International shipping allows you to make the whole world closer, erase the borders between countries and businesses, allowing you to purchase goods not where closer, but where cheaper. This contributes to the global economy – and your benefit.
International shipping. What you need to know
The logistics sector today is one of the fastest growing. To date, cargo transportation is carried out by various modes of transport. Let’s take a look at the most common ones.
International road transport
As the name implies, delivery of goods carried out by road. Typically, this type is used when transporting for short distances. Its main advantages:
- minimization of costs (but only for small routes of not very large goods);
- the flexibility of the route (in case of force majeure, the machine may be heading).
International air travel
By air is carried out express delivery of goods from anywhere in the world. At the same time, it is possible to deliver large quantities of goods from China in just 3-5 days. Avia should be chosen if you are important:
- delivery speed;
- not the largest shipment;
- products that can be transported by airlines.
Railway transportation provides very cheap shipping, but not fast. However, it is possible to transport large quantities of goods. But for some foodstuffs it is better not to use the railway – the expiration date will not allow long transportation.
We will deliver sea containers in a few months. However, if your business is already “on stream” and you order seasonal New Year goods in May, this is the best option for you. This is the cheapest way to deliver goods.
In some cases, several types of transport can solve your problem. As an example, a consignment of goods is sent by sea from China to Odessa, and then by its cars are forwarded to Kiev. It is multimodal transportation. It is also a convenient type of cargo transportation in the event that a large batch of products comes to you from a supplier from another country. And then it is crushed and sent to the regions of Ukraine.
About the cost of transportation of goods
The cost of transporting goods at the moment is not high. It depends on several factors:
- the length of the route (it is logical – the more it is, the higher it is necessary to pay);
- the type of transport (already covered in detail);
- type of cargo (fragility, flowability are additional factors);
Weights and dimensions of the batch of products
- delivery speed.
It is quite difficult to organize the delivery of cargo from another country, especially if you do not have the necessary experience in logistics. It is much easier to turn to professionals – transport companies, who will be able to develop an optimal route for you, and will undertake part of the paperwork. In addition, it will also cost less. Transport companies usually have their own transport fleet and, due to experience and connections, they can build the shortest (and therefore the cheapest) route.
When delivering goods, the most important, perhaps, is the safety of delivery. Be sure not losing your products on the way. Therefore, contracts are drawn up not only for transportation, but also for insurance. Modern technologies often allow you to track where your property is located online.
International shipping is economically viable and will help your business to reach a new level.
Services for the delivery of goods (goods, parcels, parcels)
The Eastern European Express Company provides the following services
- consolidation of goods (in China) and the de-consolidation (in Ukraine)
- securing cargo
- cargo insurance
- daily shipping goods
- customs clearance
- product search and manufacturer verification (in China)