The program allows companies to postpone decisions on final delivery date and destination through the use of container transshipment hubs as decoupling points in the supply chain. Early users of the program, according to Damco, include companies in the chemical sector. It is also suitable for products such as steel, textiles and consumer packaged goods, the company said. The program is especially suited to companies with limited on-site storage capacity, where production operations consist of large-scale, continuous processes. Companies in those situations might be forced to ship their products based on early assumptions about the best place and time of delivery. Hub-in-Transit allows them to make use of carrier free time by using transshipment hubs as virtual warehouses, Damco said.
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