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Sea shipping – advantages and disadvantages

Cargo ship portIn case of international removals, every customer that looking for either Gloucester house removal services or business overseas shipping solutions, wants to have goods transported quickly and safely. The type of transport depends on the size of the goods, deadlines and financial issues. One of the most popular method is the transportation of goods by sea offered by different Gloucester shipping companies. It is a solution which has both advantages and disadvantages.

 

Advantages of sea shipping

Container on cargo shipShips can travel long distances and reach the most remote countries like Australia, New Zealand or USA and Canada. Sea transport is sometimes the only way to deliver goods to places where there is no airport and that are not accessible by land transportation. One cargo ship can carry really large quantities of various goods, usually loaded into containers, placed close to each other, thereby increasing the amount of space on the ship.  Sometimes transporting large loads by land or air would require a couple of courses and in case maritime transport it can take just one course. The advantage is also that container shipping costs are not so high and it is often the cheapest solution so customers often use it, of course if there is no designated short delivery time.

 

Sea shipping disadvantages 

Time required to have goods delivered to is usually much longer than other types of transport, especially compared to air freight. The ship can deliver our goods within a few days or even a few weeks. Delivery time increases if ship needs to drop off containers for several ports. Therefore, the goods that have short delivery time limits cannot  be transported in this way. Maritime transport is dependent on the weather. In unfavorable weather conditions, ferry cannot depart in the sea due to impeding danger.


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