verb (trans-ships, trans-shipping, trans-shipped)[with object]
Transfer (cargo) from one ship or other form of transport to another: they had to trans-ship the blocks by crane to chartered boats
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- This time, the concept was to co-opt the Mozambique railways and pipeline company - in return for financial compensation, they would agree not to tranship oil to Rhodesia.
- While there had always been freight delivered by ship, it had to be transhipped, largely by hand.
- That person would not arrange for it to be trans-shipped out; it would be left on the ship.
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- To complement this lucrative source of traffic from the west, a large terminal facility was built on the Hudson, allowing transhipment to both coastal and ocean shipping.
- Merchant ships carried the bulk of the material from the USA in convoys, much of it to British ports for trans-shipment to its final destination.
- The scheme would save trans-shipment costs at major ports like St. Petersburg or Novorossisk.
Definition of trans-ship in:
- The US English dictionary