US: Sizeable benefits of shipping by ocean freight

Prime Group has long specialized in import logistics and export logistics support for produce and perishables goods such as seafood, flowers, and pharmaceuticals – specialty items that need to be shipped quickly and with maximum “personal” attention paid to freshness and quality.

But not all cargo is time-sensitive and needs to reach the customer 'tomorrow'. If a transit time of several weeks to a month from point to point is acceptable, then sea freight is the best choice – and Prime Logistics is ready to deliver.

"When determining the best mode of transport, shippers and forwarders not only consider how fast they need delivery, but they also factor in price. As you know, airfreight shipment is considerably more expensive than the same volume of sea freight cargo. So, essentially, it comes down to the nature of the freight, the time frame, and how much the shipper is willing and able to spend," says Yulieth Onofre, manager at the Miami-based sales team.

"There are so many benefits to ocean shipping, but yes, customers should know of the challenge in predicting and controlling the shipping timelines due to circumstances like congestion at seaports, which can end up causing delays and additional costs. Natural disasters also can wreak havoc on shipping patterns and schedules. But we are very good at preparing for, monitoring, and responding to those real threats. "

"Typically, August and into the fall is the annual peak season for ocean shipping. In recent years, however, a summertime peak period has also emerged in advance back-to-school demand. That didn’t happen last year of course, due to the pandemic, but it appears we are slowly getting back on track with this general trend. And although it is still summer now, we already have our eye on the peak holiday period ahead." 

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