An Introduction To Transportation And Logistics

Supply Chain Management
Many international transportation and logistics service providers offer tailor-made supply chain management solutions. What is supply chain management? In short; it entails managing the individual points in the manufacturing process to form a seamless production line.
From A to B, or across a network of international suppliers and producers, the chain ensures perpetual transportation between these points in an end-to-end solution that not only handles delivery, but speeds up productivity.

Intermodal Transportation
Sometimes crossing long distances can be easier and quicker when using a combination of transportation modes. Air transportation is faster than sea shipping and therefore has the potential to be cheaper, and loading the same cargo container from a plane to a road truck can make delivery to any specific point a breeze.
This is just one example of how using intermodal transportation resources can be used towards a more efficient form of transportation and logistics.

Cargo Management (Import and Export)
Different couriers present different services, but all offer a range of individual services – such as heavy duty handling and administration – to ensure that your cargo arrives safe and sound.

Container Management
Laden or unladen, cargo containers are not exactly convenient to store or manage � unless, of course, managed by a specialised transportation and logistics company. Container management services include storage, repairs and general maintenance and even unladen transportation if need be.

Documentation
Red tape can be a nightmare, and with international transportation and logistics, there is plenty of it. Processing legal documents requires professional attention, that’s why logistics companies have teams of people and digital systems taking care of the paperwork.

Outsourcing
Getting the transportation and logistics job done is priority number one � cargo companies often outsource certain jobs to their affiliates, many of whom rely on these external contracts due to specialisation.

Electronic Information
Modern state-of-the-art digital infrastructures mean that it’s easy for both the logistics company and you, the sender, to track the goods. A handy service for peace of mind as well as anticipating arrival times, cargo status can be monitored via SMS, email and websites.