International transportation can be a complex mode of serious shipping or it can be a simple way of moving the cargo from point A to point B. In the end, transportation is to bring your product from one end to the other in the most cost efficient way and in a timely manner. Most companies prefer to deal with logistic companies who can offer combinations of shipping methods. As an importer, depending on your industry needs, you may require different methods of cargo transportation.
Dealing with a single logistic company who can offer ground, air and ocean transportation can save you money and provide additional value-added supply chain services.
What are the different modes of transportation and which service is more suitable for your business?
It is all depends how urgently you need your cargo or what is your buying volume.
It is the fastest way to ship your cargo but it is costly. Air freight is your best option for time sensitive cargo. As an importer when you are in a rush to bring your cargo to its final destination, air freight is the fastest and most secure way. Using a 3-4 day transit time air carrier service is always less costly then direct air carriers. Ask your logistics partner to offer you several air cargo carrier options. Based on your need choosing a longer transit time air carrier option can save you money. [Read more...]