A great part of containers falls on international cargo transportation. Motor cargo transportations are organized between manufacturing companies and ports,Guest Posting between distribution centers and markets, between terminals and consignees. Often time the cargo type is determinant when choosing the transportation modalities and transportation company. Container transportations are the most universal. Containers are convenient because they may be transported by many kinds of transport and this fact facilitates multimodal transportations. It is easier to trans-ship containers than simple cargo. Besides, containers allow temporary storage of goods out of storage facilities and in the same time not in the open air. One more advantage of containers is the safer delivery of joint cargo. Door-to-door transportation of joint cargo reduces terms of delivery and raises cargo safety. The cargo transportation services price depends on several factors: cargo volume, periodicity of cargo transpirations, type of transport (motor transportation, air transportation, railway transportation, sea shipping, intermodal or multimodal transportations – sometimes they are called mixed), as well as of kind of cargo transportation: international, long-distance or local.
First it is necessary to decide how and in what cargo will be transported. For example company Sem’s Moving and Storage, Toronto movers when transporting liquid food products, such as wine, oil, vinegar, ethyl alcohol, liquid chocolate, treacle, beers, uses special cisterns for food products, which have a sink at the bottom and are marked in a special manner. Before loading cisterns Sem’s Moving and Storage, Toronto movers prepare them in a necessary way. Namely, the interior surface of the cisterns cargo van is treated with the products which are to be transported. Cisterns and containers for transportation of food products must correspond to ISO standards. For transportation of “complicated” products, such as beer, special containers-cisterns, having equipment for maintenance of temperature and pressure in carbonic medium, are used. For transportation of liquid chocolate, fructose and other sorbites, it is necessary to maintain certain temperature and to transport products very quickly, otherwise they’ll loose they properties.
For transportation of chemical substances, such as liquefied gas, ethyl fluid, yellow phosphorus, acids, special cisterns are used. Separate cisterns are used for each type of products. On transportation of gases equipment for pressure measurement (manometer) is installed. All the above-said are under the control of Sem’s Moving and Storage, Toronto movers technical department.
For free-flowing products transportation, special containers, which may be loaded in an ordinary manner or under the pressure, are used.
There are containers for transportation of products which require special temperatures. These are containers-refrigerators, containers-thermoses etc. Selection of concrete type of container depends on kind of transported product. Not so many companies have such technical resources. Sem’s Moving and Storage, Toronto movers is one of such companies.
If you need to transport piece goods or box cargo it is necessary to choose either universal container, or particularized container. Particularized container may be loaded not only through lateral doorways, but otherwise too, and it has some distinctive design features.
Now when we have decided in what type of cargo the goods are to be transported, let’s pass to some elements which refer to transportation itself. First of all let’s gain an understanding of terms “intermodal” and “multimodal” transportation.