Welcome to Gudang Shipping Pte Ltd.
I'm James Kiew, Founder of Gudang Shipping Pte Ltd. I’ve been working in international shipping for some times now. I used to be in the wholesales industries, but now I am helping businesses to cross borders, reach new markets and build strong business at destination.
The big boys used to be our clients. Now they’re our competitors. I have learned a few things from them over the years. Cross border transportation is different from moving stuff locally. It involves regulatory compliance. It involves global collaboration among freight forwarders. In Indonesia for example, It is a major challenges for inter-island connectivity. Many of the inter-island connected through small commercial and non-commercial ports and hundreds of small domestic airports. Here is where most people get more information about Southeast Asia.
Cargo handling is expensive. Yet, It doesn't means that you need to have a "burning money" mindset in order to move your cargo from country to country or simply "parking" your cargo. I saw many Importers / Exporter spending unnecessarily logistics expenses, resulting in 20-30 percent increase in product costs.
Cost of FCL may be cheaper than LCL but it involves additional expenses, which you will have to get the container picked up, delivered, and returned empty container to the deport within the free time to avoid any detention charges.
LCL costs more than FCL per unit of freight, but it does reduce your overall cost like storage and inventory. LCL shipments improved flexibility and allows you to adjust for business needs. There is a break-even point at which the price of a large LCL load equals the price of full container load. I will be advising you whether to ship FCL or LCL after that.
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