The mode of transportation is an important consideration when planning the shipment process. 

Besides the costs, the urgency of the shipment, the value of the goods being shipped as well as the size and weight of the goods need to be evaluated when determining the form of transportation.

Land freight is one of the most cost effective and often quickest ways to send your goods, particularly over relatively short distances (when compared to air and sea freight routes). If you are looking to send goods worldwide and long distance then this is possibly not the best mode of transport. You also need to consider that even the largest vehicles have weight and volume restrictions and deliveries can easily be affected by traffic, weather and road conditions.

Ocean or Maritime freight is a less expensive method of shipping goods, but the drawback is longer transit time.
Airfreight is a critical mode of transport. It serves markets and supply chains that demand speed.
Rail mode of transport which is also considered a ‘green’.
Road freight is one of the most common of all modes of transportation. It is widely used in continents such as Europe, Africa, and North America.
Multimodal transport is a combination of different modes of transportation such as rail, road, and sea which allows the customer to cost-effectively manage shipments from start to end, ensuring optimum care and efficiency every step of the way.

WITH SEA FREIGHT, YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE YOU PLAN YOUR SHIPPING WELL IN ADVANCE TO ENSURE YOUR PRODUCTS TO THEIR DESTINATION IN TIME. IF YOU ARE RUNNING ON A BIT OF A TIGHT SCHEDULE, THEN IT MAY BE WORTH CONSIDERING ANOTHER METHOD OF TRANSPORT.

On the possible downside, there are size restrictions on aircrafts as they can only fit a relatively limited weight and volume of shipments on board. If you’re sending a large volume of goods or something awkwardly shaped, then air freight may not be the right option for you. There are also restrictions governing the carriage of certain products, particularly those classed as hazardous.

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