When you’re planning the shipment process for your goods, one detail to consider is the method of transportation you use to transport your cargo. Here are some of the top options for cargo transportation that may fit your company’s needs.
Sea freight is a popular option for shipping goods long distances and depending on the intended destination, it may be the only cargo transportation you can use for certain locations.
Though sea freight is cheaper than other transportation methods, it does take longer to transport your goods. However, there are no limitations regarding your cargo’s size and weight, making it ideal for heavy, bulky items.
There’s also less of an environmental impact when using sea freight for your cargo transport.
Air freight is a fast method of transport that’s ideal for companies using “just-in-time” inventory management. It’s also an effective mode of cargo transportation for perishable or time-sensitive items.
With air freight, cargo is handled less, so there’s a lower chance of your goods being damaged or stolen while in transit.
A downside to air freight is that it’s usually more expensive than other shipping methods. Large, heavy items or potentially volatile items may also not be eligible for air freight. There are also some destinations that aren’t accessible via air freight.
Road freight (truckload & LTL shipping) is an efficient transport method for short and long distances that allows goods to be moved across multiple states or countries. It’s a cost-effective and efficient way to transport items, even to rural areas.
However, road freight isn’t an option for most destinations that are separated by a body of water (unless there’s a bridge or ferry). Road freight is frequently affected by external conditions, like traffic and weather. There are also limitations concerning the size and weight of items you can transport via road freight.
Multimodal freight involves the use of more than one mode of transport for your cargo transportation. This option allows you to make your shipping plan as efficient and cost-effective as possible.
Your company can save a lot of money on shipping expenses while still transporting items in a timely fashion. You can also easily adjust your transportation plans so that they’re a better fit for your recipient.
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