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How to choose the right shipping and logistics company partner during COVID-19

Undoubtedly, COVID-19 has become synonymous with 2020. Changing lives across the world has forced people, businesses and countries to rethink their approach in almost everything. For companies, transporting goods became a mountainous task. This article discusses how to choose the right shipping and logistics partner, ensuring a seamless approach during COVID-19.

Quick communication

For any logistics and shipping company; the ability to communicate effectively is one that often goes unnoticed. For example, with ATP it would be irresponsible to not have an effective communication platform in place for consignment shipments taking place across Asia and the world.

What does this mean? For ATP, our representatives use WeChat to eliminate the email delay that often occurs due to different time zones. This means if you are based in the UK, but have a shipment coming from China, we can immediately contact our representatives across the Pacific Ocean whatever the inquiry is.

No hidden charges

In recent times, a handful of logistics and shipping companies are adding hidden COVID-19 surge charges to consignments. For any business owner already struggling with cut budgets and difficult market conditions, this only exacerbates things.

That’s why at ATP, our prices remain transparent throughout the whole process, with no hidden fees. We understand everyone is struggling one way or another, so we are here to help.

Adaptability

Back in March, 20% of the globe were in lockdown. Flash forward to today and many people are still working from home.

This can introduce complications for logistics and shipping companies. Communication is stretched, the availability to perform certain tasks along the shipment line are blocked and access to equipment and software is limited.

Therefore, choosing a third-party logistics partner that can adapt to these situations is of utmost importance. And what does this mean?

Adapting to different client’s needs and requirements. Maybe you may not be shipping as much as you used to and would need to look into LCL (Less Container Load) container shipments instead.

Maybe your product line has changed. Countries saw a massive surge in PPE, with many clothing retailers adjusting their product line to suit nationwide demand in protective equipment. Also, the urgency to get things from A to B have drastically increased too. If a logistics and shipping company can adapt well to these things, that is most definitely a green flag to look for.

Summary

In short, a logistics and shipping company should possess the following attributes;

  • Communication
  • Transparency
  • Adaptability

These traits will ensure transporting your goods from A to B is performed effectively and efficiently. We at ATP are committed to delivering a tailored service to each and everyone one of their clients, regardless of the task at hand.

For more information, contact our representatives on 0800 056 3418 or email info@asiatradepartners.co.uk. In the meantime, head over to our About Us page to find out about ATP’s origins!

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