When to Hire a Freight Shipping Company

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Adaora Nnene


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Irrespective of how experienced a business is with shipping, there are instances when such companies would require the services of a freight shipping company for the shipping and transportation of their goods.

As a business manager, it is essential to know when you will need such services, and this blog will educate you on when that should happen. Every business needs the services of a freight shipping company:


  1. When shipping fragile or high-value items: Shipping and handling of fragile items could be tasking and complex as the slightest mistake can lead to damaged items. Fragile items and high-value items include things made with glass and other breakables such as cookware, delicate equipment, artworks, such as paintings and sculptures, medical equipment, antique furniture, etc. Working directly with a freight shipping company to cover valuable items can simplify the process.

  1. When in need of emergency or expedited shipments: When it comes to cross-bother shipping, arranging for emergency shipping or last-minute shipping could be difficult due to distance and all the protocols involved cross-bother shipping, which could be a herculean task for businesses or individuals to handle. However, working with a freight shipping company provides the opportunity for emergency or expedited shipping as they have service options that cover such shipping categories. Many freight shipping companies offer “express shipping” services, which makes it possible for goods to be shipped within 24 hours.

  1. When you ship regularly: Shipping itself is a full-time job, and when done regularly, it will require the full attention and effort of the person involved. For a business manager or an individual who ships regularly but has other things to dedicate their time to, using a freight shipping company is a good option because it will take away the stress of shipping from you and give you the opportunity to focus on your business and other things. Using the services of a freight shipping company will help streamline the shipping process and save costs. 

  1. When making a one-time large shipment: Sometimes, businesses or companies who usually don’t have shipping needs may need to make a large-scale one-time shipment like promotional items, office furniture for new office space, one-time donation to the needy, construction materials for a particular one-time project, etc. In this case, it is advisable to use the services of a freight shipping company because, while the company knows next to nothing about shipping, a freight shipping company is the expert and can handle the process seamlessly from start to finish.

  1. When you have no shipping experience: The shipping process can be complex to navigate, especially for first-time shippers or those that have no shipping experience. With all the intricacies involved, from freight rates to customs and clearance and every other thing involved, it could be difficult for a first-time shipper to pull through. In order to avoid being caught in the web of issues associated with shipping and incur a loss, first-time shippers should use the services of a freight shipping company until they are able to navigate the waters by themselves.

  1. When it is challenging to understand shipping regulations: There are many regulations guiding the shipping of different types of goods, and these regulations differ from country to country. Also, each mode of shipping has various regulations, and these regulations vary depending on the country the shipment originated from and the destination country. Without a clear understanding of the government guidelines and regulations, one can easily make mistakes, which can result in a hefty fine from the government or damage to the environment or personnel.

  1. When shipping hazardous materials or items that require special handling: Hazardous materials like chemicals, explosives, gases, flammable liquids, and solids, batteries, computers, or phones that contain batteries obviously require special handling, especially during the shipping process and freight shipping companies already understands this and knows how to go about it. However, a business manager or individual who doesn’t understand what it takes to ship a hazardous material will face delays and extreme charges due to lack of knowledge. The list of what the laws and regulations consider dangerous goods is nearly endless and changes rapidly. That’s why, if you have any doubts about whether your materials require special handling, it’s always best to seek the services of experts in the business.

In conclusion, freight forwarding companies like SARA PROCUREMENT SERVICES LIMITED ensure that you have a hassle-free shipping option for your needs.

Visit our physical office space at 3 Fatai Irawo Street, Ajao Estate, Airport Road, Lagos, Nigeria, or any of our warehouse touch point locations worldwide to learn more about us and utilize our services. 

Our 247-email correspondence is hello@chinatolagos.com.

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