It is almost the new year which means many companies are already reviewing their 2019 shipping budgets and making projections for the new year. Considering your shipping budget and optimization is one of the most important aspects for your business. 2020 will continue to present more shipping changes especially with international trade in Asian markets. With all the new trade regulations and tariffs that happened in late 2019, companies that trade regularly with China, Japan, Singapore, and other Asian countries need to be aware of how this will impact shipping costs and scheduling. Also, for the first quarter, the Chinese New Year celebration will greatly impact imports and exports.
At Bruning International, we continue to help companies throughout the United States of America manage their international and domestic freight. For international shipping, we have closely monitored the recent changes in shipping agreements between America, Europe & Asia and are dedicated to helping companies navigate these new complexities and get their shipments squared away. As always our connections to our 275 offices worldwide make it easy for us to get fulfillment and clear customs in almost any country. But we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight some specific shipping optimization strategies your company should be considering in 2020.
With Bruning International, companies can easily consolidate their shipments without having to worry about the hassle of finding the right consolidation service or strategy. Through consolidation companies can improve how often they ship, how many different places they ship to, or the price of their shipping. Instead of limiting yourself to shipping only when you have a full container of products, consolidation will allow you to ship more frequently without drastically raising your shipping budget. This is the perfect solution for e-commerce companies. For companies looking to break into new emerging markets overseas, consolidation will allow you to ship the same amount of product to more locations. And for companies that are not trying to increase shipments per quarter or locations, they can lower their overall costs with consolidated shipping.
Another great service our clients can take advantage of is cross-docking. Through cross-docking, a single shipment can be spread out to multiple locations within a country. This is a great solution for B2B clients or retail clients that are looking to save money on transporting their goods inland from an initial port. Speaking of which, Bruning International also handles inland transportation. Our team will find the best solution for your shipments to travel inland to their final destination. As freight forwarders, it is always our goal to remove the headache of planning and executing complex shipping methods.
Wherever you are shipping to and whatever cargo you are shipping, our team would be happy to provide a quote of our services. We make freight forwarding simple and will work with you every step of the way. Contact our team to get a quote on your next shipping project.