Before distinguishing the two, we should first understand the respective meanings of the two kinds of transportation and explore the differences between the two from our own point of view.
1、 What is container transportation? Container transportation, as the name suggests, is a way of transportation in the unit and form of container. Taking the container as the carrier, the goods sent to the same place are shipped in the container for loading, unloading and handling to complete the transportation task.
2、 What is bulk cargo transportation? Bulk cargo transportation does not concentrate the goods in the container, but is scattered on the ship for transportation. There are no specific requirements for goods, which is an early and popular method in ship cargo transportation.
3、 Compared with container transportation, bulk cargo transportation has a wider range and fewer restrictions. Unnecessary transfer links are reduced, which greatly reduces the transportation cost. But also because of its simple packaging, the damage rate of bulk cargo transportation is much higher than that of container transportation. Therefore, whether marine goods are transported in bulk depends on their own nature and the added value of the goods. The advantages of containers in packaging are particularly obvious, including the following aspects:
1) The container has the effects of resisting wind and rain, avoiding light and earthquake, which can limit the reduction of cargo damage;
2) Containers are handled in full containers, which greatly facilitates transportation, loading and unloading;
3) The lead seal number of the container is unique. You can use the lead seal number to query the relevant basic information of the container. Therefore, it can ensure that the goods of the owner of the goods will not be lost or stolen;
4) Some containers have thermal insulation refrigerators, which can keep many fresh items fresh for a long time, which is its unique advantage.
Based on the above advantages, container transportation has been adopted by many shippers. It is a convenient and sensitive transportation method. For example, in the process of transportation, the container has been greatly damaged by the weather, which can reduce the inevitable damage to the main cargo.