Relocation Assistance, Relocation Helping Tips :-
In India, each transportation mode has its own advantages and didadvantages in terms of cost, service, reliability and safety. The Indian Transport Industry in its 55 years of independent existance have done major efforts to improve its working and reliability. They have integrate some transport systems and the result is very good. India now have 2 types of main transportation systems.
- Intermodal Transportation System:
- Multimodal Transportation System:
Intermodal Transportation System :-
This system uses two or more transport modes with a single rate thats why its also called 'Linked System'. The companies or transportation modes operators ensures that the modes have common characteristics for easy transfer of the freight during a goods move between the origin & destination points. In this system the compnaies have tie ups between other companies and can use so many companies services to deliver their goods to the destination point.
Multimodal Transportation System :-
In the Multimodal Transportation System, there is a set of transport modes that offers connections between origin and destination point. This model may also be treated as intermodal transportation but its not must to be. To transfer/move household goods, office or commercial articles or corporate items, from one place to another, packing moving companies have many options to transport the goods from any part of India to bangalore or from bangalore to any destination in India and abroad. The multimodel transportation system consists of many transportation modes like (combination of any of) Trucks, Cargo, Trailors, Air Shiping and Sea Shipping. On the customers requirements, the transportation system is selected either its Intermodel or Multimodel Transportation System.
Packing and Moving companies have expertise to deliver goods safely and at time and the reasonbehind this is the easy transporttaion modes now available in India. The choice of the transportation mode depends on several factors like: the weight and volume of the goods, timeliness, budget, legal guidelines etc.
Some of the Common Transportation Modes :-
Mini Trucks :-
Mini trucks are spacious enough , fast, easy to handle are considered as a very good transportation mode in India since these trucks are easy to move and user friendly in case the clients needs to transport small amount of goods from Bangalore to other parts or within bangalore. These trucks are sized like an midium car having features as: two seats at driver cabuin, clear instrument cluster, utility trays, magazine pockets, twin-blade, twin-speed wipers and combination switches. These are considered best when you need to move between less thick roads & most importtant is they don't require a professional driver. So anyone having driving experience can easily operate it.
Full size trucks are really helpful when it comes to load a lot and move to any very far destination. Full trucks comes for various purposes and sizes. Normally trucks are of 6 ytres and can load 1 MT- 12 MT while some business purpose / commercial trucks are of 16 tyres and can load 9 MT- 40 MT and more in a single load. These are fast, safe and easy for huge transpoortation. Full trucks are normally used for commercial purposes. These trucks offer a good transportation option in the surface travel. These might look like a huge long boses and have an driver cabin and rest is for loading of goods. Driver cabin consists of 2 seats, a sleeper, clothing and other items racks. These trucks needs professional drivers and can't be easily drove by anyone since they need extra care while driving due to their heavy size. They are extremely useful in moving for huge goods.
Lift Van :-
A wooden or metal container used for packing household goods and personal effects. These are used for storage as well as transportation, lift vans are generally used when the total shipment weighs less than 4,000 pounds. Lift-vans are usually lined with water-resistant paper and may be caulked as necessary to keep the goods dry. After caulking, steel straps are placed around the outside to secure the lift-van. Though custom made sizes can be there, the standard sizes are 185 to 210 cubic feet. They also offer the advantage of easy inspection for custom clearance.
Containers are used worldwide for the moving and packing purpose as containerization allows the mechanized handling of cargoes of diverse types and dimensions, that are placed into boxes of standard dimensions. In this way goods that might have taken days to be loaded or unloaded from a ship can now be handled in a matter of minutes. The container is a load unit that can be used by several transport modes. Indeed, the container is usable by maritime, railway and road modes, making it an essential part of intermodal transportation. The usage of containers shows the complementarity between freight transportation modes by offering a higher fluidity to movements and a standardization of loads.
Useful in rail as well as road transportation, truck trailers are used for moving freight. Typically, regular semi-trailers can be used in their standard form only and need not be specially designed. In cease pf transport by rail, semi-trailers are transported on railway flatcars. This arrangement is called "piggyback"
Steamship Containers :-
Resembling motor freight trailers, steamship containers are mainly manufactured using good quality steel. Due to their robust construction, they allow for best protection of a shipment as compared to other containers. These containers can only be used by ocean carriers and are not be fit for storage purposes. If the minimum weight and volume criteria is met with buy the goods, lower transportation charges are an additional advantage.
These are used for bulky shipments and have the capacity to hold more than one lift van. To effectively use a steamship container, a minimum of 700 cubic feet (approximately 4,000 pounds) is suggested. Also, it must be checked if it can be shipped in the destination country (some foreign countries do not allow it).
Air Freight Containers :-
These containers have particular standards of construction. The construction is restricted to certain dimensional specifications in order to pass through aircraft cargo doors. It is made up of a triple-layered corrugated cardboard and range in size from 18 to 96 cubic feet. The larger air freight containers are fitted with skids for ease in moving with a forklift.
Mention has been made already how in the maritime sector passenger services have become divorced from freight operations. The exception being ferry some services where the use of RORO ships on high frequency services adapt to the needs of both market segments. Deep sea passenger travel is now dominated by cruise shipping which has no freight-handling capabilities, and bulk and general cargo ships rarely have an interest or the ability to transport passengers.
Most rail systems still operate passenger and freight business. Where both segments are maintained the railways give priority to passengers, since rail persists as the dominant mode for inter-city transport in India, China and much of the developing world. In Europe the national rail systems and various levels of government have prioritized passenger service as a means of checking the growth of the automobile, with its resultant problems of congestion and environmental degradation. Significant investments have occurred in improving the comfort of trains and in passenger rail stations, but most notable have been the upgrading of track and equipment in order to achieve higher operational speeds. Freight transport has tended to lose out because of the emphasis on passengers. Because of their lower operational speeds, freight trains are frequently excluded from day-time slots, when passenger trains are most in demand. Overnight journeys may not meet the needs of freight customers. This incompatibility is a factor in the loss of freight business by most rail systems still trying to operate both freight and passenger operations.
Freight and passenger vehicles still share the roads. The growth of freight traffic is helping increase road congestion and in many cities concerns are being raised about the presence of trucks. Already, restrictions are in place on truck dimensions and weights in certain parts of cities, and there are growing pressures to limiting truck access to non-daylight hours. Certain highways exclude truck traffic – the parkways in the US for example. These are examples of what is likely to become a growing trend – the need to separate truck from passenger vehicle traffic. Facing chronic congestion around the access points to the port of Rotterdam and at the freight terminals at Schiphol airport, Dutch engineers have worked on feasibility studies of developing separate underground road networks for freight vehicles.
Air Transport :-
Air transport is the mode where freight and passengers are most integrated. Yet even here a divergence is being noted. The growth of all-freight airlines and the freight-only planes operated by some of the major carriers, such as Singapore Airlines, are heralding a trend. The interests of the shippers, including the timing of the shipments and the destinations, are sometimes better served than in passenger aircraft. The divergence between passengers and freight is also being accentuated by the growing importance of charter and ‘no-frills’ carriers. Their interest in freight is very limited, especially when their business is oriented towards tourism, since tourist destinations tend to be lean freight generating locations.