This section provides additional information that may be useful if you work in the field of foreign economic activities.
In the Incoterms section you can read about commercial terms widely used in international commercial transactions.
Learn more about the types of containers, its size and characteristics, you can check in the Intermodal container section. In section Heat insulation inside of containers you will read about ways how to preserve the quality of cargoes, which are sensitive to ambient temperature.
Packing and marking section tells you how important compliance of the marking on the package and on the goods with information in all shipping documents, as well as the functions of the packing.
If you are thinking about what mode of transport to choose to receive goods from your suppliers, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, you can read How to choose the right mode of transport for your goods section.
If you are confused about the logistic vocabulary, you will find answers to all your questions in Terms and Terminology section
Information about holidays in Hong Kong and China can be found here: Public holidays in Hong Kong and China.
USING TEU IS VERY CONVENIENT!
It’s interesting that 20 or 40 foot container became the standard only in 1964! Modern transportation cannot be imagined without containers for obvious reasons:
- 1.Container protects the cargo from environmental influences and ensures preservation for any mode of transportation;
- 2.The same container can be moved from one mode of transport to another (from ship to rail or truck) without unloading and reloading the contents of the container;
- 3.Container must be sealed, so only final consignee can open it. Sealed contained guarantees the safety of the cargo and helps to avoid a lot of claims against the carrier.
Hence, container transportation is very convenient, fast, reliable and affordable.