When choosing a collaboration with a transport provider, whether it is road transport, sea transport or air transport, the question has often been asked: which one is more efficient? This dilemma arises when each mode of collaboration involves advantages and disadvantages. It is possible to collaborate with a transport company or a forwarding company.
Next we will detail what each work method entails, with advantages and disadvantages. Many customers choose, firstly, to work directly with the carrier, due to slightly lower costs than those of a forwarding office. Disadvantages arise when transport on multiple routes or multiple destinations is required. Most carriers provide one-way transport solutions, and when goods need to be shipped to another destination, another carrier must be found.
The forwarding company, on the other hand, provides complete transport solutions to meet all demands. The collaboration with reliable partners provides safety and fair costs, so as to avoid the risks of delays and / or penalties that may arise due to unexpected situations.
A specific example can be analysed for a transport from China, where, as the case may be, opting for the internal management of the transport, many contracts are needed, from the one for sea transport, to the one for customs brokerage, transhipment of goods, road transport to the destination. It is often much more efficient to work with a forwarding company to avoid the risks of customs blockages, delays or non-liability in cases of non-compliance.
On the other hand, working with a forwarding company that provides integrated services, in this case, involves a Door-to-Door service, which keeps in touch with a single person who has experience in coordinating such projects and who provides specialized counselling, in order to determine the most effective solution. Taking full responsibility is the task of the forwarding company, and any problem is solved quickly and efficiently, being easier, since all services are provided by a single provider.
Beside the forwarding office services, at Euroccoper we provide the rest of the services, from customs brokerage, by means of 20 customs offices, to complete storage services in 4 strategic points: Constanta – Bucharest – Timisoara – Arad and dedicated or palletized distribution services.
On our website you will find more information about each service, and for more details, the sales department is at your disposal.