How We Handle Your Imported Goods
The import and export industry has been a practice for centuries. Today, the global trade exists in nearly all countries as it can greatly help businesses go global and increase their presence, improve their economy, and forge more profitable partnerships that they were unable to do successfully locally.
In the Philippines, the import and export trade is very beneficial to the economy. In 2018, the country imported US$115.1 billion in goods. With over two decades helping business import and deliver their goods, Cheska Freight successfully handled, shipped, and delivered import goods to our clients in the Philippines – among our other cargo services. And we do it in such a way that we minimize the risk of lost cargo and still deliver on time.
But how do we do it? Here’s our process for importing goods into the country.
Step 1: Discussion & Research
After our clients reach out to us requesting assistance in receiving imported cargo, we start a discussion about what we can do for them, what we provide, and what they can expect. The shipping needs of businesses in various industries often vary, but we have experience handling the needs of various types of businesses and the cargo they need to be shipped.
Next, our team does the research on key information we need to know for a smooth import process. This includes documents we need for customs clearance and special requirements needed for certain kinds of cargo. This is also the step where we look at the costing for your shipment. We’ll provide you with the most cost-effective solution, but you’ll have a say in which direction you want to go.
Step 2: Shipping
After finalizing the arrangements, we have your cargo shipped. This can be done via air or sea freight. Generally, transporting your cargo by airplane is more expensive, especially if you have heavier freight, but it’s more likely to reach you faster in one or two days.
Alternatively, we could have it shipped via sea carrier as this is the less expensive option. However, depending on where your cargo is coming from, it can take days or months until it reaches the Philippines. Throughout this time, you can expect that we’re keeping a close eye on your cargo to avoid its loss.
Step 3: Clearance
Upon your cargo’s arrival, we take care of the clearance process. For over 20 years, we’ve built professional relationships with key customs officers which we use to ensure red tape or any additional bureaucratic hurdles will not cause any delays on your cargo.
For your cargo’s security, we store your cargo in our warehouses until it’s time for the next step.
Step 4: Delivery
Once your cargo is cleared, we take it and personally ship it to your business’ doorstep. This means you don’t have to take time away from your business to pick up your goods, leaving the entire logistics process to us for your convenience.
Why Cheska Freight?
With over two decades of experience, we’re constantly finding ways to perfect our importing process for the sake of efficiency and our clients’ convenience. We want our clients to trust us getting their imported goods to them without any hassle or worry on their part.
Want to learn what we can do for your importing needs? Contact us today to find out more.