The Best Shipment Transit Times
Will your import or export shipment arrive in a day? A week? A year? Or… ever? Getting the best shipment transit times is crucial!
The speed of transport is influenced by a number of factors:
Distance – the longer the distance between two points, the longer it takes to complete the journey. The further away freight has to travel, the longer it takes to complete the journey and therefore the more expensive it is. For long-distance shipping, ocean freight is often the most affordable option of all. However, for shorter distances and for freight that needs to be delivered to a pickup point, another type of transport might be required. This could include road, rail or air freight.
There are also environmental pressures on freight transportation. Climate change and rising sea levels mean that freight ships have to travel further and higher up in order to reach their destinations.
Rising fuel prices also mean that there is more cost involved when transporting goods over long distances. This increased cost can make it more difficult for smaller businesses to compete with larger companies that have access to cheaper transportation options.
It’s an important (and too common) question, especially with perishable items. Choosing the right service providers is the key to reducing and optimizing your shipment times, and Import Export Experts provides services to do exactly that. We keep your shipments’ transit times to an absolute minimum.
Import Export Experts will
- Keep you informed, with detailed updates at every step of the shipment process.
- Conduct comprehensive and detailed pre-shipment planning to minimize/eliminate any potential blockages which may occur in the shipping process.
- Ensure all shipments are precleared to reduce the shipment time.
- Ensure all required inspections are pre-authorised before the shipping process starts.
- Shipment transit time optimization is key, no matter what you’re shipping. Your product depends on it, and so do your contracts. Let us help you realize the most efficient import or export shipments – contact us today!