Designing an effective and efficient freight delivery service in any society is as critical as any other economic indicator required for development. A functional system will prompt a positive line of growth in the economy of the world, increase domestic and global demand for movement of goods, which will in turn increase business framework globally.
In spite of several challenges facing the movement of goods or parcels across domestic and international destinations, freight delivery service have become very relevant because of its capacity to remove burdens off the shoulder of clients. It takes up the responsibility of ensuring that the sender of the goods are relieved of these challenges in the process of moving the goods from one destination to another, ensuring the safe delivery of the goods to the intended receiver at the desired destination. This service is designed to promote and provide a hitch free process for the movement of goods, which sometimes includes the process of clearing the goods.
The freight delivery service employs the use of different transportation system, which includes sea, air, road or land base, and rail, in the movement of goods from one destination to another. The heavy use of sea based freight movement today is largely related to the fact that it is one of the oldest mean of transportation and has provided reliable and safe delivery service in the movement of goods, parcel and heavy-duty equipment. It is the most patronized mode of freight service though not the fastest means, as it often requires several weeks to move across destinations particularly the international destinations. However, it remains the major means of moving goods and parcels across destinations and about the cheapest delivery system worldwide.
There are however, several challenges facing Freight delivery service in the midst of increasing global demand for freight movement, and these include freight regulations from one region of the world to another, rural and urban road networks, infrastructural development, cost and quality of information technology infrastructure and capacity to cope with the increasing demand for the service.
The integration of Information Technology into the operations of freight delivery has also improved service delivery and access to clients from different regions of the world, unveiling the service to a wider group of users and creating a global platform for the industry. This technological advancement has created a global outlook in the freight industry, improving the relationship between service providers and clients. It is now possible for clients from any part of the world to deal with freight delivery Service Company without leaving their destinations. Client can now access and assess the different freight delivery companies in any part of the world, identify the company that is likely to deliver on promise, make request, indicate the service type required and get prompt response to request made. A more efficient use of the information technology within the sector is capable of bringing about tremendous improvement into the operation of freight service both at the domestic level and international front.