Whether it is carriers, port authorities or logistics services providers across the worlds, most stakeholders of the global logistics and supply chain sector agree that congestions, disruptions and shipping challenges that businesses faced in 2021 are likely to continue into 2022. But backed by experience, a focus on customer centricity and adoption of digital tools and technology, global LCL consolidation leader ECU Worldwide has been delivering peace of mind with its door-to-door deliveries in more than 50 global markets.
With blank sailings, shortage of containers, increasing freight rates already compounding global trade challenges, and the peak of the festive season fast-approaching, it is critical that manufacturers, suppliers and distributors plan their cargo movements well ahead of time.
In times like these, logistics expertise and robust network count the most. So, partnering with a global logistics services provider like ECU Worldwide for seamless door-to-door deliveries seems to be the preferred alternative for businesses across sectors and geographies.
Instant access to a global network
For most importers and exporters, blank sailings, lack of capacity at ports, unavailability of manpower or cargo handling equipment, etc. tend to throw a spanner in the works when it comes to sending cargo to and from global destinations.
What can minimize the impact here is door-to-door movements that subvert the port-to-port norm, so customers can focus on their business while their logistics providers tackle shipments across the entire spectrum from the origin to the ports to the final destination. Exactly the kind of synergies ECU Worldwide can create with its network operating in 180 countries.
Further, with strong business relationships with almost all core carriers, it is in a much better position to help businesses navigate the constraints of space availability for their cargo.
Mitigating the challenges of trucking and inland transportation
COVID-19 restrictions, driver shortages, inadequate road networks in and around ports have resulted in trucking and inland transportation witnessing several hindrances.
For businesses looking to transport global cargo shipments, this creates the need for additional effort and coordination which can impact their resource optimization and TAT. However, by opting for door-to-door deliveries from a global leader like ECU Worldwide, customers can experience peace of mind and leave logistics to the experts with extensive multimodal and trucking capabilities.
Reliability, all around the world
“In times of crisis, what ultimately works is trust and collaboration. We, at ECU Worldwide, have built this confidence among our customers. Our global network in 180 countries, years of experience in LCL, FCL and international air freight solutions, along with market leadership and convenient door-to-door deliveries compel customers to work with us over and over again. They know we will deliver excellence and we truly live by that promise”, says Ian McCarthy, Head Digital Sales – ECU360, ECU Worldwide.
What shippers look for is unmatched operational efficiency and savings in cost and time. And door-to-door deliveries are an ideal solution because there is a single partner that handles different types of cargo, its requisite regulatory compliances and customs clearance, and system integration between different platforms and modes of transport – all at a transparent price that is negotiated right when the booking is completed, with no scope for hidden charges.
Speed and advantage of digital technology
One of the biggest strengths of ECU Worldwide’s door-to-door service is that it is instant, convenient and can be booked in just a few clicks using the state-of-the-art digital logistics platform ECU360.
ECU360 empowers customers with instant access to global tariffs, shipping schedules and helps save time, effort and coordination with multiple vendors.
When booking door-to-door deliveries on ECU360, the entire booking and transportation details are managed in a single, controlled digital environment, thus ensuring safety, security and quick information access and flow.
This kind of convergence backed by secure API/EDI connections reduces concerns related to data security and privacy.
When it comes to ensuring seamless global cargo movements even in the face of challenging circumstances, door-to-door services, especially those delivered by trusted global logistics leaders are exactly what global supply chains need in order to build resilience and visibility.