Transshipment

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Transshipment

The passing goods from one ocean vessel to another.

Transshipment

The transfer of goods from one ship or other vessel to another, especially while in transit. One may think of transshipment as a layover in the importing and exporting of goods. Because it exposes the buyer to the risk that the goods will be damaged in transit, some letters of credit prohibit transshipment. The term is also spelled as transhipment.
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where it is impractical to transship in port." (149)
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Slovenia's port of Koper transships 30% of all cargo headed for Austria, which puts it on top of the list of seven ports which supply the Slovenian northern neighbour with goods arriving by sea, newspaper Verkehr has reported.
, which deals mainly in noncontainerized cargo like cars, wines, yachts and construction equipment, said the number of cars Henry Heald transships to Iraq through Beirut has increased dramatically since the conflict began.
"Customs estimates that China illegally transships somewhere between $2 billion and $4 billion a year.