services is designed to optimise the transhipment process, ensuring that your goods are transported in the most cost-effective and efficient manner possible. Contact us if you’re looking to reduce transportation costs, improve transit times or simply ensure the safe handling of your cargo.