Types of shipping

Types of shipping

Air Freight: Air freight logistics is the shipment of goods via chartered or scheduled aircraft carrier. It’s a preferred choice for companies as it certifies passage for their goods to anywhere in the world that an aircraft can fly to and land. Goods transported by air have the benefit of being taken to their final destination at high speed which could prove beneficial if the shipment is time sensitive.

Ocean Freight: Sea Freight is a method of transporting large amounts of goods using carrier ships. Goods are packed into containers which are then loaded onto a vessel. A cargo ship can carry approximately 18,000 containers, which means that sea freight is a cost-efficient way to transport high quantities over large distances.

Multimodal Transport: Is the combination of different modes of transport, in order to enable the movement of cargo making it faster and more efficient.They can be more efficient than air freight and faster than ocean. They might just be your textbook transportation substitute. Multimodal shipping recommends that all of your freight movements are handled under anintegrated bill of lading, even if different carriers are moving it.

Ground Freight: Ground freight is a cheap freight transportation method and is generally used to transport large items that are not time-sensitive. Shipping via ground requires atypical transit time of 3 to 10 days, dependent on the pickup and delivery locations.

Express Shipping: Express Shipping refers to expedited shipping. It is usually done by air couriers and provisions are made to make sure orders are delivered overnight or next day.

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