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Advantages and disadvantages of international express

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International shipping and international railway are both indispensable logistics modes in international logistics transportation. Compared with international express delivery and international air transportation, international sea transportation and international railway transportation are less time-consuming, but the freight is much cheaper than air transportation and express delivery, and the transportation range is wider.

Then, what are the advantages and disadvantages of international shipping and international railway transportation?

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Advantages and disadvantages of international shipping

Advantage 1: lowest freight

The overall freight rate of international shipping is the lowest among all international transportation modes. In the off-season, the freight can be as low as less than 10 yuan / Jin.

Advantage 2: wide transportation range

The postal service of international shipping covers a wide range and can basically reach the world. Compared with railway transportation, the scope of transportation services is broader.

Advantage 3: large bearing capacity

Sea transportation is the largest of all international logistics, which can carry more than 1000kg of goods. Some large facilities and equipment basically need to be delivered by sea, and cannot be transported by air or railway.

Disadvantage 1: slow logistics timeliness

The disadvantages of shipping are also obvious, one of which is the slow logistics timeliness. In Europe and the United States and other regions, the overall receiving time limit is 30-40 days, and the logistics time limit is slower than railway transportation.

Disadvantage 2: it is greatly affected by the climate and the aging is unstable.

Due to the influence of business travel and bad weather, the shipping time stability is poor. Some goods can arrive on time, and some goods will be affected and delayed.

Advantages and disadvantages of international railway transportation

Advantage 1: low price

The freight rate of international railway transportation is relatively low, and it is even lower than that of sea transportation to some countries. Taking Europe as an example, the price of international railway transportation can be as low as 7.5 yuan / kg, while that of sea transportation needs to be about 10 yuan, and the price gap is obvious. However, in general, the overall price of sea transportation is lower than that of railway.

Compared with postal parcels, postal express, commercial express and European express, the price advantage of railway transportation is the most obvious.

Advantage 2: stable logistics timeliness

The logistics timeliness stability of international railway transportation can be said to be among the best. According to the data released by relevant railway departments, the punctuality rate of trains from China to Europe is as high as 99%, and the stability of freight timeliness is very guaranteed. In addition, railway transportation is less affected by natural environmental disasters and has strong continuity.

Advantage 3: wide range of goods that can be carried

International railway transportation can transport all kinds of sensitive goods, such as European railway transportation. It can carry household goods, auxiliary batteries, liquid goods, wet paper towels, cosmetics and other electrical goods, which can be mailed. In addition, the Netherlands post railway channel can carry pure batteries, which is the only railway channel that can carry pure batteries at present.

Advantage 4: sufficient capacity

The carrying capacity of international railway transportation is very large. In terms of transportation capacity, China Europe trains have been opened in more than 10 cities in China, with enough trains to Europe and sufficient freight capacity.

Disadvantage 1: small delivery range

One of the disadvantages of international railway transportation is the small delivery range. Shipping can be used to send mail to the United States, Canada and Britain, but railways can only be used to send mail to European countries. Other countries cannot send mail temporarily, especially North and South American countries, because the mainland is not contiguous.

Disadvantage 2: slow logistics timeliness

The logistics timeliness of international railway transportation is relatively slow. The overall signing timeliness is about 29-35 days, and the fastest time of express transportation is about 19-29 days.

Various international logistics modes have their own advantages and disadvantages, and shippers can choose the most suitable mode according to actual needs


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