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Transhipment

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Transshipment refers to transferring cargo from one ship to another during an overseas shipment. The transfer process is usually done by loading the goods onto another vessel after they are unloaded at a port. The number of direct shipping services are less than the indirect services around the world in maritime shipment. However, sometimes buyer companies prefer letters of credit or sales contracts that contain a transshipment not allowed clause in order to reduce the risk of delays, damage, and loss of products on the way.