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How to lower international freight cost?

Recently,many freight forwarder are facing a big problem which is the high international freight cost,and how to lower the fright cost if you can not change the shipping rates?Here is 7 ways for you.

Recently,many freight forwarder are facing a big problem which is the high international freight cost,and how to lower the fright cost if you can not change the shipping rates?Here is 7 ways for you.


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1. Shorten the transportation distance of goods

Today's international trade logistics and transportation services, in addition to extremely valuable goods, most of the goods are in accordance with the volume or weight of goods, and referring to the distance of transport to calculate the freight, so the length of the distance of transport of goods often affects the level of logistics costs.

In the process of carrying goods, to choose as short a distance as possible.


2. Choose the right means of transport

When carrying out international transport of goods, it is necessary to choose the appropriate means of transport.

For goods with strong timeliness and small quantity, you can choose air transportation.

However, the need to transport large quantities of goods, or mainly by sea.

On the land, it can be transported by train or car according to local conditions.


3. Reduce the turnover of goods

The more goods are turned around, the higher the cost of goods will be.

Because every time the turnover of goods, operators are required to carry out related work, spend a certain amount of working capital.

Therefore, to minimize the goods unnecessary turnover link, reduce the cost of international logistics.


4. Speed up the delivery of goods

Time is money, which is quite appropriate for international logistics.

Take the sea transportation of goods as an example. When a freighter sails at sea, it costs by the day. Any delay of one day is an increase in the cost.

Therefore, it is necessary to improve the delivery speed of goods and reduce the transit time of goods.


5. Expanding the volume of goods transported in a single shipment

As we all know, when a car is transporting goods, it wants to fill up the carriage, because loading as many goods as possible in the same direction and at the same cost can increase the income of logistics transportation.

The same is true of international logistics. When carrying goods, it is necessary to maximize the amount of single shipment and reduce the empty load rate.


6. Multimodal transport saves costs

In the process of international logistics transport, it is not limited to a certain mode of transport, but to stand in the overall perspective of the whole logistics transport, the use of multi-modal transport of goods transport.

Do not stick to the cost of a certain link, but to ensure that the overall cost is the lowest.


7. Reduce the damage of goods

In international logistics transportation, part of the cost of the whole logistics is the cost of compensation to the owner of the goods due to damage.

So, on the one hand, through the purchase of goods insurance, to the goods for insurance.

On the other hand, it is necessary to improve the packaging of goods and transport containers to ensure that the goods transported are in good condition.


International freight cost may be higher and higher before the next year,even the first quarter of 2021.So freight forwarders should give a situation and shipping plan in advance.


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