International shipping of goods from Vietnam to oversea or imported from oversea into Vietnam in any form is reasonable: sea, air or road? Depending on the volume of goods, geographical location, transit time and safety, the carrier will advise the importer and exporter on the best international shipping method.
I. Volume of goods
1. Goods <300 kgs
Should be transported by air or express courier. With such small volume of cargo if using sea transport services, long transit time, even freight rates will be much higher.
2. Goods ranging from 300 kgs to tons
The volume of goods is large, bulky goods with large volume or fragile goods such as pottery, stone statue … should use international shipping by sea. If the goods are not enough quantity to be packed in a container, the consolidation service can be used together with other goods owners while still ensuring the safety of goods at cheap rates.
II. Geographic Location & Transit Time
1. International transportation through bordering countries
As China, Laos, Cambodia should choose the form of road transport. At the same time, with the large and bulky cargo volume, the loading of trucks or container truck moving by road from the border to the neighboring countries with Vietnam would save much more than transporting by sea. However, China is a very large country, depending on the location of the goods that can be transported by sea (only transported to ports or destinations near Vietnam such as Guangzhou , Guangxi …)
2. International transportation through Asian countries or unrestricted neighborhood
Depending on the volume of goods as above that can use the mode of transportation by sea or air. Shipping time to Asia from 3 to 10 days, by air, 2-3 days.
3. International shipping to Europe, America, Africa
With such a long haul, if transporting large quantities of goods by air, rates will be very high. At that time, importers should consider shipping by sea. Shipping time to European countries is from 30 to 45 days, America from 40 to 55 days, by air or express delivery from 5 to 10 days.
III. Safety level
1. International shipping by sea
It is the safest form of transportation when the goods are palletized or crateed and brought into the container. At the seaport, the crane will pick up the container and arrange it on the deck, so it is almost impossible to use the human, avoiding the situation when the damaged goods are broken, damaged goods. Commodities are also shipped at sea with very low risk (the situation of container ships sunk by storm or encountered by pirates is very low).
2. International transportation by air
It is the second safest form of transportation because small, light goods sometimes handled in warehouses can be hand-carried and can occur in the event of a break. At this time importers need to wrap the package very carefully before shipping. However, the safety level of air transport is quite high as the number of accidents in the air is very low.
3. International transportation by road
This is a risky form of transportation because the number of road accidents in the world is the highest, but due to the low price and the time for customs clearance, many importers and exporters still choose this option. .