Year: 2017

  • There are a few things to take into consideration while choosing the best method to ship your goods. Choosing the right freight service between air & sea will help you bring down costs and bring in efficiencies in your shipping process. Cost / Price As a business owner, before shipping goods you need to check out all the costs associated with shipping. Most businesses ship the goods via sea freight because it is cheaper than air. But if you want to deliver goods urgently, you need to go with air freight. A businessman who has to initiate frequent international shipping, needs to be educated about everything that is related to shipping. Airlines bill you by chargeable weight. Chargeable weight is calculated by factoring the weight and size of a shipment. Sea carriers charge per container. There might also be Terminal Handling charges levied by ports. Exporters / Importers should note that there are destination charges that need to be considered. Whether shipping by air or by sea, there will be customs clearance and destination port fees. While the actual shipment cost of sea freight is usually cheaper than the shipment cost of air freight, the warehousing fees at seaports are much more expensive than those at airports. Speed / Urgency of Shipping Air freight is the fastest way of moving goods. Businesses who want their goods to be delivered quickly should choose air freight. Shipping by sea takes around 7-8 weeks in most cases. Ships are getting faster with technology, but yet they do not solve the urgency of shipping requirement. Reliability Seasoned import / export business need reliable shipping, whether it air or sea. Air freight being the fastest is mostly on time. Flights might get delayed due to extreme weather conditions. Such delays in air shipping are minimal....
  • If you are a business in India and want to export your goods to other countries, this blog article is for you. We will discuss the three modes of freight used for shipping abroad and also throw some light on choosing the best mode of shipment based on your type of business or shipping consignment. Different types of freight services For domestic or local movement of goods the best options of transport are road and railway. You can ship your goods internationally using multiple channels – for wholesale shipping or shipping to distant countries, the best option is to go by Sea or Air. There are three types of freight services for International shipping: Courier services Companies like FedEx, DHL and UPS offer couriers that deliver from door to door. For shipping a small quantity, you’re most likely to go with a courier service. Personal items and gifts like rakhi, mithai and important documents are some products for which individuals or businesses use courier services. Air Traditional air freight is an established way to move goods worldwide. Your heavy cargo is loaded on a plane and flown to another country. Air freight is the fastest way to ship goods worldwide, but it might not be the cheapest. Sea Sea freight is often the cheapest method of International shipping – but it takes the most amount of time. It can take months for your goods to arrive at your destination port and also includes the risk of mercurial sea weather which may lead to delays in delivery. Which Freight Service should I use? There are a few things to take into consideration when choosing the best method to ship your goods. We’d say these are mainly: Price / Cost of shipping The price / cost is the first factor you should...