International Consolidated cargo
Containerized or unitized cargo comprising of several small individual shipments for different customers sent under one bill of lading following one route. Delivery is carried out by a multi-modal transportation in one container.
The advantages of Consolidated cargo
Being relatively new to the Russian market of transport and logistics services, consolidated cargo is gradually gaining popularity among small and medium businesses.
The reasons is a Customization:
Individual approach to each client;
Trustable relationships between the carrier and the customer;
Personal client service manager;
The ability to track the cargo location.
Reducing the costs of transportation
Transportation of consolidated cargoes is financially beneficial to the customers and is performed by all modes of transport. Customer pays only for the actual occupied space in the container and does not pay for empty space (as it could happen during single shipment).
Recently due to the unstable economic situation in the world most of the companies prefer to import small quantities of goods to avoid the risks associated with unstable or declining demand. Thus, companies reduce the cost of warehousing and storage of goods.
The goods are often delivered by "door to door" principle, which is an advantage compared to the self-moving from the regional or consolidation carrier’s warehouse.