Shipping methods

What are the shipping methods in logistics?

In logistics, a distinction is made between different types of shipping. The various shipping methods differ primarily in the costs incurred and the delivery time. Thus, faster deliveries are usually more costly. But the type and nature (weight and dimensions) of the goods to be transported also play a role. Heavy and large parts of a machine, for example, often cannot be loaded in a normal truck and then require special heavy transport.

There are also different shipping methods for international shipments. Large individual parts may be transported in a general cargo freighter, while cardboard goods find a place in a container and expensive medical goods reach their destination by air freight.

The following shipping methods can be combined:

  • Same Day Deliveries (same day delivery)
  • Next Day Deliveries (delivery takes place on the next working day)
  • International shipping
  • Express shipping
  • Courier services

Depending on the selected shipping method, the costs and delivery times vary greatly.


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