Technological innovation makes groupage the smart choice for saving money.
Today’s technology, in terms of the internet, phones apps, etc. make groupage services simple and efficient to manage, leading to huge savings for exporters.
Advances in online technology are bringing wholesale changes to the way we live our lives, both at home and work. Whether we are making a purchase, checking the sports scores or even switching on the central heating, it can all be done at the click of a mouse or the swipe of an app from almost any location.
These innovations apply as much in the case in transport and logistics as in any other industry, and online smart technology is revolutionising the way businesses approach international logistics.
In years gone by, exporters have sometimes dismissed groupage shipments, where multiple shippers share pallet, container or vehicle space, as over complex. They have also harboured concerns that it might affect the safety, security and timeliness of cargo delivery, preferring to know that their cargo is in a dedicated, sealed container or truck for its entire journey.
Today, though, groupage is fast being seen as among the most efficient and cost effective ways of shipping to Romania and other locations across Europe. And by using 21st Century technology, exporters can rest easy that their goods are being shipped safely, securely and quickly.
What is groupage?
Quite simply, groupage involves the combining of multiple smaller shipments into a full truck or container load. Groupage transport is a popular option for exporters who wish to ship quickly but at a competitive price.
By consolidating loads, shipments can be made twice-weekly to most destinations, while still using the most cost-effective freight methods.
Exporters can use the latest innovations in technology to simplify shipment processes, keep track of their consignments and save money.
Increased efficiencies lead to reduced inventories, simplified and cheaper distribution methods and end-to-end visibility of transportation. This enables the streamlining of processes and close collaboration and communication between all the parties involved in the supply chain.
This has the added benefit to shippers that they can speed up the introduction of new products, staying one step ahead of the competition in those critical European markets.
All the while, exporters can be reassured that their cargo is in the safest of hands. Today’s professional groupage consignments operate alongside internationally recognized and well-established security and loss prevention methods that use innovative technological methods to keep products secure and undamaged at every step in the supply chain.
Groupage solutions are available for shipments to countries all over Europe, including the rapidly growing Eastern European markets. Current destinations with at least weekly shipments from the UK include Albania, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine.
Shipments to most popular European destinations take place twice a week, meaning that even small consignments can be sent promptly while taking advantage of bulk rates.
Take a look at UK export groupage shipment schedules or contact your local expert in European groupage shipments to find out more about how you can take advantage of the huge savings that can be made.