Cargo services are always in demand and with an increase in international trade, a boom can be witnessed for the industry. The approach of protectionism is not good for the trade and cargo industry of the world. It is mainly dependent on trade between countries. UK and India trade billions of pounds of goods and services annually.
Both sides are of the view that it can be enhanced further by exploring new avenues in the markets of the two countries. The other step could be relaxation in tariff and requirement for documentation. For air cargo to India, in particular, there should be less documentation so that efficiency of service increase further.
By doing so both sides will provide an incentive to traders to trade more. The demand for goods due to easy access and competitive price will also increase. The list of goods the UK export to India is quite long and quite diversified as well. Ocean freight service caters to most needs of traders and delivers goods throughout the world.
Cars, toys, industrial chemicals, gems, fruits and consumer goods all are sent from the UK to India. The market is huge and demands present for foreign goods. People in India now can afford to purchase imported goods and this fact has created space for UK products.
Other modes of goods transportation are also very important and widely used but due to different reasons not used much. Road, rail and air transportation is used only when ocean freight is not available or the type of goods demand alternative means of transportation. Sometimes countries are landlocked so they have to rely on other means for their trade.
The United Kingdom is not a big country but there is a number of seaports in the UK, which remain busy throughout the year for transportation of goods. Similarly, airports of the country also have vast cargo terminals to cater to import and export needs. These huge facilities are used to send cargo to 160 countries of the world. Cargo to India from UK is also sent through these ports.
Cargo service providers offer an array of services for the convenience of clients. People involved in the trade of goods know the type of service they need. Individuals need guidance in this regard and service providers usually render this kind of information to their clients. Packing and customs clearance is also offered to clients.
Port to port service deliver goods from one of UK ports to port in India. Goods are loaded on a cargo ship through cranes and reach the destination port. When goods are unloaded, reach the warehouse. Receivers have documents to receive consignments and if customs clearance requires then the due procedure is also followed.
Both individuals and traders’ consignments go through a similar procedure. Once you go through the procedure then it will become simple for clearance and future receiving of consignments. Every consignment has a unique number and it makes things easier to trace. The allocated number is shared with the receiver and other documents so that people may receive goods in time.
With the passage of time, things have become simple and easy. The use of technology has also enhanced convenience for clients. Service providers are also eager to use modern technology to enhance the efficiency of cargo delivery. It will definitely increase the satisfaction level of cargo clients.
People are concerned about the booked cargo and they want to remain updated about the location of consignments. Good tracking service is in need of time and has become very important for clients. If the tracking service keeps showing the same status and does not update the location of a consignment then clients could become irritated.
The service provider should smartly manage tracking service and break down different stages involve in cargo delivery service. Then keep updating the location of the consignment till reaching its destination. It will let clients know that it is not simple but a long process and on other hand, they surely do not feel irritated by seeing the same status.
It is a very good use of technology and cargo companies are keen to decrease the time of delivery through better coordination. This should have been improved particularly in sea cargo. People prefer to send cargo to India on ships. People use this cargo service more than any other for transportation of goods.
Any advancement in sea cargo facility will impact more than 90% of the trade of the world. Huge ships take thousands of containers and other stuff in enormous quantities from one place to another. When goods will start reaching in less time, then demand for sea cargo surely increase further.
The demand for air cargo space is also rising and it shows an increase in international trade throughout the world. With the availability of facilities to transport goods from one place to other more and more goods are being transported. Individuals are also using cargo services for sending goods from the UK to India.
There are numbers of families of Indian origin residing in the country and this number has been increasing. Individuals normally prefer a nearby service for sending goods or just make a call to collect envelop or parcel from the address. This is why a cargo company or a courier company with a well spread out network in the UK will get more business as people find it in easy access.