Factors to Consider When Using Sea Freight
One great advantage of using sea freight over its counterpart is its capacity to hold large amount of containers. This allows for huge number of storage and shipment of large amount of goods to another location.
Another advantage and consideration for many is the cost. The price of sea freight is comparably 5 to 6 times cheaper as that of its air freight counterpart. However, though the cost is low, there will be times where additional cost are incurred. This is due to the added trucking where is used to bring the necessary goods to the warehouse, not located near the seaport. But whatever the reason, it is still a good call for consideration to use sea freight as a mode of delivery.
Other consideration of employing sea freight will be its delivery time and punctuality. It will take 30 days for a sea freight to deliver their goods as compared to air freight which only takes between 2 days to a week. Also, due to certain circumstance, there can be instances where shipping schedules gets delay. This delay may pushed sea freight delay a further 1 to 2 weeks back as compared to its stipulated timing.