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Container
Trucking

WHAT IS CONTAINER TRUCKING?

Container trucking refers to the use of commercial trucks to carry standardised shipping containers made of weatherproof steel. This is a specialised form of trucking as the trucks involved are tailored to support the dimensions of the container as well as the weight of the shipment within. In general, there are 2 modes of container trucking, namely, full truckload (FTL) and less-than full truckload shipping (LTL) with the main difference being the owner of the cargo within the container.

modes of container trucking

FULL TRUCKLOAD

This means the goods stored in the entire container come from 1 shipper

LESS THAN FULL TRUCKLOAD

This occurs when a shipper does not have sufficient goods to fully load up a container. As such, he will contact a consolidator (freight forwarder) to help consolidate his freight into a container alongside other users’ goods.

Container trucking was on the rise after the shipping industry began adopting standardised containers for the transportation of goods. This allowed a large-scale production of vessels that are specially catered towards the size and weight of containers and led to an increase in efficiency when transporting full-container loads (FCL).

 

Apart for container trucking being used as the sole mode of transportation, it is also commonly paired with other modes to compliment them when traversing across land routes.

Advantages for FTL:

LOWER COST PER CUBIC METRE

Despite the relatively greater overall cost of transporting, upon further inspection, the transportation cost per good being transported, when compared to LTL, is actually lower. This can be attributed to savings by omitting consolidation and warehousing costs by the forwarder as well as a better negotiating position when getting rates from forwarders.

FASTER TRANSIT TIME

This is one of the most attractive reason for FTL trucking as FTL cuts out the need to store goods in a warehouse, await other users’ goods going to the same destination and consolidating the goods before sending the goods to the intended recipients. This helps to reduce the overall transit time as the entire truckload of goods are sent directly to the consignee without any other delays along the way.

INCREASED SAFETY

For FTL trucking, there is an increased safety feature made available as the container can be sealed up after the initial loading of goods as all of the goods are going to one consignee, as such, there is a lower risk of missing goods due to any foul practices.

Advantages for LTL:

LOWER INVENTORY INVESTMENT NEEDED

With LTL, there is a smaller need to purchase an entire truckload worth of goods in order to transport it. This benefits small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that cannot afford investing in the production of such a large amount of product as it may greatly reduce their cash flow and also allow companies shipping more unique products that are not manufactured in large numbers for example, unique artworks and sculptures.

INCREASED ACCESSBILITY

This accessibility to smaller scaled businesses may not seem like much but it actually allows more companies to ship goods across countries as the cost of doing so is now within reach, in turn providing a greater variety of goods sold in markets all around the world.

WHY CHOOSE 
M&P
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHTS?

FREIGHT FORWARDER 

AND CUSTOMS BROKER

Unlike other freight forwarders, we also provide a full range of customs brokerage services.

GLOBAL OPERATION HUBS

Established in 2006, we serve globally via our operation hubs in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines.

ONE-STOP PROVIDER

M&P International Freights offers a comprehensive suite of services to ensure a seamless shipping experience. From customs clearance and cargo insurance to international courier services and door-to-door shipping, we handle every detail under one roof, simplifying your logistics management and streamlining your operations.

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Being one of the largest international freight forwarding company, we are able to provide cost efficient pick-up from any cities around the world.

We are one of the largest and most reliable container trucking services in Singapore and we are confident that we can provide services that exceed expectations.

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