China has witnessed dramatic growth over the last three decades or so, something that has seen it emerge as an epicenter for global trade. Most of the production in the world happens in the Asian nation before it finds its way to the rest of the world through the vast network of shipping routes involving road, sea, rail and air transport.
That makes the freight industry big business in China, which is both a good thing and a bad thing.
Good in the sense that the availability of multiple options is always a good thing, and bad in that it can make it extremely difficult to choose a shipping provider with so many alternatives, more so if you’re not very much acquainted with the industry.
When you want to ship items from China, the last thing you want is to be caught up by unnecessary delays, steep delivery charges, and/or unreliable suppliers. Which is not uncommon at all.
That can be catastrophic especially if your shipment is commercial-related as opposed to intended for personal use, whether you run a small drop-shipping business or large commercial operation that regularly imports from China.
For this reason, just like when choosing a moving company for local, cross-country or international moving, you want to do your due diligence to avoid the frustration (and significant losses) that come with choosing an unreliable provider.
In fact, choosing a road freight and trucking service isn’t much different from choosing a moving company, barring a few differences.