Central European Railway FCL vs LCL
International maritime or railway transports goods in standard containers. A 40-foot standard container, the theoretical loading capacity is about 60 cubic meters. Based on the standard pallet as the data basis to calculate the loading situation, its full load is about 44 pallets.
Looking back at the current market situation, with the continuous development of China's economy, the role of small and medium-sized enterprises in international trade is becoming more and more significant. The number of small and medium-sized enterprises has accounted for more than 99% of the number of enterprises in international trade, and the amount of exports has also exceeded more than 70% of the total.
However, due to the limitation of production scale and order quantity, small and medium-sized enterprises usually cannot reach the capacity of a standard container for each transportation volume. In this case, there are two ways for small and medium-sized enterprises to respond.
1. Reduce the unit's logistics and transportation costs by combining multiple shipment orders. However, this will prolong the delivery period of the goods, and may face the risk of contract breach and loss of market share.
2. Ship through the whole cabinet. However, this will increase the cost of logistics operations, and thus increase the cost of products, and may face trade losses, making the products lose market competitiveness.
Large enterprises are also under tremendous market competition pressure. Due to the large scale of enterprises, the pressure on all aspects will be much greater than that of small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore, how to properly allocate cash flow, physical logistics and information flow is particularly important for large enterprises.