International and domestic container shipping is a safe, reliable and efficient way of delivering small and large consignments of goods. A large number of companies in Ukraine choose this method of cargo delivery due to its important advantages.
Advantages of container transportation
The universality of the modules. A unified world standardization system for volumes, dimensions, fasteners allows them to be used in all CIS countries, Europe and Asia. It simplifies logistics schemes. Mechanized loading and unloading speeds up work and shortens delivery time.
Cargo safety. The container is sealed at the point of departure and does not open throughout the entire route. There is no risk of damage to goods during handling and customs storage. Reliable locks, seals prevent theft. Independence from weather conditions. The sealed case protects the cargo from humid air, rain, snow.
Use of any type of transport. The modules are transported by road, rail, container ships and air lines. The logistics of container transportation is built using one vehicle or two to three multimodal schemes.
Cost-effectiveness. Rigging automation, the choice of the mode of transportation, the absence of payments for intermediate storage and compulsory packaging reduce the cost of transferring goods.
What goods can be transported in containers
Only liquid bulk cargo cannot be transported in modules. There are no restrictions for other types of goods. Motor, rail, sea container transportation is used for the following types of cargo:
- oversized cargo – long, heavy, exceeding the norms in height or width;
- equipment, special machinery;
- fragile objects – mirrors, glass, dishes, porcelain;
- antiques, paintings, books;
- furniture, electronics, radio equipment, household appliances;
- bulk products – grain, sand;
- dangerous goods.
For perishable products, as well as those requiring special storage conditions, transportation by refrigerated containers, modules with ventilation are intended.
Container trucking with Mitridat company
Road transport is often used in the logistics chain when transporting containers. It is used for delivery by sea, rail and air transportation of goods to or from a port, station, airport.