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Transloading is a cargo transfer process between various modes of transportation as it proceeds to a final destination.


Deconsolidation is the separation of originally consolidated freight such as in the case of LCL shipments that need to be separated before final delivery.


A pre-pull happens when a trucker pulls an FCL container from the port terminal and stores the container at the trucker’s container yard before making a final delivery.

Live Unload

Live unload is a type of trucking delivery, where the trucker waits on site while the container is being unloaded.

Drop and Hook

Drop and Hook is a trucking delivery method where a loaded container is dropped off and the trucker picks up a different empty container for return back to the port.

Drop and Pick

Drop and pick is a trucking delivery method for full container loads where the trucker drops off a loaded container and returns within a specified timeframe to pick up the unloaded empty container.

General Order

General Order (GO) is a processing status assigned to goods imported into the U.S. without proper customs documentation and that do not clear customs within 15 days.

Container Yard

A container yard (CY) is a port or terminal area designated for accepting, holding, and transporting loaded containers, and returning empty containers.


PierPASS is a non-profit association that charges a container pick-up terminal pier pass fee that helps to effectively smooth out trucking congestion in the Los Angeles-area ports.


Cartage is the short-distance transport of air cargo and LCL shipments from warehouse to airport terminal or container freight station and vice versa.

 HTS Codes

HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) codes are goods classification codes used by U.S. customs and members of the World Customs Organization to classify goods for customs clearance.

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