It comes as no surprise that the future of successful freight and container management involves mobility. Driving mobility interventions is the increased number of freight miles traveled globally each day. Organizations are looking for freight management companies to eliminate the congestion contributing to controllable delays.
The trend has been building opportunities and reducing risks inherent to the industry. Technology and experienced freight management have developed not only practical methods for intermodal transportation but cost-saving efficiencies for the client. Intermodal refers to the use of multiple means of transporting goods; ship, rail, or truck. As enterprises continue to expand boundaries, synchronized intermodal transportation is even more essential than ever before.
Mobility Plays a Larger Role
Today, mobility is linked to visibility, interrelated to movement through the use of technology and management. Freight management has operated with various levels of technology for years, interconnecting with networks that enabled transportation coordination. Advanced mobility technology now provides a solution to a constant problem impacting intermodal transportation — making the delivery window. An additional feature of mobility is added security for U.S. stored containers and in-process freight.
In the event delivery is jeopardized, mobility enhancements position freight managers with the capability to monitor intermodal performance and respond to a wide range of freight services. For example, fleet management solutions optimize location tracking data, timetabling warehouse storage and departures. Container management assures capacity for the U.S. freight market by augmenting dedicated intermodal solutions to consistently meet shipper capacity requirements.
It’s real-time knowledge that orchestrates a workable solution for the shipper, carrier, fleet, warehousing, and delivery. The overall benefit offered by the freighter to the shipper is the ability to protect and deliver container goods throughout economic cycles and uncontrollable shore to land risks (threat). Bottom line — mobility continues to address critical key industry points for predictable between freight management and intermodal movement. As a service process it continues to meet or surpass client expectations.
Like most industries, digitalization offers shipping options that leverage freight and management experience; answering existing hurdles for shippers — freight spend. Freight spend is a critical budget item for all shippers. One ongoing freight cost has to do with less container load (LCL) shipments that are handled more often in transit and have higher potential for damage compared to locked full-load (FCL) containers for end to end transports. Here’s where reliable freight services can extend mobility expertise, sources, and processes to handle North America and global containers arriving or departing at U.S. or international ports.
Secured and reliable capacity is another constant struggle for shippers. Technology has provided an answer that requires ongoing re-engineering to maximize warehouse and container capacity aligned with the client. The process is masterminded to accommodate both LCL and full container load (FCL) freight services. LCL clients can share a container, consolidating to meet FCL capacity and ship goods without having to worry about delays, damages or missed deliveries. It’s useful for frequent transports and growing companies with LCL goods.