This sets out the basic considerations. exporters and can which sections are most relevant tc their own eJacn'"-'~'"'L The details of the distribution and cost, and the total transport concept are discussed in Chapter
may an trans:?ort method best for them. Unless there is a better way,
forwarders should follow their
The five basic considerations are:
e Speed of delivery • Destination and possible routes available e Product type and packaging required
These will suggest the choice of method and route. Depending on circumstances, some factors may be more important than others. For
example, where there is a factory machine breakdown and a spare parr is required urgently, 'speed of delivery' is the key consideration, as it is for medical supplies, and for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. But also important are the 'delivery terms' (who pays for the airfreight) and the 'possible route' (for example, more expensive direct with an airline tonight, or less expensiye with a consolidation service, but which is not available for another three days).