If you want to ship a consignment internationally, there are a few options available to you. Planes, trains, boats and automobiles are all used to ship goods between countries but different methods of postage suit different situations.
This post is going to help you understand everything about international shipping. We will guide you through choosing transportation to suit you – and share some tips on how to save you money!
How Do I Ship Internationally? (Methods Of Transportation)
There are many ways to get your goods shipped worldwide. Shipping via road or rail is often the best option for shipping to neighboring countries but what about if you need to import or export from further afield?
- Courier services – In all likelihood, these are the services you will be most familiar with. Companies like FedEx and UPS are couriers that deliver from door to door.
If you’re shipping a small quantity, you’re likely to use a courier service. (Personal items and gifts are examples of situations where courier services may be preferable.)
- Air freight – Traditional air freight is a way to transport goods worldwide quickly by loading it on a plane and flying it to another country.
- Sea freight – Sea freight is often the cheapest method of global shipping – but it takes the longest amount of time. Sea freight is what we specialize in – although we can help with air freight too!
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