If from A > B is direct situation, then from A > B > C is re-direct. Is it right understanding?
A shipment from factory A in mainland Dongguan > office B in HK > factory C in mainland Shanghai. Can I say this is a redirect shipment or transhipment?
If it was originally intended to go to HK, but is sent on to Shanghai (probably because the people at HK know something that the people at Donguan don't), it's redirected.
To avoid the complex trading duties in mainland, a lot of companies (established in HK or in mainland) would like get their shipments through HK to the desired destinations even their manufacturers and vendors both are in mainland. What kind of those shipments? transhipment?