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The practice of two or more carriers sharing a shipment and transporting it under a single bill of lading.

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What does Interline mean?

In the context of shipping, interline refers to the practice of multiple carriers working together to move cargo from one point to another. This typically involves multiple carriers, each responsible for a different segment of the shipment, working together to move the cargo from the point of origin to the final destination. For example, if a shipment requires both air and sea transport, an interline agreement would allow an airline and a shipping company to work together to move the cargo from the airport to the port, ensuring a seamless transfer and reducing transit times and costs. Interline agreements are common in the shipping industry, especially for international shipments that require multiple modes of transportation. 

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