About Freight Logistics, Inc.
Sometimes shipments need a little extra attention. Sometimes it’s valuable merchandise, bulky items or complex pickup and delivery needs. Whatever the job, that is when Freight Logistics truly excels. Whether it’s offering competitive pricing, finding more efficient transportation options, or simply helping you keep a sharp eye on your supply chain, we strive to deliver personal, detailed attention to our customers each and every time
Air Freight: Air freight shipping is a quick and efficient way to move your commercial cargo between locations situated almost anywhere in the world. With over 30 years in the business and connections to the top worldwide air carriers, Freight Logistics is fully capable of transporting your freight safely and quickly to and from anywhere you’d like. Air freight shipping is similar to less than truckload shipping and ocean freight shipping, but there’s one major difference: Air freight cargo shipping is much, much faster. Like LTL shipping, air cargo shipping can be used to transport oddly shaped items, like furniture or pallets of shoes. However, transporting the items by air means that they’ll reach their destination more quickly and offers the possibility of shipping to and from anywhere in the world. Similar to ocean freight by cargo ship, air freight cargo shipping is a great option for international shipping. Ocean freight shipping, however, takes considerably longer than air freight shipping does. For example, transporting commercial goods from China to the United States via ocean routes usually takes up to 30 days. Those same goods can travel between the two countries in just 3 days via air freight.
Whether you are shipping dry or refrigerated goods, this dedicated transportation option gives your company access to the right equipment on the day and time you need, offering you a more precise and quicker delivery. A few distinct advantages of shipping FTL are: Better planning and control of pickup and delivery times helping to accommodate both the shipper and consignee. Consistent pricing with FTL carriers, especially on predictable and consistent shipping lanes used. Shipments are priced per mile instead of per pound which is perfect for when shipments are over 10,000 lbs and 10 skids. Full truckloads are much less encumbered by size and weight restrictions. FTL shipments typically get to the destination sooner, as there are no other pickups or drop-offs along the way. FTL transport means less handling (there is no transferring between trucks mid-transit) and less likely to get lost or damaged.
The term multimodal means items can be transported on and transferred easily between a wide range of transport modes such as road haulage, trains and container ships. They are based on a standard size called a TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent) and are most commonly 20ft or 40ft long. They are used for a wide range of goods that are being shipped around the world, transported on huge container ships with the new generation of containers being able to carry in excess of 18,000 TEUs. The versatility of this type of shipping method has given rise to a very steady growth in this industry. Most containers are owned by the shipping lines and are returned to the nearest port once the goods have been unloaded. The alternative is a Shipper’s Own Container and as the name suggests the container is the property of the shipper. The advantage is the container will stay with the customer once it is unloaded. Shipping containers make excellent storage units and can be purchased quite cheaply. Containers that are used for shipping must be CSC plated, showing they are approved for travel. CSC stands for Container Safety Convention.
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