Cross-docking

Reduce warehouse service costs by
20-30% and increase cargo turnover
speed with the help of cross-docking.

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WHAT IS CROSS-DOCKING

Optimize the processing of large cargo batches, bypassing the storage process - use the cross-docking service. This system is optimal for wholesalers, import companies, and companies requiring international sea freight delivery.

Freight transportation using cross-docking is a modern, convenient, and cost-effective solution that suits most companies.

One of the main benefits of this technology is its high delivery speed, which helps to increase distributor and buyer loyalty towards the company. Additionally, storage costs are reduced, balancing the preparatory work required before use. As a result, this technology is highly advantageous for buyers and suppliers.

STAGES YOUR CARGO UNDERGOES DURING CROSS-DOCKING:

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Unloading and receiving of goods for orders/items/cargo spaces
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Cargo processing (sorting, adding items from the warehouse, packaging, labeling, and more) according to the Customer's preferences
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Order assembly (supply of individual orders)
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Preparation of accompanying documents
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Goods dispatching

CROSS-DOCKING OPERATION SCHEME

Cross-docking service launched at Difreight Warehouse in NJ
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INBOUND RECEIPT
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CROSS-DOCKING UNLOADING
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CARGO SORTING
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OUTBOUND SHIPMENT
Scheme of work

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Meet our team
Zatvorna Anastasiia
Zatvorna Anastasiia
Head of Logistics Department
Anzhelika Shyta
Anzhelika Shyta
Head of the customer service department
Podoprigora Irina Viktorovna
Podoprigora Irina Viktorovna
Customer Manager
Petrenko Maria Yurievna
Petrenko Maria Yurievna
Customer service manager
Poloz Alina
Poloz Alina
Logist on transportation from/in Europe
Shcherbatykh Daria
Shcherbatykh Daria
Air and Container Logist
Kozerivskyi Oleg
Kozerivskyi Oleg
Broker
Morochenko Vladyslav
Morochenko Vladyslav
Broker
Fursa Anastasiia
Fursa Anastasiia
Customer service manager
Oleksandrа Davydenko
Oleksandrа Davydenko
Customer Manager
Vadim Naryzhnyi
Vadim Naryzhnyi
Customer service manager

ADVANTAGES OF CROSS-DOCKING WITH US

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Cost-effectiveness Eliminating the need for warehouse services reduces costs and ensures the quality preservation of goods.
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Speed The shipping time to the end consumer is significantly reduced.
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Cargo integrity guarantee Our company's employees monitor each Customer's cargo from box to pallet. Every box is important and integral to the main cargo batch.
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Functionality We do everything possible to facilitate the client's business, relieving them of difficulties from independently managing logistics processes.
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Increase in turnover Improving the supply scheme can lead to higher customer loyalty and an increase in the number of repeat orders.
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Operational efficiency Due to a coordinated system of organization and control over all processes, the speed of shipping goods to the Customer is increased.
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Cross-docking

Logistics is essential to any manufacturing or trading enterprise, but it can be time-consuming and costly.  Business owners are always looking for ways to optimize their logistics operations by reducing the number of links in the logistics chain. One approach that can help achieve this goal is cross-docking.

Since warehouse services in Europe and the USA can be expensive for companies involved in international trade, procurement, or supply of goods, implementing a cross-docking model can greatly simplify logistics operations. This method of organizing freight movements can significantly reduce costs and streamline the supply chain.

Why is Cross-docking Important for Your Business?

Cross-docking is a warehouse process focusing on the rapid receipt and shipment of goods, bypassing the long-term storage typically provided by other fulfillment services.

By eliminating the costly storage stage, cross-docking optimizes the logistics chain. This means your customers no longer have to bear the expense of warehouse space rental or creating optimal storage conditions. As a result, cross-docking logistics offers a host of competitive advantages:

  • substantially reduces the time it takes to receive products from the supplier and ship them to the recipient;
  • improves customer service quality, leads to increased loyalty and, consequently, higher sales;
  • increases the turnover of the business;
  • reduces logistics costs, making warehouse services more affordable;
  • provides an opportunity for quick disposal of seasonal or perishable goods.

Types of cross-docking

DiFreight provides cross-docking services across several countries worldwide. Our warehouses are specially equipped to meet clients' specific needs and their goods. We go beyond standard solutions by customizing logistics plans to perfectly align with the nature of the goods and the unique business requirements of each client. Our primary services include:

  1. Transshipment. It involves transferring a ready batch from one vehicle to another without additional processing.
  2. Consolidation. This type combines batches from multiple suppliers for delivery to a single recipient.
  3. Deconsolidation. This type of cross-docking is necessary when there are multiple suppliers and recipients. In this case, the cross-docking warehouse receives the goods, redistributes them, forms new batches, and ships them out.
  4. Break-bulk. It is a distribution of cargo received from one supplier among several recipients.

The Cost of Cross-docking Service at DiFreight

The cost of cross-docking services offered by DiFreight is determined by various individual factors such as the volume and quantity of goods, their specific characteristics, including oversized cargo or fragile items, and the need for additional processing like labeling, repackaging, and marking. It's essential to note that cross-docking is generally less expensive compared to regular warehouse services in the USA or Europe since there's no need to pay extra for storing goods.

How to Order Cross-Docking from DiFreight?

To order cross-docking services from DiFreight, please fill out the request form on our website or contact our manager by phone or messenger. They will provide detailed consultation regarding tariffs and inform you about the locations of our prep centers in the USA and warehouse facilities in Europe. Our experts organize freight flows to minimize costs while accelerating and optimizing logistical processes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

In which countries does DiFreight provide cross-docking services?

We have appropriately equipped warehouses in the USA and Europe. Our warehouse services in China do not include cross-docking but have plenty of other beneficial services like On-site inspection.

What kind of business such a logistic model is suitable for?

Cross-docking is a logistics model that works best for trading and manufacturing companies that purchase goods from multiple suppliers or distribute products to several buyers. It is particularly suitable for companies that want to speed up cargo processing and transportation processes. This model is an ideal option for companies with high turnover.

What is the difference between a cross-docking warehouse and a regular one?

There are three main differences between a cross-docking warehouse and a regular one:

  1. A cross-docking warehouse has maximum through gates for swift cargo reception/dispatch.
  2. Adequate warehouse equipment is available for speedy loading/unloading batches.
  3. The facilities are not focused on long-term product storage.

How long does receiving and dispatching cargo at such a warehouse take?

Due to the precise scheduling of warehouse operations, processes are completed within a few hours or one day.

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