A time-efficient choice
Both sea freight and air freight are two appealing transport options for goods to be transported long distances. Sea freight is considered to be one of the oldest and most prevalent modes of transport in the world. Partly because it is a cost-effective way to transport goods over long distances. In contrast to sea freight, air freight is a time-efficient means of transport, a flight can take your goods between Europe and Asia on the same or next day.
By combining sea and air freight, Sea-Air freight, we can lower costs, save time and minimize the climate footprint of the delivery. EDS provides Sea-Air freight and is a good alternative for those of you who want to combine the advantage of a fast lead time and reduced costs.
Advantages of Sea-Air freight
Sea-Air freight is a good alternative in case of delays or unforeseen events early in the transport chain, such as delays in production. Sea-air freight is used as a fast and cost-effective alternative to get the goods from point A to point B within the agreed deadline. It is a very advantageous means of transport, combining cost efficiency with strategy, when establishing logistics hubs for our customers. The majority of the transport is done by sea for the ocean-going stretch of the transport, and air from their own regional warehouse when it comes to express deliveries to multiple local recipients with a short deadline.
- Reduce shipping costs
- Reduce transport time
- About 50% faster than sea freight for the entire logistics chain
- About 40% cheaper than air freight for the entire logistics chain
Things to consider for Sea-Air freight
Using sea-air freight, both air and sea freight must be taken into account. For one thing, not all goods are suitable for this type of shipping. For example, there are dangerous goods that may not be transported by air due to various reasons that may affect safety in the air.
Sea-air freight also requires transshipment between different shipping methods. The goods transported in containers need to be unloaded and reloaded into cargo units for air freight.
When you book shipping with EDS, you are assigned your own logistics agent who takes responsibility for your shipment, from collection to final delivery. You will receive regular updates on your transport status.
Sea-Air freight with EDS
EDS is an innovative logistics company that challenges traditional transport companies with fast, flexible logistics solutions and personal support around the clock, all year round. With our specialist expertise and our dedicated network, we provide you with tailor-made solutions at market prices.
EDS offers everything from global logistics projects to customs management. We have extensive experience and also advise on Incoterms, which stipulate who bears the risk during transport, who must pay the costs and what obligations the buyer and seller have, as well as when ownership of the goods is transferred from seller to buyer. By following these terms, sellers and buyers can avoid unnecessary misunderstandings regarding the transport and management of the goods.
Six reasons to choose EDS
We have 99.5% delivery reliability.
We answer by phone and email within 2 minutes.
We offer personal support 24/7, 365 days a year.
We are certified according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001
We work with strategically selected partners to reduce our global carbon footprint.
We have the opportunity to provide environmental reports on our transports.
Sea freight refers to the shipping of goods between locations by one or more ocean carriers. It is considered one of the most environmentally friendly modes of transportation and is also relatively cheap, however, it is fairly slow compared to other modes of transportation. An estimated 80% of the global trade is accomplished using sea freight.
Air freight is the transportation of goods by airplanes. It is by far the fastest mode of transportation, but is the most expensive, can only carry a limited amount of goods, and is not very environmentally friendly. It is used on a much smaller scale compared with sea freight.
As a rule of thumb:
- smaller volumes and high-value goods are transported via air
- bulk goods are transported via sea
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