With the development of the Internet, the trade war between countries has gradually intensified. What are the issues to pay attention to when transporting goods, especially in international logistics and freight transportation?
Choose the best transportation route and optimal transportation plan for freight international transportation, and organize transportation rationally
There are different transportation modes with reasonable scope of application and different technical characteristics. Comprehensive analysis should be carried out before making choices. The factors to consider include the nature of the goods, the quantity and size, the distance of transportation, the urgency of market demand, and the degree of risk.
For example, valuables require strict transportation quality due to their high value. Fresh and seasonal goods require fast transportation and timely delivery to avoid missing the sales opportunity. Meanwhile, transportation costs and speed should also be considered. For low-priced bulk commodities, low transportation costs are required to reduce product costs and increase competitiveness. For the same transportation mode, such as railway or road transportation, different types of vehicles can be selected according to different goods. For maritime transportation, scheduled vessels or irregular vessels can be selected, and the phenomenon of empty return transportation tools can be fully utilized to transport goods.
Choosing the right transportation route and loading and unloading, transfer ports. Direct transportation should be arranged as much as possible to reduce transportation loading and unloading and transfer links, shorten transportation time, and save transportation costs. Export and import cargo that must be transferred should also choose suitable transfer ports and stations. The loading and unloading port of export and import goods should choose the port with good natural conditions and loading and unloading equipment, low cost and frequent stopping of scheduled vessel routes. Reasonable transportation means transporting goods to their destination by the shortest distance, the minimum number of links, the minimum transport capacity, the least cost, and the shortest time according to the characteristics and reasonable flow of goods and transport conditions.
Achieve the requirements of "safety, accuracy, speed, efficiency, and convenience" in freight international transportation
Safety requirements in the transportation of international freight mean that the goods are intact and safe in various means of transportation. If the quality of the goods cannot be maintained during transportation and even cause a large number of damaged goods and losses, the transportation of goods cannot be completed with quantity assurance. If a major accident occurs during transportation, such as the vehicle or vessel being destroyed, not only will the transportation task not be completed, but also significant loss of life and property may occur. Therefore, in transportation, safety should be the first consideration.
Accuracy means delivering the import and export goods accurately and correctly to the delivery location, including accurately handling various cargo source documents to make the cargo match the document accurately; accurately calculating and paying various transportation and miscellaneous fees to avoid erroneous charging and payment.