What Delivery Methods Are Used for European and Worldwide Shipping?

Whether you are an individual looking for personal parcel delivery or a business wishing to recruit a 3PL partner to handle shipping worldwide, chances are very little thought is spared about exactly how your shipment makes it from A to B. There are a variety of transit methods used to ensure shipping can be completed safely and successfully, read on to discover more about the options available to you…

By air

Shipping worldwide and a little closer to home to destinations across the UK and Europe is often reliant on air travel. Many courier and freight forwarding services use direct air travel to ensure parcels and other goods can be delivered to and from more than 200 countries, unlocking a host of reliable and fast transit solutions.

By road

Now for something a little more traditional, road transport has been used for years when delivering shipments of all types, including high value and fragile items. It is still one of the most cost effective and reliable ways of getting goods from their place of origin to their final destination, and by using a network of experienced couriers, logistics and freight forwarding companies ensure various load requirements are fully catered.

By rail

Rail travel is also used as a time sensitive and cost conscious way of transporting goods, particularly throughout the UK and the rest of Europe. The rail network is now more wide ranging than ever, connecting companies with a greater selection of destinations for parcel delivery and freight forwarding.

By sea

For those looking for shipping worldwide or high volume forwarding, ocean freight may be the only option. Utilising a range of services, including cross dock management, bespoke air and sea solutions, full customs brokerage, advanced tracking systems and strategic alliances, less container loads and full container loads can be transported to destinations across the globe.