There are many reasons that leasing commercial property makes sense, but storing cargo for ocean exporting is one popular reason many seek out these options. Freight is typically brought to the port to be housed before being loaded onto an ocean vessel for transportation. There are many ways that this freight can be brought in, and the way it is brought in can determine how much storage space is needed for this freight. Read below to see the different options related to bringing freight to the port to be exported.
The first step for exporting cargo containers is to order the product. Dry goods, produce and manufactured goods are transported to the marine terminal. Local and non local goods are stored or housed while awaiting other cargo to be shipped. This industrial warehouse space is vital for storing and arranging the products to properly fit on the ocean vessel. Storing good consists of leasing commercial property for commercial warehousing, some may choose to buy a warehouse, and some opt for renting a warehouse. These storage facilities are usually the last stop before cargo is transported to the shipping container for shipments.
How cargo is transported to to the warehouse for shipping varies. One way is railyards. There are a variety of options when it comes to railways delivering goods. Railyards that are off dock typically deliver good directly to trucks. These trucks then transport the good to the storage unit until they are ready to be placed on the ocean vessel. Railyards that are near the dock typically deliver the good to the storage warehouse themselves to housed until time to load. Some trains are directly on the dock, and these trains typically don’t store the goods. The goods are loaded directly from the train onto the vessel.
There are two ways that trucks deliver goods to the dock to be transported. One way is for the truck to be loaded with an ocean container on the back. This ocean container is loaded with the goods and the entire container is usually dropped off at the storage space at the dock. This is a time when leasing commercial property becomes beneficial. Housing ocean containers off of trucks saves time, but it requires a large amount of storage space. Other trucks are loaded with cargo and brought to the storage facility and unloaded. The cargo is housed in the storage facility then loaded again into an ocean container to be placed on the vessel. The second option offers more flexibility in storage, but requires more work to unload, store and load onto ocean containers. With more than 166,000 individuals working in the warehouse storage industry, this usually isn’t a problem.
As you can see the methods vary and each one has it’s own advantages and disadvantages, but one thing is common between all of them which is the need for storage space. The amount of occupied warehouse space in distribution centers has increased over 85% since the year 2000, and this number will most likely continue to rise. When considering leasing commercial property for your freight needs, consider not only how much space you’ll need, but also how that freight will be transported to the warehouse or storage space. These decisions will help you choose the best option that fits all of your shipping needs.