Modes of Transport

As we discussed in our "how to choose an appropriate mode of transport" article, choosing the most appropriate mode of transport when exporting your goods to foreign markets significantly influences your business's international success. However, choosing whether to use sea transport, air freight, road transport, rail freight, or a combination of transport modes requires careful consideration and planning.
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The ICC reviews the Incoterms® rules more or less every ten years and currently promotes eleven Incoterms®. Each Incoterm® has a unique allocation of risk, cost and responsibility for both buyer and seller. The changes made to the Incoterms® rules have primarily been in response to developments in the international transport landscape. A significant development in how goods are delivered internationally has been the introduction of multimodalism.
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Choosing the most appropriate mode of transport when exporting your goods to foreign markets significantly influences your business's international success. However, determining whether to use sea transport, air freight, road transport, rail freight, or a combination of transport modes requires careful consideration and planning.
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In order to transport your goods to foreign markets efficiently and competitively, you need to have a solid understanding of the international transport landscape. As we have previously discussed, choosing the most appropriate mode of transport when exporting your goods to foreign markets significantly influences your business's global success.  However, choosing whether to use sea transport, air freight, road transport, rail freight, or a combination of transport modes requires careful consideration and planning.
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Several modes of transport are available to deliver a consignment of goods, which may initially seem a little overwhelming. An important consideration to make is whether the destination of the delivery requires the crossing of an ocean. If so, the next major question is relatively simple: By sea freight? or by air freight?
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There are many pivotal elements to consider when it comes to finding the right mode of transport for your consignments of goods. However, choosing the right mode of transport traditionally relies on assessing the product you are exporting, your geographical location and the arrangements negotiated with your buyer.
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Ocean transport offers an effective mode of transport when exporting your goods to a buyer in a foreign market. Ocean transport is one of the oldest forms of transportation in international trade but has evolved considerably since the times of early merchants sailing on wooden ships.
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Choosing the most appropriate mode of transport when exporting your goods to foreign markets significantly influences your business's international success. However, choosing whether to use sea transport, air freight, road freight, rail freight, or a combination of transport modes requires careful consideration and planning.
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When exporting from Southern Africa, an exporter has several modes of transport they may utilise to transport their goods to their buyer effectively. One such option is road freight. Road freight is one of the most viable modes of transport for trade internationally in situations whereby the buyer's country is accessible by land
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If you are selling your goods to another SACU or SADC member country, road transport would likely be an efficient mode of transport to deliver your products to your buyer effectively. Approximately 75% of trade between SADC countries depends on road transportation to successfully deliver goods.
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