transshipment

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trans- +‎ shipment

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transshipment ‎(countable and uncountable, plural transshipments)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The transfer of goods from one means of transport to another.
  2. (uncountable, countable) The shipment of goods via an intermediate destination.
    • 2009 March 3, Lydia Polgreen, “Soldiers Kill Guinea-Bissau’s President After Death of Army Chief, Diplomats Say”, in New York Times[1]:
      Its main export crop is cashew nuts, but drug money has flowed to corrupt officials as smugglers pay bribes to use the country’s coastline and remote airstrips for cocaine transshipments.

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