To help shippers make the most desirable choice, let’s compare the differences, advantages and disadvantages of air, ocean transportation and express.
However, there is a disadvantage that bulk transportation is not possible and transportation routes are limited since cargoes are transported via airport.
Ocean transportation is slow due to the speed of the ship, and air transportation is fast due to high speed and altitude, but paperwork and customs clearance may delay the entire process. On the other hand, express is the fastest mode of transportation because shipments go through simplified customs clearance and are delivered to the shipper's doorstep for immediate pickup.
Ocean transportation is the most economic transportation method, since it can transport large amount of goods at once, resulting in a lower cost per unit. However, it is important to note that there may be costs associated with using a port or warehouse in addition to using a vessel.
Aircrafts are usually subject to very strict safety regulations and have facilities and services to ensure accurate logistics transportation as well as safe boarding and disembarking. In addition, the transit time is significantly shorter than other modes of transportation, reducing the risk of damage, loss, etc.
Based on the above characteristics of air, ocean transportation and express, shippers should choose the appropriate transportation mode according to the type, quantity, distance, transportation period, and cost of the cargo. For example, if you are a seller who needs to deliver seasonal products to Amazon quickly, you can use the Amazon FBA Express (Air) service to ensure safe and fast delivery, while for heavy products with sufficient inventory, you can use ocean transportation to reduce costs. Under the circumstances with similar conditions, we advise you to directly receive quotes and compare costs carefully.