Air Sea and Road Transportation

The method of transportation is a vital part of the process of change. Invictus will discuss with the customer the appropriate method of transportation. By air, land or sea your cargo is safe.

By Sea

Because of the size or volume, there are several types of cargo that can not be economically unviable to move by other means of transport than the sea.
Sea freight is a less expensive method of shipping goods, but the disadvantage is a longer transit time. Another benefit to sea freight is while size and weight can be a problem for air; not for sea freight.
Ocean freight is used extensively for the movement of bulk goods, such as DOMESTIC GOODS AND VEHICLES, etc. (depending on how sensitive the delivery time is).

Maritime freight is also a preferred means of transport for handling large volumes and heavy loads such as minerals, metals, ores, steel coils, etc., which would be impossible to move by air freight.

In addition, companies are putting more emphasis on the environmental impact on shipping. An air freight service emits a greater amount of pollutant gases with less space capacity compared to maritime freight services, which are considered to be a much greener mode of transport with a higher carrying capacity.

Key benefits of ocean freight include:

  • Large volumes. A large container ship can carry +/- 20,000 units equivalent to twenty feet (TEU)
  • More environmentally friendly among all modes of transport
  • Economic. Maritime transport is the most efficient mode of freight transport.
  • Wide coverage worldwide
  • Multiple carrier options for senders
  • Mode of transport

 

Container types and measurements
20 ft 40 ft 40 ft High Cube
Interior Dimensions
Width
Length
Height
2,350 mm
5,896 mm
2,385 mm
2,350 mm
12,035 mm
2,385 mm
2,350 mm
12,035 mm
2,697 mm
Door Opening
Width
Height
2,340 mm
2,274 mm
2,339 mm
2,274 mm
2,340 mm
2,579 mm
Tare Weight
kg
lbs
2,150 kg
4,739 Ibs
3,700 kg
8,156 Ibs
3,800 kg
8,377 Ibs
Cubic Capacity
Cubic meters
Cubic feet
33.0 cbm
1,179 cu. ft
67.0 cbm
2,393 cu. ft
76.0 cbm
2,714 cu. ft
Payload
kg
lbs
24,850 kg
54,783 Ibs
32,500 kg
63,491 Ibs
30,200 kg
66,577 Ibs

By Air

One of the most expensive means of transportation due to the speed requirement and the fuel that is used.
It also has limitations regarding the size and weight of the load. Regulators limit what can and can not be transported by air, and as such, odd or very large items may be more suitable for other modes of transport.

Key benefits of air freight include:

  • Quick transit
  • Less handling of cargo
  • Less documentation
  • Reliable arrival and departures
  • Enhanced level of security for your cargo

By Road

Is the most common of all modes of transportation. It is widely used in continents such as Europe, Africa, and North America. The single customs document process provides a seamless movement of goods even across various states and countries.

However, truck transport is limited somewhat as to what it can carry by the size of the vehicles used and by size and weight restrictions. Another limitation is that it is affected by weather, road conditions and traffic.

Road freight provides several advantages over other modes of transportation such as:

  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Quick and scheduled delivery
  • Local, over border, long or short haul deliveries even in rural areas
  • Flexible service
  • Saving in Packing Cost compared to other modes
  • Track and trace of cargo and truck
  • Complete door-to-door service and it is one of the more economical means of transport