Monday, 14 August 2017

Functions of Warehousing

  •        Storage of goods.

The basic function of warehouse is to store large stock of goods. These goods are stored from the time of their production or purchase till their consumption or use.
  •        Protection of goods.

A warehouse provides protection of goods from loss or damage due to heat, dust, wind and moisture etc. it makes special arrangements for different product according to their nature.
  •        Risk bearing.

When the goods are stored in warehouses they are exposed to many risks in the form of theft, deterioration, exploration, fire etc. warehouses are constructed in such a way as to minimize these risks.
  •       Financing.

When goods are deposited in any warehouse, the depositor gets a receipt, which act as a proof about the deposit of goods.
  •        Processing.

Certain commodities are not consumed in the form they are produced. Processing is required to make them consumable.
  •       Grading and branding.

Warehouses also perform the functions of grading and branding of goods on behalf of the manufacturer, wholesaler or the importer of goods. It also provides facilities for mixing, blending and packaging of goods for the convenience of handling and sale.
  •       Transportation.

Warehouses provide transport arrangement to the bulk depositors. It collects goods from the place of production and also sends goods to the place of delivery on request of the depositors.

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Cargo Consolidation in UAE:

Cargo Consolidation is a service involves in cargo transportation to the stuffing point, stuffing of cargo in container, custom process of shipping documents, and finally re-packing if necessary for delivery. Consolidation includes in land, water and air route of transportation. Basically, consolidation can reduce the cost of moving smaller volumes of goods by moving the goods together. This can save cost of shipment. Transportation in sea consists of two types of loads – FCL and LCL.

·       Full container load (FCL):  It is most cost-effective to charter a 40-foot container that is suitable for most goods. FCL usually turns out to be the best choice to optimize your import or export operations by ocean,
·       Less container load (LCL):  It reduces ocean freight cost effectively and offer you space within a container that is shared with other customers goods. It gain many services: they are
¨     Competitive pricing
¨     Shipment visibility
¨     Network coverage
¨     Frequent sailing with fast transit time.

¨     Reliability and on time deliveries

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