How Door-To-Door Cargo Service Works
Door-to-door cargo services are something that many businesses use widely within their company, but a lot of people are unsure of how the actual process works. Fear not our cargo shipping experts at Messiah Freight are here to help you understand how door-to-door cargo services work and why they are so useful.
So, how does door-to-door cargo services work? Once a business has submitted an order, the freight and forwarding company will pick up the container, and bring it to the port. From here, the company gets it inside the port, completes the necessary documentation, and then recovers it from the other end. That is the point from where the container is brought to the warehouse of the consignee.
Read on to find out more about how a door-to-door cargo service works and how our experts at Messiah Freight can help.
What is Meant by Door-To-Door Cargo Services?
The concept of the door-to-door services is taken differently. For a layman, it is when a shipment is brought to their door. This is a wrong concept until and unless it is meant in direct shipping or drop shipping services. Otherwise, door-to-door shipping refers to taking a shipping container from one warehouse to another warehouse. You might ask: who is the person taking the shipment? Well, in most cases, it is the freight and forwarding company. Seldomly a person who has bought the entire container of goods.
Whatever method of transportation is needed can be done to get your delivery from your door to the location of your recipient. Door-to-door cargo services can be done in a multitude of different ways from sea freight, air freight and land freight to name just a few.
What Is Involved in Door-To-Door Cargo Services?
Some international freight and forwarding companies like Messiah Freight tend to provide an overall structure. It entails a full package – trucking, pick up, customs, shipment, ground transport, clearing of customs fees, documentation, surcharges, delivery, and shipment. However, other companies don’t give proper or full facilitation.
In this regard, Messiah Freight complies with the need and ensures quick delivery in a reliable and affordable means. To complete the order, most companies offer easy steps, see below:
Step 1: Pick the Consignment from Port
Door-to-door cargo services involve different types of transportation. It can be anything from rail to truck. However, the first step of completing a cargo service is to help the clients with quality delivery. For that, the goods are taken from one port to another without any hassle. This means, delivering goods from the place of origin to the place of destination.
Step 2: Complete the Custom Documentation
The next step is to prep, submit, and work on all documents associated with customs at both place of shipping and destination locations.
Step 3: Get the Consignment at Your Doorstep
After reaching the goods at the desired place or country, the next step is to pick them up from the railway, port, or other transportation used in the delivery. And then, deliver the entire consignment to the warehouse. From there, another form of door-to-door service will take the products and ship them to the client’s doorstep.
Door-To-Door Cargo Service at Messiah Freight
Here at Messiah Freight, we provide a complete door-to-door cargo package to ensure that your shipment is delivered in the most stress-free manner. We offer international shipments from locations such as Pakistan to the UK and Dubai to the UK as well as local shipments such as container haulage within the UK.
For a free consultation, get in touch with our friendly, experienced staff members who are more than happy to help.
Door-To-Door Cargo FAQs
What Cannot Be Shipped to The UK?
Uk customs have a range of goods that cannot be brought into the UK for personal use and if they are, they will be seized by customs. These include but are not limited to:
- Controlled drugs
- Rough Diamonds
- Offensive Weapons
- Any form of endangered plant or animal species
- Self-defence sprays such as pepper sprays
To find out more, the Gov UK website has highlighted in more detail the full list of prohibited goods.
How Long Does Door-to-Door Cargo Take?
There is no definitive answer to this question as multiple factors can impact the shipping transit time including elements such as shipping route, method of transport as well as distance. If you are looking to find out about a specific route, contact one of our experts for a free consultation to find out more.