Las Vegas Crating and Logistics handles all of your physical freight transportating of cargo, merchandise goods, and commodities. According to Wikipedia the term shipping was referred to orginally as transport by sea, but is now extended to air and land cruser transport. SImilarilly the term Logistics is borrowed from the military.
METHODS OF SHIPMENT
GROUND - Shipping by truck or train can be classified as land or "ground". This also included but is not limited to road transport and freight by rail. If the shipment touches the sea or air, often ground transport is necessary to move the cargo from it's origin to the seaport or airport. It then moves to it's next stop or destination based on what port is available. This method of ground shipping is commonly more affordable than moving by air travel, but has more expenses than transport by sea. Especially if your cargo is going far inland to a developing country where infrastructure might not be capable and efficient.
Multimodal transport is a shipment of cargo by trucks, directly from you, the shipper to your destination. This is more commonly known as door to door shipment.
SHIP AND SEA FREIGHT TRANSPORT - More shipping is done over the oceans and sea that you might imagine. Merchant shipping is often the primary source of income for much of the world's enconmy with over 100,000 commercial ships worldwide. Martime transport utilizes barges, sailboats, and cargo ships. Transportation by water is usually cheaper than air transport, even with exchange rates fluctuating as fee's are placed on top of freighting charges for carrier companies. This is known as the Currency Adjustment Factor or (CAF)
Intermodal shipping, crating, and freighting is the method of transport when your packaged goods, cases, boxes, pallets, and barrels are carried through more than one mode of delivery.
Since most lakes and rivers are too small to transport many general goods, bulk carrieres are often required. These are cargo ships that specialize in transporting bulk cargo which can include grain, rice, ore, or other heavy materials. Lake freighters are composed of large fleets at times which transverse the narrower waterways and lakes.
Container ships are available if you need to move truck-sized containers. These cargo ships carry their entire load in a technique called containerization. Known as box boats, these behemoths carry the majority of all dry cargo in the world.
Perishable commodities often need to be moved and transported long distances, and that is where Reefers, or refigerated ships come into use. All goods are safely kept in temperature-controlled environments and allow the safe passage of vegetables, dairy, fish, meat, fruit, and all other food related items.
AIR FREIGHT AND CARRIERS - Dedicated airlines used for the transport of cargo by air. Airfreight carriers and cargo airlines are the means of use to handle the logistics of managing and controlling the flow of products, goods, and services from the source of production to the given marketplace.
Finished inventories and raw materials alike need to be repositioned to a new geographical location. Or it could be air express and airmail that needs to be delivered. The worlds first offical airmail flight happened in 1911 !
Materials that are commonly used for standard air freight cargo shipping services are dry goods and any items which do not contain liquied, such as textiles, retail or consumer goods, machinery, and hardware and electronics. As it is possible to air transport temperature controlled materials, hazardous wastes, live animals, human remains, and heavy weight cargo loads over dimensional freight, these types of services do require extra steps.
Most air cargo can be shipped however regardless of size, type, or weight in single packages, on pallets or skids, in crates or containers, or consolidated for air cargo shipments.