Traditionally, the most common type of shipping of both complete FCL containers and LCL groupings was the “door to port” or “port to port” service, while “door to door” deliveries were reserved for courier / parcel service. However, in recent years international trade is tending to turnkey sales contracts with direct delivery at the final destination. The door to door service is, therefore, a form of delivery in which the freight forwarder is responsible for collecting and delivering the goods at agreed points with the final customer.
From goods collection from an indicated address to delivery at port of origin. Passing through Ocean freight shipping from port of origin to port of destination. ending with delivery from destination port to indicated final address.
Standard shipping services typically only include pricing for the expenses to transfer the product or shipment from Point A to Point B. This ignores things like customs fees, import taxes, or other fees that may be incurred along the way.
Hassle-free door to door logistics services, however, ensure that you, the client, don’t have to worry about any extraneous costs after you sign your contract. Everything is taken care of, and you don’t have to wonder if your shipment will hit any snags along the way.
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