Two reasons to embrace marine transport

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Two reasons to embrace marine transport

30 November 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

If you are looking for a way to move your goods from one location to another, then you have numerous options available. For relatively short journeys, road or rail transport could be a perfect choice. You could either arrange for a haulage company to take the goods or you could use a lorry owned by your own company. If you want to transport your goods overseas or for long distances, then you might think that air transport is the best option. Air transport can be quite fast but it also often works out as the most expensive option, especially for heavy or bulky items. Here are two reasons to consider using marine transport instead.

Great value for bulk shipping

When you ship by air, your goods may arrive at their destination faster but the cost will be far higher than when you use marine transport. The loading space in an aeroplane will always be more limited than with marine transport and therefore it will come at a much higher cost than transporting things by ship. Another difficulty with air freight is the weight limit. Heavy items are always a problem when the plane needs to get off the ground so you could end up needing to sent heavy equipment in sections or splitting your load in order to transfer everything if you choose air transport. With marine transport, there are usually far fewer restrictions and you can move as little or as much as you need at one time; your freight forwarder can even consolidate consignments if they need to which will reduce costs further.  

Ease of tracking

Knowing where your goods are at any time is important. It gives you peace of mind knowing that they are safe but it also enables you to effectively plan your supply chain. Your customers or partners can only effectively manage their business if they know when your goods are arriving. When you choose marine transport, you know that your goods are sent through well-defined shipping lanes and that they can be tracked all the way to their destination.

With lower costs and the ability to know where your goods are at any time, it is unsurprising that many people rely on marine transport. Goods can be unloaded and safely stored at the port before being sent on to their final destination where they can be finally enjoyed by the end-user. To find out more about the benefits of marine transport, speak to your nearest freight forwarding company today.