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1. Learning about Trucking Shipping Containers. 2. 5 Tips for Shipping Freight in Canada. 3. Canadian Ports Make Ocean Freight a Convenient Choice for Import-Export Businesses. 4. Keeping Air Shipping in Canada Hassle-Free. 5. Lowering the Cost of Intermodal Transportation in Canada. 6. Save on Shipping Costs for Business or Personal Needs when Sending Packages from Canada. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Learn More About Different Transportation Systems

Learn More About Different Transportation Systems
  • Learning about Trucking Shipping Containers
  • 5 Tips for Shipping Freight in Canada
  • Canadian Ports Make Ocean Freight a Convenient
    Choice for Import-Export Businesses
  • Keeping Air Shipping in Canada Hassle-Free
  • Lowering the Cost of Intermodal Transportation in
  • Save on Shipping Costs for Business or Personal
    Needs when Sending Packages from Canada

Learning about Trucking Shipping Containers
  • How Shipping Containers are Made
  • Each shipping container is made using a giant
    roll of steel that is then cut up into several
    sheets of metal. Those cut up pieces are then
    sandblasted, primed, and corrugated to add
    strength. Roof panels, door handles and the floor
    are made separately. Then wall panel and square
    tubing are welded to the top. Afterwards, two
    hinged doors are framed to the hinges to fit
    tightly and the wall panels are separately welded
    together. The last step is that the room panel
    and door frame are installed.
  • The Average Trucking Shipping Container and
    Intermodal Terminals
  • Intermodal containers are often used to ship
    large amounts of freight across the ocean, more
    so than on land by truck. This type of container
    is best used for a shipment that is going large
    distances. Once a container reaches land, a
    company will have something called a intermodal
    terminal where the freight is generally
    delivered. Intermodal terminals are open 24/7.
    Standard containers are generally anywhere from
    20-40 feel high depending on the product, and
    some containers are heated while others are
    cooled. The containers that were mentioned before
    are the standard containers.

Learning about Trucking Shipping Containers
  • Intermodal Containers Used in Truck Shipping
  • Intermodal containers are used as truck shipping
    containers once they are moved from a different
    mode of transportation. The container is moved
    from the ship to the truck and then driven to the
    location where the product is due for pickup.
    Moving intermodal containers for more than 300
    miles work best when moved by truck.
  • Types of Trucking Shipping Containers and their
  • There are different types of containers which can
    be useful in assisting intermodal transportation.
    There are car carrier containers which are used
    to carry stacks of a product. Half-height
    containers which are half the height of average
    containers are used to carry small amounts of
    inventory. This allows for simple loading and
    unloading. There are special purpose containers
    which, as the name implies, is put to use for a
    special purpose determined by the company.
    Circular shipping containers are made with
    plastic, metal and many other substances and are
    used to move liquid products.

5 Tips for Shipping Freight in Canada
  • Make sure your freight is securely packed.
  • Regardless of which freight company you choose, a
    sloppy packing job exposes your shipment to all
    kinds of damage. Remember that your parcel will
    be transported either by ground or air, and that
    during that process shifting and shaking is
    inevitable. Newspaper, bubble wrap, and foam are
    all good investments when packaging an item for
    shipping via a freight company.
  • Choose the shipping company thats right for you.
  • Shipping and freight companies offer different
    services, and often charge different rates for
    those services. Some companies specialize in
    getting your freight to its destination as soon
    as possible, while others specialize in hazardous
    materials, or oversized freight.
  • Use online tools to track your freights
  • Most shipping and freight companies offer
    detailed tracking information to help you monitor
    your shipments progress from point A to point B.
    In most cases, the freight companys website
    will provide you with tracking tools, but some of
    the larger companies also have mobile apps that
    allow you to check up on your freight from

5 Tips for Shipping Freight in Canada
  • Consider shipping or freight Insurance.
  • Regardless of how well you pack your freight,
    accidents do happen. Nearly all shipping and
    freight companies have policies that protect
    their customers from lost shipments or damage,
    but those policies usually only come into play if
    the shipping company has erred in some way. If
    your shipment is damaged due to poor packaging or
    lost due to improper addressing, you may be
    liable. If this is a concern for you, it may be
    worth it to protect your freight with shipping
    insurance. Be sure to check with your freight or
    shipping company to find out what kind of
    insurance policies they may offer.
  • Take advantage of convenient pick-up/drop-off
  • Some freight companies make this easier than
    others, but nearly all of them have a few
    different options for getting your freight to
    them or picking up your freight from them. In
    some cases, the company may have stand-alone
    drop-off points in high-traffic areas. Sometimes,
    however, you may have to go a little bit out of
    your way to get your parcel to the shipping
    company. Make sure to find out which company
    offers the right solutions to meet your needs.

