Transshipment is when goods are sent through an intermediate country before being routed to the destination country.

What is Transshipment?

Transshipment refers to the movement of cargo or containers from one vessel to another while in transit to their final destination. In the performance of the port, transshipped containers count twice because waterside cranes unload them from arriving vessels A and load them onto departing vessels B again.

The transport from Durban to Manila is an excellent example of a transshipment since the two ports are not directly connected. In South Africa, containers are transported to Singapore, where they are then loaded onto a second vessel bound for Manila.

The transshipment hub, in this case, would be Singapore (a port that connects origin and destination).

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