Transportation of goods locally or across international borders is one of the key determinants of a successful supply chain. It is always difficult, or rather strenuous and stressful to acquire your goods and transport them on your own. Besides being difficult, it may also be very expensive. Therefore any Melbourne 3PL company has made a point to provide warehouse storage, freight and transport logistic services as a solution to their transportation problems. Below are services offered by freight and transport logistic companies;
Services offered by logistics and transport companies
Provide independent services such as warehousing
Before the goods are moved to the desired destination, the freight and transport logistics companies always ensure that they are stored safely and securely. When the goods need to be transported across international borders, the freight companies will ensure that the goods are housed properly before the transportation date. The companies will also play a vital role of loading and off-loading of goods from the supplier premises and the buyer’s premises respectively.
Customs clearance in case of international sourcing
If you acquire goods from other countries, then the goods must be cleared for export and import. Freight and transport logistics companies always offer customs clearance services for the goods they transport across borders. They will take care of the export duty at the port of the exporting country and pay the import duty at the port of the importing country. They also generate documents to show the legality of the transport process and the goods in transit.
Before goods are transported from one place to another, they need to be packed first. Freight and transport logistics companies will play a major role of packing your goods safely before they are transported. They always pack the goods in different safety packages to ensure that the goods arrive in good condition.
Loading and offloading
Well, goods can never move from one place to another if they are not loaded on a transportation system. After packing the goods, Freight and transport logistics companies will see into it that they load the goods on the available sources of transport ready for transportation. When the goods reach the required destination, the companies always unload the goods at the premises of the buyer. This will save the buyer from incurring loading and offloading costs in case he or she hired other people to do the job.
Transportation of goods
The freight and transport logistics companies’ main role is to move the goods from their original place to the desired destination. They always perform this service with the aid of the owner of the goods, who normally gives them appropriate directions.
The above are the main services offered by freight and transport logistic companies. These companies play a very vital role in ensuring the safe and faster transportation of goods within and across national boundaries.