Logistics company versus a carrier steamship company. Explanation?
Carriers will usually handle your cargo from port-to-port basis,
or commonly referred to as a CY / CY move.
A logistics company, such as RDD, will handle your cargo from the
the supplier-manufacturer door in a foreign locations directly to
your door in the United States or other destinations in the world.
A logistics company communicates directly with your supplier-manufacturer
to insure production and shipment timetables. We conclude a shipment
when it has landed at your final destination. RDD intergrates our
services through your supply chain from origin to final destination.
2. Taking advantage of Superior Carrier
Service Contract - What does this mean?
RDD has superior contracts as reflected in our rates levels and
service details, this is due to our personal relationships with
the carriers. RDD's volume of business also supports are competitive
rates, and insure us vessel space capacity when ships are running
full ex Asia.
3. Network of RDD offices and appointed
agents - How does this benefit our customers?
Our Network of RDD offices in all of the commercial center in China
gives you the best service locations with the most qualified personnel
to serve your requirements. RDD's appointed agents are strictly
evaluated for experience and operations. Combined with the direct
RDD offices and our appointed agents we offer our customers the
best of services with local and global knowledge.
4. Will I need to change my current Custom House Broker relationship?
No, in fact we encourage our customers to retain their current set
up with their CHB. If our customers wish to change that is fine
as well RDD will integrate the transportation process through to
your CHB, keeping them completely informed and equipped with all
documentation necessary for proper handling and U.S. Custom entry.
5. Can RDD handle U.S. Custom Clearance
for import cargos?
Yes, RDD is a fully licensed Custom House Broker, we can provide
all services related to the import process. Along with transportation
and customs clearance, our customers are kept well informed and
updated on all matters related to their cargo/shipments.
6. Does RDD handle shipments as an agent
if importers have service contracts with carriers directly?
It is not a problem to act as an agent to follow up on all shipments
under our customers' service contracts. The advantage is that RDD
may provide the services for some shipments that the carriers do
not have or are not covered by the service contracts such as air
freight and LCL shipments.