Sea/Air Alternative In Peak Season?

by | Sep 5, 2018

As the Asia peak season intensifies, there has been a new focus on utilising sea/air combinations, due to seasonal ocean reliability issues and rising air freight rates.

With sea/air services working through South East Asia and more commonly The Middle East, customers are utilising this solution to manage costs when market air freight rates from Asia climb and when sea freight orders are delayed in manufacture.

During the peak season demand is high, supply is low and prices go up, which leads importers with concerns about their ability to make their supply chain work.

UK importers have been turning to this multimodal service option as a means to seeing savings, of approximately 15-20%, over economy air from China. Sea/air is usually expected to cut an average of 10 days off of the transit time of sea freight.

 

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