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MARITIME TRANSPORTATION

You need to deliver your cargo and you have no idea which transportation company to choose? You can’t make up your mind as to the transportation method? This article may help you. Firstly, you need to critically examine your cargo to determine the most fitting transportation method. Source and destination locations are no less important as they are used to calculate the route and its expenses.

If the distance is not too long and there is no need to transport the cargo from one continent to another, motor transportation may be what you are looking for. This transportation method allows delivering goods most quickly, choosing your own route, and having total control over the goods in transit. However, motor transportation usually cannot process oversized goods.

For large volumes of goods maritime transportation is employed. A necessary prerequisite is the availability of vessels for water transport, and that is the reason why such delivery is used between countries and continents. Maritime transportation of goods is used irrespective of their volumes since the ships can carry very heavy loads. Also such delivery method is most financially effective, because due to the volumes involved it is cheaper than motor, rail, or air transportation.

A negative feature of maritime transportation is its long delivery time. However, on top of regular delivery of the necessary cargoes from its source to destination, sea delivery may also include temporary storage of cargoes. Many of U.S’s port perform such operations which is most important for customs clearance.

Using maritime delivery of cargoes is in most cases advantageous over motor transportation. This includes the transportation of large volumes of goods when you are not constrained by deadlines and wish to save on shipping.

When choosing a transportation company you should keep in mind that you may require more than just transport goods from point A to point B, but also some accompanying services. Many companies offer such services along with any other delivery method. Such accompanying services usually include the preparation of the necessary documents, freight forwarding, insurance of goods, and many other things depending on your cargo and maritime transport company selected.