Saturday, 30 July 2016



How amazing would it be if you could get your goods delivered to their destination on time? Better yet, wouldn’t it be awesome if they got there in one piece and in good condition? Sadly, when it comes to our precious commodities, some of us bare the losses due to one simple mistake; we chose an incompetent freight provider who mishandled the cargo. There is nothing more frustrating than discovering the gift you sent to your relative in Belgium actually got there in ‘halves.’ So to avoid these kind of mishaps, here is what you should look for when choosing your freight company.

Experience speaks a lot about the competence of a provider. In fact, a company with experience means that they have dealt with the toughest of situations. Whether it’s the shutdown of a port, or the rerouting of the cargo, a veteran will have dealt with it all and will know how to overcome such obstacles. So experience is definitely an attribute you should be keen on.

The provider’s networking and business partners
This is very important. A provider that has both strong local and international connections is like a cup of sweet tea. This means that your goods can safely and securely be delivered regardless of the distance of the destination. Heck, if the provider can get your commodities delivered to Atlantis, the better!

The provider should offer the freight services you need
There’s no point you should seek the services of a provider who only offers road and shipment options, yet you are exporting flowers to France (perishable items)! It just doesn’t add up. Also, make sure they offer an insurance plan. I cannot reiterate how important it is to have a backup cushion in case things go south during transit. To put it simply, cargo insurance and tracking better be part of their package. If not, think twice about shaking their hand no matter how sweet the deal is.

Great Customer Service
To put it simply, would you want to be friends with someone who seems snobbish and rude at first glance? The same thing applies to the provider. If they truly do not take the time to make you feel comfortable about trusting your goods to them, then there’s no point of wasting even a single dollar.

Great feedback review
As we all know, feedback is crucial during decision making. It helps you decide whether or not the provider has been competent or slacking in their freight service delivery. If everything is super awesome with their reviews, then it’s safe to say you can trust them to get things done for you. With that being said, reflect back on these points and if you see that the provider meets these criteria, then you’re good to go!

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Tuesday, 26 July 2016



One Saturday morning, you take a casual trip to the store because your favorite shoe brand just released a new shoe to the market. Since you’re a big fan, you don’t hesitate to break the bank and immediately go out to get a new pair. It’s not common to forget how these goodies wind up being transferred thousands of miles from where they were first created. We’re able to get our hands on these nifty kicks because of freight delivery services that have, these days, become advanced and efficient. Read on to check out the process of international freight and how it ends up on your doorstep:

Firstly, your store places an order for the shoes a month before the official release date to
the factory in the United States. A truck company then loads this shoes (which are
packed in cartons) from the factory into the freight container, which is then sealed and
bolted shut.

The truck then delivers the freight container to the nearest and most economical port for
sea transport. The customs officials at the port may inspect the freight to ensure there is
no foul play, but this rarely happens. The freight service provider from Australia has linked up
with a contracted shipping company to transport the container across sea. Before
transportation takes place, the shipping company has to submit documentation to the
government authorities in both countries. The information includes the importer, the
exporter, the freight provider, and the shipping company. After it is loaded onto the ship
by use of cranes, the container is now in transit to the port of say, Melbourne.

A few days before arrival, the captain of the ship has to radio in on the port to report
about the contents of the ship, and when it is expected to dock. This will prepare
government customs accordingly to inspect the ship when it arrives.

Upon receiving the go ahead to dock, the customs officials will inspect the contents and
give the green light for dock workers to begin unloading the containers using cranes.
Once unloaded, the freight will be transported to a specified warehouse in your local area
by a truck trailer. The cartons containing the shoes will then be loaded into trucks and
delivered directly to the store, where they are unpacked and put on sale.
So, it might not be rocket science to see how your shoes get to the store, but it takes a
helluva lot of effort from the freight providers to keep you up to date with the latest trends.
Hence, the next time you buy an international product, take a little time to thank providers
like One Express for fulfilling your dreams.

If you need a freight quote any where in Australia please contact One Express or simply call 1300464349