The CIS is the Commonwealth of Independent States, consisting of nine post-Soviet member countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. This is a difficult region for logistics companies, because it is remote and hard to reach thanks to mountainous, rugged terrain and harsh weather. However, it is still an important logistics center because of its natural resources and large population.
The Baltic Region is an area of Northern Europe that includes Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia – the three countries bordering the Baltic Sea. These countries are in an excellent position from a logistics point of view because of their access to the sea as well as their proximity to both mainland Europe and Russia. There are many logistics experts in the Baltic Region, and it is has become known as a central shipping hub.
Less than truckload, or LTL, is a method of shipping several pallets or packages over the road in a truck. An LTL shipment is consolidated with other LTL shipments to fill a truck. These shipments might be one pallet or could consist of multiple barrels of product, but they usually take up less than half of a truck.
Temperature sensitive cargo is cargo that must be kept at a certain temperature or range of temperatures to prevent damage. This could be frozen food that will spoil if the temperature goes above freezing, or certain types of pharmaceuticals that need to be heated to maintain their chemical composure.
Less Than Container Load, or LCL, is an ocean or sea cargo shipment that does not require the use of an entire shipping container. This might be a single pallet or several boxes or barrels of product. These shipments are calculated by weight or volume. Usually, freight forwarders will consolidate multiple LCL shipments into one container, optimizing the space available in the shipping vessel.
Multimodal transportation is a service that move cargo from one point or another using two or more modes of transport. This takes place under a single contract, meaning that the same provider is responsible for shipping over the sea as well as moving the cargo with a truck, train, or both when it reaches the land.
ADR means Accord Dangereux Routier, which are the regulations applied to shipments of dangerous goods throughout Europe. Hazardous cargo is anything that might pose a threat to the environment or to the people around it. Toxic chemicals, flammable items, and biological waste are all examples of hazardous goods, and these such items must be shipped in accordance with ADR regulations.12
A voyage charter is the hiring of a vessel and crew for a voyage between a load port and a discharge port. Typical service for project cargo or impressive out of gauge cargo. Whenever you need to transport a big amount of cargo on your own, independent schedule to destination you want – that is a solution.
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