How to choose the right shipping method

Do you need something to export? Are you planning to relocate overseas? Do have something for shipment? If your answer is “YES” to any of those questions then this is the perfect article for you. There are a few methods you can use for the shipment of some products or goods. If you are not familiar with them stay tuned. Our moving company prepared an article on how to choose the right shipping method. Shipping will never be the same after you read it. Without any further ado let us get started.

How to choose the right shipping method – a guide for beginners

If you are not familiar with shipment methods you should know that you can ship something by using the following:

  • Airfreight – Transfer and shipment of goods via air cargo
  • Rail freight – One of the most environmentally friendly ways to perform shipment is via Rail
  • Truck freight  – Only dor-to-dor shipping method of all of them
  • Sea freight – Transport of goods consolidated into sea containers and shipped via seaport or terminal

Later in the article, we will explain all of them one by one. However, if you need to ship goods and cargo we advice you to contact a company that specializes in freight forwarding, like well-known Four Winds Bahrain, and hire them for their freight forwarding services. when it comes to cargo shipping you will need professional help. Especially if you want it to be fast and without any inconveniences for you or your client.

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Find a company that specializes in freight forwarding and hire them to help you

However, no matter which method you choose you should get cargo shipping insurance. You need to assure your cargo is protected, and what is the better way to do that than insurance. Insurance will come in handy if something is damaged or lost during the shipping process. Ensuring your goods is not mandatory and it doesn’t mean that shipments are getting lost on daily bases. But in case something happens your insurance will cover the damage. However, you need to pay for the insurance policy of your cargo. On the other hand, better be safe than sorry. Therefore, it is a smart choice to pay for insurance.

Things you need to know about airfreight shipment method

If your cargo needs to be delivered in a short time period Airfreight is the way to go. This shipment method is perfect is you do not have enough time to ship it otherwise. The time-sensitivity of some shipments is a crucial reason why you should send your cargo via plane. Therefore air departure and arrival are always on time and there won’t be any delays. However, there are some more reasons you should choose this shipment method. Air cargo is well secured especially for highly sensitive cargo.

You should consider choosing the airfreight shipment method

Another important thing to keep in mint is that if you choose air cargo shipment you will cut the costs of packing. Our moving company aircraft parts logistics is on the point and your shipment will arrive in curtain time we give you. However, you need to combine two or more shipment methods in order to receive your cargo. You will receive a message when your shipment arrives at the airport storage unit and from there you can come and take it or ask your company to organize you the truck delivery.

Is sea cargo shipment the right shipment method to choose?

This option ti the best for all of you that have a big quantity of goods to be shipped and large cargo. The advantages of sea cargo are that you can ship something and pay almost four times more than if you ship something via truck. Therefore, a lot of our clients choose this option. Cost efficiency is not the only thing good about sea cargo shipment.  Also instead of sending several trucks, your cargo will fit one ship.

Sea cargo is the best method to choose if you are planning to ship vehicles in containers. Your car will be protected from damage because there are no bumps on the road when your cargo is traveling via water. Also, there is an option of storing your goods before and after your shipment.

Consolidated shipping services

There is one more thing to consider when it comes to shipping. You should look for consolidated shipping services Bahrain options.  If your shipment is small this is maybe the best thing to do. Consolidated shipping is the method where your shipping company is combining your shipment with someone else’s. If you don’t have big cargo considering this option is a good idea. Moreover, this is one of the most cost-efficiently shipping methods there is. You will only need to pay for your part of the container. However, there is one downside to it. You will need to wait a little longer before your shipment arrives.

A ship with moving containers
Choosing the right shipping method can be tricky but consolidated shipping or sea shipping might be the perfect choice for you.

Expedited shipping – pros and cons

Expedited shipping is the shipping method where you are choosing the expected date of your cargo arrival. These types of shipping are mostly done via plane or truck depending on the distance. A lot of moving companies provide this service. Therefore, we might consider it as the best shipment method there is. However, this methide as every other has some pros and cons. The pros of expedite shipping are fast delivery, your moving company obligates to deliver them in one piece. However, the most important one is that you can track your shipment in real-time.

Cons of expedited shipping are fewer expenses than regular shipment and also there are some prohibited items. When you calculate the pros and cons you will see that even tho it is an expensive option it is the most efficient of all the above-mentioned shipping methods. Especially if you are in the hurry to get your goods and cargo.


We hope this article will help you to choose the right shipping method. If you need more information about shipping, feel free to contact us. We are always eager to help you with the shipping of your goods and cargo.

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