3PLs: Why You Need One

Freight transport is the process of transporting commodities, cargo and merchandise goods from one place to another. It is an important activity in any economy and boosts domestic as well as international trade and commerce. We at Sentry Logistics Group are experts in freight transportation. You can know more about us here.

There are several types of freight transport. Depending on the number of modes of transport involved, they are broadly categorized into two groups:

Monomodal Freight Transport: It includes either Air, Sea, Train or Road as the mode of freight transport.

Multimodal Freight Transport: It includes a combination of two or more modes of Monomodal Freight Transport.

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Monomodal Freight Transport:

    • Air Freight Transport:

      It is the quickest mode of freight transport and can be used for the long-distance carriage of goods. It can be used for transporting essential or perishable items. On the flip side, it is also the most expensive mode of freight transport. As per a study, the air freight sector is to grow at 4.2% per year.

    • Ship Freight Transport:

      It is the cheapest and most extensively used mode of freight transport. It is useful for carrying large-sized freight in bulk. It is constrained by the time of delivery.

    • Road Freight Transport:

      It is the most common of all modes of transportation. It is useful for providing freight transport and last-mile connectivity. It is a cost-effective technique, provides quick and scheduled delivery, is a flexible service and provides a complete door to door facility. We at Sentry Logistics Group are experts in freight transport. Visit us here for a list of our services.

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  • Train Freight Transport:

    It is an easily available mode of transport and produces a minimum carbon footprint amongst all modes of freight transport. It is useful for bulk and large-sized goods transport and requires less manpower for the transit operation.

 

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