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    Peak Period in Shipping- How to Safely Manage the Impacts
    Updated On: 04 Sep 2023 | 2,703 Views

    Peak Period in Shipping- How to Safely Manage the Impacts

    Peak Period in Shipping- How to Safely Manage the Impacts

    Peak Period in Shipping- How to Safely Manage the Impacts

    This experts' guide is put together to help you, answer such questions as; when is peak season? how to prepare for the peak period? and everything you need to know about the shipping peak season.

    Holiday is Coming for all- September (the ember months starting point) is often considered part of the peak shipping season in many regions, especially in preparation for the holiday season.

    The practice and norms for importers, freight forwarders, shipping air/sea liners during this time will be one or the combination of;

    - Increased consumer demand for products (Foodstuffs & groceries, raw materials, spare parts and tools, equipment, to general cargo).

    - High volume goods to higher shipping volumes and, in most instances,

    - Higher freight rates for Land, Sea and air transportation costs.

    Starting from the month of August to September, October and December of every year, freight forwarders becomes busier in tune to higher international shopping and shipping of the items to final destinations. These periods are regarded as the busiest season otherwise known as peak season.

    Peak season is the most challenging season for most freighters and loaders. It is the busiest time for shipping companies as demands usually outgrow normalcy within a limited capacity.

    It is widely proven that every last quarter of the year is the best season for shopping, by implication, freight forwarders are on the receiving side because they are responsible for the shipping of procured items to their final destinations.

    Within this period, freight forwarders are saddled with more responsibilities to satisfy the pool of questionnaires of ultimate concerns from the consignees who are in eager expectation of their deliveries.

    However, since this is an annual phenomenon, it is expected of freight forwarders to foresee possibilities of managing the season and keep the consignees abreast of the experience ahead.

    As a responsive freight forwarder, we present to you some of the likely scenarios around the peak time as we approach another peak season of the industry. Some of which are;

    Pricing at this Time

    It is worthy of note that at this period of the season, freight rates are updated weekly. Carriers and airlines update their freight rate on a weekly basis. The higher the booking, the more competitive the rate becomes.

    Flight Scheduling

    This is another challenge of the peak season. Cargo plane schedules are likely to change regardless of probability of schedules on the account of space congestion. Rescheduling of flight becomes an option owing to airline cancellation of initial schedule. Congestion of space of airlines is a normal nature of the season. However, we are always on top gear to deliver within the nearly expected time.

    Warehouse Congestion

    The space at the warehouse always becomes limited at the peak season since shipping of items, packages are delayed. However, it is encouraged to quicken your suppliers’ engagement for a timely operation as we advise proper packaging of consolidated items to avoid missing packages.

    How to  Deal with the impact of peak seasons in Shipping

    Effective planning of Shipment for an Air freight transportation, groupage shipping or container shipping to Nigeria will help you meet your shopping, shipping and delivery time of your freights to Nigeria.

    Our Solution for importers of goods during shipping peak period

    Valuehandlers’ consolidation service is one of our cherished services; it is the cheapest service for supporting the shipping experience of eCommerce merchants, individual small shipments, and store owners who procures from different stores.

    Since peak season is natural in the calendar, we take priority in the following;

    ·        Constant update for customers

    ·        Safety of received packages

    ·        Friendly quotes

    ·        Responsive customer care representatives that warmly attend to inquiries

    ·        Best and fastest shipping schedule

    At Valuehandlers International Limited, you are assured of the above priority during peak period. We are deploying proactive measures to control the excesses of the season.

    Where are your shipments?

    Let’s ship for you. Call: 08032241768 or send a mail to info@valuehandlers.com for more information and quotes.


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