Consolidated cargo transport by road or sea is a possibility to reduce prime cost of your production where it requires purchase of raw materials, however their volume is not so large to order a full container or truck. In this case costs per kilometre are important and delivery usually takes more time, because logistics terminals where cargoes of several customers are consolidated are used to ensure optimum transport price. If you choose combined cargo shipment, it is important to plan it timely.
A customer operating in waste management sector, trust one of processing steps to his partner in Poland, and processes the product in Italy, but to make product processing cost-efficient, he had to fit in certain limits of transport budget.
An agreement was reached that raw material for processing will be packaged according to requirements of reloading terminal to avoid possible damages, and an agreement on longer delivery term was reached with the product recipient. Total transport time by road and using terminals in Riga, Warsaw, Milan, was extended by 30%, but its cost-efficiency was 40% thus ensuring advantageous outcome for product realization.
When choosing cargo transport with terminals, one has to remember that it involves several reloading of goods, and we recommend direct deliveries for those customers who need to transport goods that can break or be easily damaged.