ADVANTAGES OF USING CONTAINERS

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Different types of containers for export and import

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ADVANTAGES OF USING CONTAINERS

 

ADVANTAGES OF USING CONTAINERS copyAre there any advantage in using FCL than LCL movement of goods in international business.

 

In this article l am going to explain some of the advantage  of using Full Container Load - FCL- to move your export goods to your overseas buyer.

 

We have discussed about using Full Container Load in another article in same web blog.

 

Let us discuss some of the advantage of using containers for exports:

 

MINIMIZING RISK OF DAMAGE

 

Up to maximum extend, the risk of damage   to cargo is reduced greatly, if not totally. As you know, export orders goods are transported thousands of miles away from its origin place and there could be different transshipment points in transit. Damage risk and pilferage risk may be high if proper packing of goods not done.

 

MINIMIZING RISK OF PILFERAGE

 

Up to maximum extend the risk of pilferage can be reduced, if a full container is used for an import export shipment.

 

SAFETY OF EXPORT GOODS

 

Cargo arrives in a better and safer condition and that provides a better image of the exporter. Indeed, it proves to be an edge to the exporter, in comparison to others who do not use containers.

 

REDUCTION OF PACKING EXPENSES

 

Packing costs are reduced substantially, if a consignment is shipped in a container.

 

SAFETY  OF EXPORT GOODS  at Transhipment point.

 

In case of transshipment of goods, there would be no damage to goods.  Also read  Types of Export Containers      Measurement of Export Container

 

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