The whole world is a business. If you take a look at the meaning of the word business, it can be defined as any activity that fulfils needs and wants. These particular needs and wants are fulfilled by goods and services. The thing about goods and services is that you won’t be able to grow or make all these goods and services all in one particular place due different factors that are needed to grow or make. Thus, they are made in different places in suitable environments. When these goods are made in particular location it has to be brought to you to fulfill your needs and wants.
Now these goods and services can come from different cities to different countries. The transportation of it requires different methods before it reaches your local super market or town. Let us take a look at all the different types of methods that these freights of goods can be transported in.Let us categorize them in to modes of transport. Let us start with ground. There are main methods of transport when it comes to ground transport. They are by truck and train. There different types of trucks that equipped to carry different types of goods. Some do heavy haulages while some can only carry light items.
Some cater large equipment transport and others carry consumer products. Depending on the good there are different types of trucks. Trains only carry them from station to station but trucks are always needed to carry the goods to its final location thus trucks have to have the ability to cater all types of goods. When it comes to sending cargo and goods across borders the two main modes are by air and by sea. The majority of cargo is shipped due to the fact a large quantity can be sent and it’s very cheap compared to other methods. You could say that the merchant ships that go around the world are the heart and soul of the world economy carrying almost 90% of international cargo and trading goods from between countries.
The transport through shipping normally takes several days in fact it sometimes take months to reach their destination. If you want your goods to reach as soon as possible then you will need to send your goods by air. Sending goods by air is by far the fastest way to send goods. In passenger aircrafts there are is a special compartments called cargo compartment. Although this is the fastest way for long distance transporting of goods it is also the most expensive compared to all other types of goods.