One of the most important things a company needs to put into perspective is logistics. Getting your product into the hands of your current and potential customers is how you keep your business running and successful. If your products are large or bulk items, you will want to make sure you are selecting the right transportation services. For some, this may include transloading. Transloading is the movement of a shipment from one method of transportation like water or rail, to another method like truck or barge. Understanding all the benefits that come from transloading can help you make the right choice for your company’s needs.
- Cost-Effective: Transloading is a great, cost-effective option for transporting your company’s goods because it allows you to use different methods of shipping, all at competitive pricing. For longer shipments, it makes more sense to use rail rather than road, as rail is more widely used for longer shipments. By using transloading, you will get a more affordable rate by using rail to travel the long leg of your shipment, and then moving your products to road when they are much closer to the final destination.
- Reach Expansion: Transloading allows for various methods of shipment to reach areas both internationally and domestically. When you only rely on road or rail, you may run into issues when sending out your shipments. Transloading lets you move your products from rail to road, or water to road, which means more places for your products to go, and more reach for your business.
- Efficient Shipping: With storage facilities, you can have much more efficient shipments for your company. Rather than sending items from their various origins points to their final destinations, you can store goods in a facility close to the largest buying clients or near your manufacturing facility, and when an order needs to be sent out, you can send it right from your storage facility. This will cost you less money and your customers can get their products quickly!
- Simplify: Transloading lets you centralize all of your shipments making it more affordable and easier to move. Instead of using 70 trucks to move your goods, let one barge do the work! Move 70 shipments into one and pay less money for it.
Transloading offers many benefits to a wide variety of companies. By utilizing this method with G&T Enterprises, you are able to find cost-effective ways to send out shipments, increase your business awareness in more places, and make your business more efficient overall.