Partial Transportation

November 16, 2020
ISS Global

‘Transport’ activity, in the narrowest sense, refers to the movement of any material from one point to another. The form and manner of movement of the substance in question constitutes the mainframe of transportation activities. Transport activity is an activity carried out in an organized and systematic manner. It includes pre-transportation, transportation time, and after transportation.

Transportation work can be done at the national level or at the international level. In all these transportation operations, sea, rail and airline can be used alone or in integration with each other, as well as road. In the transportation sector, the transportation of the cargo in the form of complete, project, partial or heavy transportation is possible. Partial transportation is one of the preferred methods in terms of the developments in the logistics sector and the ability to meet customer needs at a high level and to distribute the increasing costs. By integrating road-ocean routes when necessary, loads of different companies on the same route can be transported in the same vehicle. In the partial transportation method that reduces the costs; calculating the area covered by the transported load and making the payment is one of the main factors that make it an advantageous method.

What Does Partial Freight Transportation Mean?

Partial freight transportation; means that the loads requested to be transported in the same direction of different customers are transported with the same vehicle. In the partial transportation method, which also means the transportation of piece goods; although a customer’s belongings to be transported do not fill the vehicle, they can be transported with other customers. With this method, which means “Less Container Load” in English, the cost separation of partial loads in the same vehicle belonging to more than one customer is calculated and the transportation process is performed.

Partial transportation, which is a highly popular method with the advantages of cost and saving on time in international transportation, prevents customers from wasting time by being integrated with road, ocean, and air. Especially when it comes to international transportation, companies’ transportation of a small load with a single-vehicle will mean reflecting large costs to their expenses. Combining the goods of the customers who have enough load to fill the vehicle instead of the complete transportation of a single company brings great advantages in costs. Partial transportation offers effective and fast solutions, especially with the combined use of road and sea transportation in the international arena. Transportation operations can be carried out quickly using different types of transportation in road transportation using land vehicles. Thus, the use of the most suitable transportation methods to the target point brings partial transportation to the forefront with both reducing costs and saving time. When international partial transportation is carried out by road, loading operations can be done from your door as well as from the warehouses.

Maritime Preference in Partial Transportation

Ocean freight forwarding is one of the most preferred types of partial transportation. In cases where the load to be transported is small and it is not possible to fill the cargo ship, the loads of different customers are loaded on the same ship. In this method called partial ocean transportation; the loads on the same route are discharged to the main ports or transfer ports and delivered to the addresses related by road from there.

What are the Points to Consider in Partial Transportation?

Partial transportation success; Since different customers, different loads and addresses are in question, it can be ensured by organizing and coordinating many points. Different addresses to distribute require careful handling and distribution. Wrong steps to be taken here, carelessness can lead to both loss of time and material damage.

In partial transportation, since more than one load is on the same transporting vehicle, it will be appropriate to carry out the handling operations with the LIFO (Last in First Out) technique.

In the handling process, it is an important point in terms of transportation that the ‘last incoming load will be the first to unload’.

Another important point is that the heavy loads should be placed at the bottom and the light ones on the top, a situation that should be carefully considered to minimize the damage and losses.

In partial transportation, the correct labelling of the partial cargo belonging to different companies is also an issue that should be paid attention to. It is necessary to correctly label which load belongs to which company in order not to mix loads and to save on time.

How to Calculate Partial Load?

While calculating the cost in partial transportation, the total cost is calculated based on the dimensions, volume, and weight of the partial load to be transported. Since different types of products are transported, partial loads must be placed in a way that does not damage each other. For this, the volume of the cargo to be transported is important. The volume and weight of the partial load are evaluated together. Special measures may also be required depending on the type of cargo to be transported. After the partial load calculation, which is the basis for the cost, is done, the loads belonging to different companies are labeled and placed in the vehicle properly.

What are the Advantages of Partial Transportation?

It is a cost-effective method of transportation since the customer pays as much as the area covered by his load, and the gaps in the vehicle are not taken into account in the cost calculation. Saving on time comes to the fore in partial transportation due to the transportation of the cargo of more than one company on the same route. By integrating the sea, land, and airway into the process when necessary, it creates the opportunity to make transportation even to the most remote locations without increasing costs. It creates alternatives in delivery options considering the demands of the customers. During the delivery process, customers choose among suitable alternatives, and customer satisfaction is carried to higher levels with a flexible service concept.

Integrated Service Solutions (ISS) is one of the world’s leading companies in partial freight transportation. It carefully handles your shipment and storage operations you need. The advanced network web, professional team, and quality security standards promise economical transportation. You can also contact us to deliver your products safely anywhere in the world.

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