The most common transport type.
Application: average batch
Timing: 2-15 days
The golden mean between the land and the sea.
Monopoly of Russian railways.
Application: large, average batch
Timing: 5-20 days
The longest and the cheapest shipping method.
Application: huge batch
Timing: 30-40 days
The fastest and the most expensive shipping method.
Timing: 2-5 days
The main feature of international trade is the fact that the supplier and the recipient of the goods are located on the territory of different countries, and the movement of trade flows requires overcoming of national borders and long distances. Obviously, the effectiveness of foreign trade activity depends on the efficient organization of goods movement from the seller to the customer. Optimization of expenses for goods shipment can become a serious competitive advantage.
Number of factors should be considered during the implementation of shipment: the volume of a batch, number of seats, weight, temperature conditions, type of cargo, delivery time, location of dispatch point and destination, etc. In this connection, the delivery, as a rule, assumes combination of different types of transport and use of several types of transport, which requires proper confirmation to avoid downtime and the loss of goods.
That’s why, at present the majority of the participants of foreign trade activity try to facilitate the process of shipment, entrusting it to one company (forwarder), which in its turn bears all responsibility for timely delivery and the safety of the cargo.