Logistics for exporting is more than a simple equation balancing out the cost and timing options of whether you use road, rail, air or sea. With stringent and specific market requirements, it’s all about getting the details right.
From ensuring you have the correct export documentation with the Harmonised System codes, through to meeting the local market’s product labelling and traceability requirements. The costs can be high if you get it wrong.
Arm yourself with the right knowledge and reduce the risk of your product being delayed, refused entry, lost in transit, suffering product spoilage, and other issues that can result in additional costs to you. As you grow your business and target new international markets, you can handle logistics yourself, but sometimes it pays huge dividends to get professional help.
“Hire somebody that knows about freight and logistics. It is a critical component of an organisation, and I think it’s one of the first ones that every business overlooks. And it’s absolutely a key driver to success is having a seamless freight and logistics operation.” Steve Boyd, Deadly Ponies
This guide introduces you to the key considerations to improve your export logistic practices and identify the help you may need. You’ll find information on:
- How to use Harmonised System (HS) Codes
- What a Freight Forwarder can do for you
- Common problems you can overcome with a little attention to detail
Download our free guide on this page for more information.
Watch this four-minute video of Jai Basrur, NZTE Beachhead Advisor and Steve Boyd from Deadly Ponies on the increasing importance of getting freight and logistics right as the size of your business grows.
If you would like to learn more about developing the right approach to exporting for your business, register now for the next Export Essentials workshop. We’ll give you practical tools and techniques to take your business global.