The industry involves various transport handling services like warehousing, freight management, transport and distribution services, and various auxiliary and supplementary transport services like freight brokerage services; courier service and shipping bill accounting services, and even other auxiliary and supplementary transport services such as freight forwarding and delivery reporting services. These services are designed to provide convenience for the end users and also help them to achieve a better business. In addition to these two functions, there are other types of transport services which are also implemented to serve their purpose.
As stated in the name, there are different transport categories and they include domestic, international, freight and logistics, passenger and mail, commercial and public, inter-island and intra-island, transcontinental and transpacific, trucking and carriers, railway freight, air cargo and other freight forwarding services. It should be noted that each category has its own set of regulations, and each type requires a different set of rules and procedures to be followed.
One of the most popular and essential services in any transport category is that of cargo handling. Cargo handling services include containerization and handling, transport and transportation, as well as cargo warehousing, loading and unloading, packaging and wrapping, warehousing and packaging, export and import management, and the like. All the different types of services have their own set of regulations and procedures. The different categories of goods that can be transported under these services include: chemicals, machinery and electrical equipment, agricultural and allied products, consumer durables, electrical equipment and components, clothing, glassware and porcelain, pharmaceuticals, and office products. This list is not exhaustive, since the number of the services varies from one transport category to another.
Freight management and transport are the main function of all the different transport categories, which include shipping, air freight, sea freight, land freight, road freight, international air cargo and road freight. There are numerous ways and means through which the freight that is shipped from one country to another can be delivered. The most popular way is through air. For instance, a cargo company or a freight forwarder will hire trucks with loads of goods and deliver it to its destination. On the other hand, sea freight can be arranged through the use of a cargo ship, while land freight can be arranged through the use of trucks, lorries, trains and automobiles.
On the other hand, the freight management service involves the delivery of cargo by using methods other than shipping. Such methods include warehouse and loading services, warehousing, packaging and loading and unloading services.
Transport category has a number of sub categories which include: air cargo, inland freight, land freight, long distance shipping, local freight, intercontinental freight, long distance freight, specialty shipments, sea freight, trucking, carrier freight, road freight, inland freight, international freight, and the like. The classification of each type of service depends on the mode of transport used for its delivery and the distance of the destination.