Canadian Ports Make Ocean Freight a Convenient
Choice for Import-Export Businesses
  • Convenience
  • Ocean freight uses existing shipping lines to
    import and export goods. Large container ships
    are constantly circling the globe, transporting
    goods from continent to continent across vast
    oceans. While ocean freight may not be the
    fastest method to get your goods from point A to
    point B, the convenience of ocean freight can be
    found in the services offered by Canadas many
    shipping companies.
  • Cost
  • To ship products by ocean freight, goods are
    first packed into large shipping containers. This
    makes ocean freight one of the most
    cost-efficient ways to move goods around the
    world. A container is a large 20- or 40-foot
    rectangular metal box designed to be filled at
    the port of origin, then loaded onto a container
    ship and sent across the ocean. At the
    destination port, the container is offloaded and
    then either claimed by the buyer or loaded onto a
    truck for delivery.
  • Capability
  • Ocean freight offers a range of options that are
    not available using other freight methods. For
    example, there are no restrictions on the size or
    type of products shipped by ocean freight, which
    is not true of other methods.

Keeping Air Shipping in Canada Hassle-Free
  • Shipper responsibility when dealing with live
  • The shipper complies with the rules and
    regulations governing all live cargo
  • The animal must be in good health
  • The container or kennel the animal is being
    shipped in conforms with IATA regulations
  • Arrival volume and weight match with the
    acceptance claimed when the cargo was accepted
  • Air shipping satisfaction is the key aim for
    service providers.
  • Air shipping requirements are CIFFA (Canadian
    International Freight Forwarders Association)
    certified, to ensure that all shipping rules are
    followed. There are multiple shipping service
    providers available to choose from. Some have won
    awards for Outstanding Contribution Excellence in
    Innovation and Air Excellence Awards, both ways
    to recognize top quality shipping companies.

Keeping Air Shipping in Canada Hassle-Free
  • Advancements in technology make a difference.
  • Shipping quality includes innovation in
    applications and technology which provide higher
    satisfaction in quality of service. Improvements
    are being sought out every day, and both customer
    and service providers reap the benefits of the
    constant search for perfection. Industry
    standards are met with ease as technology
    improves in quality.
  • Air shipping is changing every day.
  • When it comes to air shipping in Canada, be
    prepared to receive the very best in quality and
    options. Its time to be astounded! Go online now
    to find the perfect solution to all shipping

Lowering the Cost of Intermodal Transportation in
  • Planning
  • Planning how a product is going to be shipped is
    a simple way to keep from piling up unnecessary
    costs. Most companies will make it easier on
    service providers by simply making sure the
    logistics company gives proof of delivery.
  • Communication
  • The company that is shipping the product and the
    company that receives the product must be in
    constant communication, because as the saying
    goes, time is money. If the product doesnt get
    shipped off on time or doesnt make it to its
    prioritized destination, money can be lost. If
    the product isnt moved for a period of time
    money can be lost.

Lowering the Cost of Intermodal Transportation in
  • Equipment Cost
  • Companies have the choice of moving product by
    plane, by train or by truck. When extra equipment
    like cranes are needed to move product from one
    mode of transportation to another the
    infrastructure cost can go up. To combat this,
    using only two forms of transportation at best or
    just the cheapest mode of transportation goes a
    long way.
  • Doing the Product Shuffle
  • Moving one product to more than one mode of
    transportation can risk the product being damage
    which can increase overhead cost. Decide early on
    the route through which the product is going be
    sent and what form of transportation will be used
    in order to eliminate damaged goods.
  • Load Tracking
  • Keep a close eye on the companys product. An
    organization should always be aware of where a
    product is going and when at all times. The
    company that receives the product should let you
    know the moment the product is received.

Save on Shipping Costs for Business or Personal
Needs when Sending Packages from Canada
  • Smaller packages equal smaller charges
  • Use less packaging filler (packing peanuts, for
    an example) smaller packaging lowers the weight
    of the package
  • The smaller the package, the lower the costs of
    delivery. Make certain that the amount of the
    charges being paid is the lowest possible charge.
    Larger packaging charges will hurt the bottom
    line every time
  • Avoid using only one postal carrier if there is
    an option available always shop around for the
    best deals
  • Its okay to negotiate
  • Force 3rd-party carriers to compete for your
    business. Most carriers will work with their
    customers to help them find the lowest deals they
    can give. When packages are small, it is likely
    better to ship by regular mail carriers. When
    packages get larger, or if there are multiple
    packages, do the math! Whenever money can be
    saved, taking time to find a good deal is the
    best option. In the long run, you will see the
    money saving practices you use help you save and

Save on Shipping Costs for Business or Personal
Needs when Sending Packages from Canada
  • Dont lose money by not being inaccurate
  • Its easy to relax accuracy when there is
    pressure to meet time deadlines. Accuracy counts
    when the wrong postage is being paid. Remember,
    saving money is the best practice. The size of
    the box or package being sent needs to be right
    every time. Also, when packages are at a lower
    weight, it changes the cost dynamic. Another tip
    is to send packages as media mail when possible
    will also likely have lower costs. Dont forget
    that different package standards may be different
    from country to country.
  • Use online mailing labels and purchasing
    packaging materials
  • Where there is an alternative, purchasing labels
    online may cost less than going to the shipping
    center. It is a valuable time-saving practice, so
    go online when possible. Repurpose packaging when
    it is an option. This practice saves money by not
    purchasing packaging so often, but it is great
    for the environment. Use money-saving payment
    systems whenever it is possible.

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