How to increase security at transloading?
When your shipment is crossing the border, merchandise can be damaged or be delayed. In this blog post, we will tell you how to increase security through transloading.
By transloading we are talking about changing the load from one trailer to another at the frontier. Loads can also cross on a trough-trailer, which means that it uses the same trailer from the recollection until the final destination.
How does the border crossing work?
When you have a southbound load that goes from Canada or the United States to Mexico, the transportation company takes the trailer through the border to the place where the load will be changed, from an American trailer to a Mexican one that will be in charge of the rest of the route. On a northbound load, from Mexico to the U.S. or Canada, the process works the other way around.
Advantages of transloading
Cargo transloading takes only a few hours that do not have an impact on transit time. However, you should consider that non palletized merchandise and oversized or overweighted loads need more time to be transloaded.
Another advantage is that there is greater availability of transloading services than through-trailer. Experienced freight forwarders at the border, like Mexicom Logistics, can connect customers with carriers that are able to provide both solutions: transloading and trough-trailer.
Increase security at transloading
Merchandise must have strong packaging and carriers should follow best practices for cargo transportation, such as:
- Having experienced staff with the proper protective gear.
- Secure the cargo.
- Use tested lifting equipment, such as forklifts, cranes, wire ropes, hooks, etc.
- Report any apparent deficiencies or hazards that could affect the safety of unloading or loading operations.
In Mexicom Logistics we are experts on the border crossing between Mexico and the U.S. Besides, we have a cross-docking office in Laredo, and we have an experienced team that is able to handle the load.
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