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    Difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain

    Written by Hariesh Manaadiar

    difference between maritime, shipping, freight, logistics and supply chain

    To the uninitiated (which included me at one stage), these industries are same or similar and it might come across that there is no difference between Maritime, Shipping, Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain ..

    But once you are involved in the business or know about these businesses, you will very soon understand that these are very different industries with different workings, assets, architecture, requiring very different sets of qualifications, experience, expertise, knowledge and attitudes..

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    Air Freight Forwarders Make Shipping Faster and More Convenient For Businesses

    Advanced shipping methods have allowed businesses to get their products to consumers at a much faster rate. Freight for the most part previously had to be shipped by truck, rail, or ship. These modes of transportation take more time and reduce the convenience given to consumers by businesses. They create delays that filter down to stores that sell products. Consumers have to wait longer for products. Perishables have a great chance for damage and are not as fresh when they arrive. Air freight forwarders take shipping to a whole new level. The extra convenience provided by these services allows businesses to ship their products faster, maintain quality, and keep their customers happy.

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    Export Mandatory Use Local Boat Shipping Companies Greeted Happy

    Vice Chairman of Kadin Indonesia Logistics and Supply Chain Management Rico Rustombi (from left), Chairman Rosan P. Roeslani, and Vice Chairman of Transportation Carmelita Hartoto gave a presentation at the press conference of Indonesia Transport, Logistic & Maritime Week (ITLMW) Exhibition 2017 – JIBI / Felix Jody Kinarwan

    JAKARTA – The Indonesian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) considers the Ministry of Trade’s step to require the use of ships held by shipping companies to have a positive impact on the shipping industry and other related industries.

    To be recognized, the Ministry of Trade has released Regulation of the Minister of Trade (Permendag) no. 82 of 2017 on Terms of Use of Sea Transport and National Insurance for Export and Import of Certain Goods. This regulation requires the export of Crude Palm Oil (CPO), Coal and Rice using sea transport controlled by local companies and national insurance.

    Carmelita Hartoto, Chairman of DPP INSA said the regulation is a big leap to boost the performance of Indonesia’s trade services balance. During this time, sea transportation has always been in the spotlight because it is often one of the biggest contributor of Indonesia’s trade services trade deficit.

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    Surabaya Line, Alternative Export Delivery from Bali

    Denpasar (Bisnis Bali) – Shipping / logistics of export goods from Bali, so far more through the Port of Benoa. Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Association of Logistics and Forwarders (ALFI) / ILFA Bali AA Bayu Joni said on Friday (1/12) that the Surabaya route became one of the alternatives to export goods from Bali when container or container containers at Benoa Harbor were delayed arrival.

    He revealed, the number of export products from Bali, among others, due to the problem of high shipping costs (logistics) and the delay of delivery.

    Delay in the delivery of exported goods is sought alternative path.

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    Saut Gurning: Risk Commodities Broken Containers Already Arranged Why EMI Pick Up Shipping?

    JAKARTA (BeritaTrans.com) – Owners of goods (importers) and associated associations must dare to report to the government if they feel harmed by foreign shipping citing the cost of Import Management Equipment (EMI) through its agency in Indonesia.

    This was confirmed by the observer Kemititiman of ITS Surabaya, Saut Gurning,
    responding to the protests of forwarder and logistics entrepreneurs as representatives of goods owners and GINSI against the cost of EMI.

    Contacted BeritaTrans.com, Thursday (9/14/2017), Saut said even though the EMI is B to B tariff, but the government can examine whether the cost of this EMI is in accordance with the regulation of the structure of any port tariff including the voyage.

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    Sea Freight Forwarders – Finding Reliable Sea Freight Forwarders for Exporting Products

    It is typically more affordable for companies that have to ship their products internationally to choose sea transportation. Furthermore, you can ship very large loads to considerable distances. For successful shipping, you need to use the services of reliable sea freight forwarders.

    Check whether the sea freight forwarders offer door to door delivery. This service is more comprehensive and more cost efficient compared to arranging the transportation to and from the port yourself. It is best to learn how the door to door delivery service will work precisely and what kind of transportation will be arranged to and from the port. Railroad transportation is the most commonly used option primarily because it is more cost efficient but in some cases road transportation may be required.

