Types of Freight Shipping Services used in courier services – part 1

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Types of Freight Shipping Services used in courier services – part 1

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Road – via ground

The road is a standard transport method used by courier services for small or medium sized goods that are to be transported within one country. Parcels are normally transported in large trucks, and driven by a professional driver to their various locations. Road freight is a convenient and time saving method of transportation. Road transportation shipping is however not suitable for bulk or odd-shaped sized goods, or for extremely long distance transportation.

Rail

Rail is a convenient way to transport larger goods.  Where necessary, courier companies will be able to arrange for goods to be transported using a combination of rail and road if required.

Ship – via sea

Sea freight transportation is an economical option for businesses that need to transport their goods overseas.  Sea freight can accommodate all shapes, sizes, and weights of parcels and goods. The only downside is that this freight shipping service will take a longer period to transport.

Air

If you need to transport your freight quickly, then the best way to transport it is via air. Special freight planes will be able to transport your parcel to almost any large city in the world. For most cities there are daily cargo flights, so you can transport your goods immediately should there be an urgent requirement.  As with rail freight, a good courier services company will be able to arrange additional delivery of your parcel to and from the airport.

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