Several modes of transportation are available to you when you want to import or export goods internationally. While the choice is often made based on the cost, timeframe, and safety of the mode of transportation, other criteria should also be taken into account, such as the rules that apply to international transportation.
International maritime transportation
Maritime transportation is the most widely used mode in international transportation and trade, because it’s usually the least expensive. It makes it possible to transport large volumes and high quantities of goods in containers at lower prices. Its main downside, however, is the delivery period, which is longer. Another limitation is that transportation is only possible via ports. This mode of transportation involves: