Container-type cargo transportation has been developed with the advent of professional logistics and modern technologies. Countries, continents, megacities, and small towns are connected using international cargo shipping.
What Are the Types of International Freight?
Today, many companies are ready to offer different types of transportation. They contribute to fast, reliable goods and cargo turnover between cities, countries, and continents. Some companies specialize in one kind of transportation, and some successfully combine several types.
Meest US is a universal company operating in this market for 20 years and has already accumulated good experience with the best international freight forwarding services. Most importantly, a fleet of modern container ships acquired its terminal and today has become an absolute leader in the volume of container shipments.
Who Uses Container Shipping?
Individuals and firms can be potential clients of the company for the organization of international freight transportation. Most often, such services are used by manufacturers of various products, factories, and various small transport companies, and individuals are also actively using them.
Hot to choose a Container?
The main requirement for shipping containers overseas is transporting the cargo and ensuring its safety. That is why it is essential to choose a suitable container that matches the dimensions and weight of the shipment. Let’s take a closer look at what containers are. Modules for transportation from Meest are divided into:
- 20 FT standard;
- 40 FT standard;
- 40 FT High Cube.
Different types of shipping containers are designed for specific categories of transported goods. Cargoes are classified according to the following:
- Mass – into heavy, ordinary, and lightweight. Ordinary goods are transported in standard containers. Light goods are transported in lightweight containers made of aluminum alloys.
- Dimensions – for products with standard parameters and oversized cargo. The second category includes special machinery and equipment. These items are transported using open containers and platforms.
- Type of transportation – determined based on the type of product. Goods can be liquid, bulk, packed in bags, or boxes. They are placed in bulk or according to specific requirements.
- Storage conditions – products that require compliance with a specific regime are transported in isothermal, ventilated modules.
The Meest specialist decides how to arrange the products in the module so that they are not subjected to friction, deformation, or other physical influences on their way from the USA to any corner of the world.