When moving cargo within a country, shippers have two choices: rail or road. Each has its pros and cons. But in today’s turbulent transport environment, the route that appears the easiest and most direct may not always be the most cost-effective or efficient.
You can acquire shipping quotes for free. But they will mean little more than the paper they’re printed on if you don’t provide accurate—and necessary—details upfront.
Knowing how to read shipping quotes is among the most important skills a shipper can have. But this is easier said than done.
Trying to ship without a freight forwarding standard operating procedure (SOP) is like trying to drive a car without starting the engine. The SOP is necessary to ensure operations between importers, freight forwarders, carriers, and other stakeholders run smoothly.
Moving goods across the globe has become a Herculean feat as importers face off against complex challenges driven by a pandemic, labor and equipment shortages, port congestion, and shipping delays. With the uncertainties of today’s international shipping landscape, flexibility is the key to success.
Topics: freight forwarding