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    International Shipping Container

    Shipping containers are most vital in the transporting of goods from place to place especially for fragile and delicate products. International shipping containers are vital in the international shipment of these goods. The traditional methods of shipments are no longer used by international shippers because of higher percentages of damages resulting from exposure and no protection of cargoes. International shipment of delicate items are done with less damage expected because the items are placed inside the containers and covered with cardboard or polystyrene shields for protection. For fresh products or food items shipped internationally, placing these in cartons and polystyrene packaging materials will protect these from damage, likewise with electronic products packed in polystyrene shields or airbags.

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    Facts About Full Container Shipping

    Full container shipping is a smart container shipping activity which is offered by the international shipping and freight movers to import and export companies as well as individual customers who are looking forward to move from one country to another. As compared to open shipping; container shipping is safe especially when considering on moving the fragile household items, or exporting and importing goods that are otherwise quite fragile in nature. It is estimated that every year many thousands of containers are lost in the sea for some reason or the other, and which therefore calls for greater concern to secure the goods during the international movement. International shipping companies’ take care of the containers and also insure them so as to prevent the customers to suffer from any losses, in case of any eventuality. The prices of full or less container shipping charged by international shipping company also includes the insurance costs.

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    How to Choose Your Freight Forwarder and Reduce Freight Costs?

    Overseas shipping can be a complex matter, and involve a plethora of intricate complications. If you are new to this than chances are that you are completely clueless about exact procedures and end up in a hapless situation, knowing not how and where to start. This is when you need the assistance of a Freight Forwarder.

    Choosing your Freight Forwarder

    Now, you will get numerous options in the internet but finding the right shipping partner for your business is not an easy task and with so much choice available, where do you start? The main aim is to go for a company that offers affordable prices, superior service and actually value your business.

    A reputed Freight Forwarder will be able to provide not only the logistics for your cargo, whether is is via road, air, or sea, but will act as the carrier, not just as an forwarding agent. It is their responsibility to offer warehousing, storage, pick and pack facilities and multi-destination distribution. Moreover, the safety of the cargo is always the responsibility of the Flight Forwarder, and hence, a reputed agency always include insurance services.

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    Sea Freight Services

    Sea freight, also known as ocean freight, is one of the longest established forms of transporting goods internationally. It’s also one of the most economical. While air freight is favoured for time-sensitive shipments, sea freight is still the first choice for many businesses and individuals looking for a cost-effective solution.

    Small businesses and individual customers may not typically consider sea freight as a viable option, as it tends to be associated with larger companies exporting high volumes of commercial cargo. But sea freight services can also be a great option for transporting personal effects.

    With our LCL (part container load) service, you don’t need to have enough cargo to fill a whole container in order to get a beneficial shipping rate. But if you do, we also offer FCL (full container load) shipments.

    Why not find out how much you could save by filling in the quote form above? Getting a quote is free, with no obligation to register or book.

    Sea freight specialists since 1989

    Bali Cargo (trade mark of Bali Intercont Cargo) has been trading for over 28 years. We’ve established a reputation for freight forwarding expertise, great value-for-money services, and exceptional customer care.

    We offer:

    • Port-to-port LCL and FCL sea freight services to over 500 international ports.
    • Free price comparison for a variety of routes and vessels.
    • An easy-to-use booking system – with prices inclusive of all associated charges up to the destination point.
    • An optional collection service from an address of your choice.
    • Support with shipping documentation. Our customer care team will assist you for the duration of your shipment and beyond.

    Your low-cost shipping solution

    Sea freight is the most economical way of sending large volumes of goods internationally. If your delivery is not particularly time-sensitive, then we would recommend sea freight as a viable alternative to air freight or door-to-door courier services.

    To get the most out of sea freight services:

    • Plan ahead: Sea freight times are much longer than air freight times, so it’s a good idea to make a booking well in advance of your desired delivery date. Our specialist freight team will be able to give you estimated transit times depending on the vessel and routing. Call +62 815 5804 8969 or email Marketing@BaliIntercontCargo.com
    • Think big: As a rule of thumb, greater volumes almost always mean cheaper delivery prices when shipping goods internationally. This is especially true for sea freight.
    • Protect your goods in transit: It’s important to package your goods correctly to minimise the risk of damage during transit.
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