Why Use Intermodal Transportation?

Intermodal Transportation

Why Use Intermodal Transportation? Intermodal transportation is actually a highly recommended and sought after way to transport your goods from one place to the next. It is a mix of transportation methods that all come together to get your products to where they need to go. Intermodal transportation is also an affordable method that is going to ensure that all of the cargo that you have makes it from one place to the next, but also any and all destinations in between those two spots. This is one of the…

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Top 10: Air Freight Companies

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Air freight parcel delivery is the transfer and shipment of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Such shipments travel out of commercial and passenger aviation gateways to anywhere planes can fly and land. 10.) Cargolux Fleet Size: 14 Orders: 11 Destinations: 64 Based in Luxembourg, CargoluxÔÇÖs operations are focused in Europe but cover every continent on the planet. The company has a good number of Boeing 747 aircraft, a competitive, wide-bodied freighter. Cargolux, along with JapanÔÇÖs Nippon Cargo Airlines, will serve as the launch customer…

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12 Questions To Ask Your Mover

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Moving internationally can one of the the most or least stressful things you ever do. One key step to finding the right moving company is to get multiple quotes. You can start now by using the quote form above. When you do, you should consider asking each company some or all of the 12 questions listed below to make sure the company you pick is offering you all the services you expect and need. 1. Do you offer door-to-door service? While this might seem a bizarre question to ask, itÔÇÖs…

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Top 20 International Container Shipping Companies

Container Shipping

Top 20 International Container Shipping Companies Looking for an international shipping company? The companies listed below are the 20 largest international shipping companies in the world. If youÔÇÖre moving internationally and would like to compare companies, please use the form above. The biggest companies are based on data from Alphaliner, which keeps track of the capacity of world container ship fleets based on twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs). Basically, this is how many twenty-foot shipping containers a company can carry at any given moment. WeÔÇÖve also included data about where companies…

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10 Largest Container Shipping Companies in the World

Container Shipping

10 Largest Container Shipping Companies in the World Container shipping is one of the most important and necessary means of cargo transportation through sea routes. In present times however, there does not exist any monopoly by any one of the container shipping companies leading to a complete lack of friction and tension in the international cargo shipping community. All the same there are a few international shipping companies that lead the race in terms of the scale of operation of their shipping lines. Ten of these leading shipping conglomerates of…

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Less-than-truckload freight

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Less than truckload (LTL) cargo is the first category of freight shipment, which represents the majority of freight shipments and the majority of business-to-business (B2B) shipments. LTL shipments are also often referred to as motor freight and the carriers involved are referred to as motor carriers. LTL shipments range from 50 to 7,000 kg (110 to 15,430 lb), being less than 2.5 to 8.5 m (8 ft 2.4 in to 27 ft 10.6 in) the majority of times. The average single piece of LTL freight is 600 kg (1,323 lb)…

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Transportation types – Road

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Many firms, like Parcelforce, FedEx and R+L Carriers transport all types of cargo by road. Delivering everything from letters to houses to cargo containers, these firms offer fast, sometimes same-day, delivery. A good example of road cargo is food, as supermarkets require deliveries daily to replenish their shelves with goods. Retailers and manufacturers of all kinds rely upon delivery trucks, be they full size semi trucks or smaller delivery vans. These smaller road haulage companies constantly strive for the best routes and prices to ship out their products.[ Indeed, the…

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Transportation types – Rail

Rail freight transport

Trains are capable of transporting a large number of containers that come from shipping ports. Trains are also used for the transportation of water, cement, grain, steel, wood and coal. They are used because they can carry a large amount and generally have a direct route to the destination. Under the right circumstances, freight transport by rail is more economic and energy efficient than by road, especially when carried in bulk or over long distances. The main disadvantage of rail freight is its lack of flexibility. For this reason, rail…

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Transportation types – Air

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Air Cargo transportation Air cargo, commonly known as air freight, is collected by firms from shippers and delivered to customers. Aircraft were first used for carrying mail as cargo in 1911. Eventually manufacturers started designing aircraft for other types of freight as well. There are many commercial aircraft suitable for carrying cargo such as the Boeing 747 and the bigger AnÔÇĹ124, which was purposely built for easy conversion into a cargo aircraft. Such large aircraft employ quick-loading containers known as unit load devices (ULDs), much like containerized cargo ships. The…

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Transportation types – Marine

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Marine Ôťö Automobiles are handled at many ports and are usually carried on specialized roll-on/roll-off ships. Ôťö Break bulk cargo is typically material stacked on pallets and lifted into and out of the hold of a vessel by cranes on the dock or aboard the ship itself. The volume of break bulk cargo has declined dramatically worldwide as containerization has grown. One way to secure break bulk and freight in intermodal containers is by using Dunnage Bags. Ôťö Bulk cargo, such as salt, oil, tallow, and scrap metal, is usually…

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