Why sea freight containers are reloaded in the transshipment ports on other ships?
Q: I heard that sea freight containers are reloaded in the transshipment ports on other ships. Why they do it? Can it be delivered straight to the final destination?
A: Ships which carry ocean containers are two different kind – ocean and feeders. Ocean container carriers are sailing intercontinental itineraries and the cargo volume is much bigger compared with the feeder service. Also the ocean carriers due to technical obstacles cannot dock in small ports, because of that many of the ocean freight lines have their own feeder service. Feeder service is mostly used for deliveries among ports not to far from each other. Feeder lines are used not only for sea transportation but to provide pre-carriage all over Europe.