Choosing The Right Shipping Carrier

When choosing a carrier to ship with it can be a challenging decision. Your shipping partner will have a lasting impact on the day-to-day operations of your business, putting a lot at stake. With lots of things to consider, you must take the time to really analyse and evaluate each of your options. Some of […]

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June 28, 2019

When choosing a carrier to ship with it can be a challenging decision. Your shipping partner will have a lasting impact on the day-to-day operations of your business, putting a lot at stake. With lots of things to consider, you must take the time to really analyse and evaluate each of your options. Some of these include:

Cost, Quality & Time
The price is a big contributing factor; however, you must consider two other very important factors, quality and time. You need to identify your businesses needs and the factors you find most important. If you choose to ship with a cheaper carrier, you may be risking quality and delivery time.

Services
Is there any other services your business may require? What transportation services does the carrier provide? Can the company handle all of your needs? If your business will need more than one service, working with multiple companies will increase the time and cost of your investment. It may be beneficial to work with a carrier that can provide you with all the services your business will need.

Safety
Just as safety is important to you as a shipper, it’s equally important to your customers too. Shipping with a carrier that prioritises safety can help to build your supply chain image, leading to increase sales.

Sustainability
Does the carrier follow sustainable practices? Shipping with a carrier that prioritises sustainability can help to build your supply chain image and lead to increased sales. Customers pay attention to sustainability and just like safety, are more likely to buy with companies that have a positive reputation.

These are just a few points to consider when looking for the perfect shipping carrier for your business. Here at TDL, we combine 50 years of experience. We are ideally suited, equipped and experienced to accommodate, handle and store a multitude of vessels, components and services associated with the wind energy sector. For more information feel free to browse our website or contact our team on +44 (0) 1405 720220.

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