Trade with India has become very popular in the more recent years and it’s never been more affordable than now. Here at Sneddens we provide an excellent, cost effective network enabling an easy and smooth trading process with India. Sneddens also offers some of the best freight rates on the market.
Moving overseas? Considering shipping your Car, Boat, Motorcycle too? This can actually be more viable than you think, especially if moving to Australia from New Zealand. Space permitting sometimes these can even be shipped in the same container as your household goods. But what factors do you need to be aware of? And what can you expect from the process when shipping your motor vehicles overseas? Here we take a closer look for you.
For smaller companies’ freight forwarding using a company, like Sneddens, will cut costs in your business, improve service and provide all the know-how on how to deliver goods on a more global scale. Here we take a more in-depth look into the benefits your small business may have when using a freight forwarding company.
Undeniably, the shipping industry is the lifeblood of global trade. It is responsible for connecting nations and creating a stable network of commerce that fuels different economies. However it can be a minefield. There’s a lot to know when transporting goods across borders and around the world.
In the book Ninety Percent of Everything, author Rose George claims that 90 percent of everything people buy arrives via ship. True enough, the global maritime trade volume in 2016 reached almost 10.3 billion metric tons, around 200 million metric tons more than that of the previous year. The figures are expected to grow as globalisation continues to open doors of opportunities to both exporters and importers.
There are two main peak seasons in the shipping year; September to November for imported goods, and February to April for exports. Many businesses take advantage of the increase in sales during these periods, but too few anticipate how the sudden spike in activity can affect their shipments.
Whether you’re in the manufacturing, retail or wholesale industry, freight charges are often one of the key costs of operating a business. As the price of shipping goods continues to rise due to constantly changing economic factors such as fuel costs and labour, businesses are looking for ways to keep their expenses under control.
Recent studies indicate that digitisation currently plays a big role in the freight forwarding industry. Most if not all of traditional forwarders today have automated their processes to some extent. While this is a necessity in today’s digital world, this innovation has also largely been influenced by next-generation forwarders who apply convenience-driven technologies.