Saturday, October 21, 2017

Alberto Romo-Chavez Alro Export

Blog de Alberto Romo-Chávez Jr. sobre Comercio Exterior

Consulting on international commerce

Presenting the different types of transportation, advantages and disadvantages, available in the market

Logistics has 3 basic areas of activity:

  1. Domestic and import logistics.
  2. Internal handling materials.
  3. Physical Distribution.

The objective is to “transport sufficient product in the required quantity (if, the order is not sufficient to fill a container, talk to the client and mention that any extra quantities will travel for free) to the agreed place on time, at the lowest possible cost”.

There are several types of cargo:

  • Bulky materials
  • Solid (Dry)
  • Liquid
  • Gaseous

There are refrigerated and frozen containers.

Cargo’s Nature

  • Perishable
  • Fragile
  • Valuable
  • Special Size/Dimension
  • Dangerous products
  • Live Animals

Among them, are frequent packing errors including:

  • Lack of Identification
  • Lack of Standardization
  • Inefficient Design
  • Lack of Handling Symbols

Types of transport:

  • Roadway
  • Railway
  • Airway
  • Maritime
  • Multimodal

On our next article we will review the different types of transport, their advantages, their disadvantages and when you should use each of them.

Alberto Romo Chávez Jr.