Maritime Transport – Worldwide shipping
When it comes to transporting goods across the globe, there are many ways to do so. If you could separate global transport into groups, you would discover that there are 4 major groups. Ground transport is first and the oldest one. Another name for it is Overland. This type of transport includes road transport, using trucks, or rail freight, using trains. Second means of transport is Maritime Transport or Sea Freight. It is quite shocking how big is the importance of this type of transport. As much as 90% of all international trades are done by sea. Although companies sometimes transport cargo using rivers and canals, the sea is still the most popular way. In addition to this, we have transport that uses airplanes – Airfreight.
Sometimes the merchandise is transported on passengers aircraft, but mostly there are specific cargo airlines. This means of transport is the fastest, but also the most expensive one. It is not as popular as the other two, but it is the fastest one. For some specific merchandise, it is the only option.
And lastly, if some cargo needs more than means of transport, Intermodal freight transport comes to place. In most logistic companies nowadays, cargo can move between rail, ship or truck without much trouble. In Kokusai Express Japan we offer all three means, as well as the combination of both. It is very important for us to transport your goods in the most efficient way possible.
WHAT IS MARITIME TRANSPORT LIKE?
Maritime transport is done on water, and it can carry both people and goods. Since the 1870s this has been the most used means of transport across the globe. With the appearance of air freight this has slightly decreased, but not by a lot. This is due to the fact that air freight is a bit more expensive. Maritime transport is often referred to as Sea freight, because, although it includes rivers and canals, sea freight is the most popular way.
Maritime transport uses boats, ships, sailboats, and barges. There are, of course, many reasons for this types of trips to take place, and carrying cargo is just one of them. Many people travel by sea for recreation and leisure. In addition to this, military industry is also very invested in this type of freight.
What can I transport by sea?
People tend to be very suspicious when it comes to transportation by sea, and do not generally have so much faith in it. But the truth is that you can transport almost anything using sea freight. Due to their time-sensitive nature, some materials opt for air freight, but it is important to know that most of it can still participate in maritime transport. Containers used for sea freight forwarding come in many forms and sizes and are equipped with coolers or heaters. Specific needs of cargo can be fulfilled entirely.
In our company sea freight takes a special place. We put a lot of time and energy put into using the most suitable containers and routes in order to create the best possible experience for our customers. If you are not sure what is it that you actually need, feel free to contact us and we will resolve any doubts you might have.
HOW CAN I CHOOSE THE BEST LOGISTICS COMPANY FOR MARITIME TRANSPORT?
It isn’t always easy picking someone to go into business with. When it comes to transporting goods across the globe using maritime transport, there are many companies you could choose from. The popularity and the increase in demand for this type of freight are very high, and that is why there are many choices. But, not all of them are good. Sea freight isn’t so easy, and there are certain things you need to look out for.
- Maritime transport includes more than one and sometimes even several countries. That means that there will be many customs, different laws and procedures. You need to make sure that the company you choose can deal with this in no time.
- Although you initially want sea freight, it might turn out that your cargo is a better fit for an intermodal transport. That is why you should look for a company that can provide you with all the transport modalities. A combination of two or even three might be what it best for your budget and your cargo.
- Depending on the good you want to be transported, you might need different types of vessels and different types of containers. In that case, you should look for a company that offers you flexibility and know how to handle specific requests. Maritime transport offers you a lot of possibilities. Do not limit yourself by picking a wrong company. You deserve the best.
- And in the end, your transport company needs to have insurance and all the proper licenses. When you are dealing with transport across the globe, this is extremely important. There is no maritime transport without the necessary documents.
WHY IS KOKUSAI EXPRESS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?
After being on the market for almost 30 years, you can say that we know a thing or two about global transport. Through our experience with the customers, we have seen that many of them struggle to differentiate between different types of service we provide. That is why, on our website, in the services department, you can find out everything you need to know.
We offer explanations about types of sea transport service, different dimensions of containers, as well as all the necessary procedures. We offer all of that to people that are not even our clients. Imagine how much more we can offer if you choose our company! Customer experience is number one on our list of priorities and we will do our best to make sure you get the service you choose. With decades of experience, affordable prices, and always available customer support, you can count on us, anytime!