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Why you should choose a ship over an airplane to transport your cargo

Why you should choose a ship over an airplane to transport your cargo

Have you ever had some moments where you randomly think about odd stuff then wonder to yourself if you are the only human being who thinks that way? I mean, we all at some point of our life have sat and pondered on the weirdest things ever! Just admit it; I just did! Let me draw your attention to this weird thought for a second. Do you think people prefer to transport cargoes via a Ship or an Airplane? Don’t just shout out the answer that comes to your mind at first, try to process it. Weigh the pros and the cons before coming to a conclusion. I mean, you would have to think about the nature of the cargo being shipped, the size, cost and its purpose as it relates to time. Now that you’ve thought about it thoroughly, which would you choose, and why the ship?

Just leave a comment below and let us know. Now allow me to tell you why you should choose a Ship.

You should choose a ship over an airplane because: ships are inexpensive, and they have sufficient amount of storage space to transport extra-large cargoes such as cars, grocery barrels and containers to name a few. With all these benefits, there is only one disadvantage – ships generally take longer to transport cargoes because of the mode of transportation. A ship can take up to one week depending on the geographical location where it is travelling from to reach its destination, comparing to an airplane which takes approximately a few hours. Depending on the need of the cargo, one would prioritize the airplane service. However, we recommend that people utilize the ship’s services in advance after discovering when they would need their cargo. Not only is the shipping mode cheaper, but it is safer, and cargoes are not liable to be damaged.

With modern day shipping, customers are fortunate enough to track every step of their package(s) once it leaves port, when transported on a ship. As it relates to a vessel, one can still track their package, but will refrain from doing so because they are expecting their cargoes within a few hours. Might I add that customers are sometimes left disappointed if the airplane delays and their packages get lost. While both mode of transportation has their pros and cons, one should choose wisely based on the urgency and safety of the cargo….and in that case, the best alternative is choosing a Ship.

By: Jerome Morant

Jerome Morant is a 23-year old youth influencer and international maritime enthusiast from Clarendon, Jamaica. He holds an undergraduate degree in Customs Processes, Freight Forwarding and Immigration from the Caribbean Maritime University. He is now pursuing his Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications at the University of the West Indies.


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