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The transportation of goods over a short distance, usually within a city or region.

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What is Cartage?

In shipping, a cartage refers to the transportation of goods over a short distance, typically within a city or region. It involves the movement of goods from one location to another, such as from a warehouse to a port or from a port to a customer’s premises. 


Cartage services are often provided by local trucking companies, which specialize in the movement of goods within a specific geographic area. These companies use various types of trucks and trailers to transport goods, including vans, straight trucks, flatbeds, and refrigerated trucks. 

Cartage services may be used in various stages of the shipping process, such as in the pick-up and delivery of goods, the transportation of goods to and from ports and terminals, and the movement of goods between different modes of transportation, such as from a port to a rail terminal. 


The cost of cartage services can vary depending on factors such as the distance traveled, the type of goods being transported, and the level of service required. Cartage charges may be calculated on a per-mile or per-hour basis or may be included as part of a larger transportation service. 

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