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 Anatomy of International Freight

All charts come encapsulated and have resin timber supports top and bottom
Large charts are created from two matching sheets, and there is an option to not have
the supports if you want to add your own or frame the charts.

This chart is finding its way onto the walls of a wide range of logistics sectors.
And it is easy to see why. The detail is astounding that has left some of our
clients "awe struck".
The business of freight has many sectors and the chart gives these businesses
the ideal tool to show staff, visitors and clients where they are in the bigger picture.

It is a vibrant overview of the industry that is at home in a boardroom
or training area.
This chart is a magnet, with fascinating detail and information.

Whether you are involved in freight forwarding, importing, hazardous goods
or you manufacture pallets, this wall chart (which is nearly 2 metres wide)
will be of great benefit.

Have a look through the contents featured below. It gives you a brief
overview, but sadly doesn't convey the brilliant detail and impact.
You can only appreciate this by getting your own.

Chart content  

Air Freight
Air freight is obviously featured extensively on this chart. The detail enlargement
of the cargo terminal and perishable cargo centre are perfect to explain the fascinating
array of specialised equipment that operate here.
It is here that your finger is going to explore the route that normal, non-hazardous,
hazardous, valuable, perishable and over-size goods take.
The flow of cargo can be explained with ease because all the important elements
are identified with captions in case your viewer is from another planet.
The content cannot be fully covered here...it is best to look at the chart close up.

On the Airside, three types of aircraft are on the apron. The passenger aircraft
that of course fills it's lower deck. The freighter aircraft with side and nose loading
capability and the heavy lift aircraft that boasts impressive payload figures.

Other useful air freight information is included off the main graphic.
There is a detailed list of all conventional pallets and ULDs linked to an aircraft
compatibility chart.
You can pick up basic specifications here.
For interest, there is a comparison of nine freighter aircraft, each offering
interesting figures on payload and volume.  

Sea Freight
As the biggest mover of cargo over long distances, this mode is
rewarded with the most amount of space on the chart.
Containerised, breakbulk, Ro-ro, inland waterway and the movement
of bulk are featured.
Sea freight is rewarded again because there are two detailed
enlargements, the container terminal and the breakbulk terminal.
The terminal enlargement naturally includes the typical cellular vessel
busy with the on deck slots being filled. We are showing all the
typical operations.
The incoming FCLs by road and rail as well as LCLs arriving at the
consolidation lanes. Again you can follow the movement of
containers throughout. The perishable cargo centre with it's power
supplied zone or the location of liquid containers as well as platform,
folding and even grain containers.
If you look close enough you will see goods being weighed in
the receiving stations.

The breakbulk terminal is there to make you appreciate
containerisation. This is an example of shipping goods with
crates, bundles, sacks and slings found in less
developed countries.  

Rail Freight
Rail freight like road freight is usually involved in regional movement
of goods. Because of this we have included this mode as an
integral part of the different transport zones.
There are regional rail stations and the important road /rail transfer
stations featured within the container terminal and depot
Various types of wagons are highlighted, which shows how this
sector has created specific rail wagons and cars to meet the
market needs.  

Road Freight
Road Freight is everywhere. On the chart we have featured information
on truck axle loadings , and payload information of the common
truck combinations.
The information featured will be of interest to personnel within the
different transport modes, as well as peripheral industries,
such as importers and equipment manufacturers.  

General Information
Different modes:
The advantages and disadvantages of road, rail, sea and air modes.

Aspects that influence packaging choice:
How to choose the correct packaging.

Packaging Choices:
Identifies the different packaging categories and their qualities.

Pallet types:
Identifies the choices and their properties.

ISO Containers:
Features details on the different types of containers and their
applications. Includes specifications of commonly used types.

Aircraft ULD’s:
Features the compatibility of the standard range of ULD’s to aircraft.
Easy to follow dimensional presentation.

Road Transport:
This section illustrates the range of truck axle configurations and
their axle weight limitations.

Rail car types:
The rail information identifies the main types of rail cars for
different applications.


The format of the chart allows the viewer to follow the defined category
of goods through the different modes, from the sellers premises to
the importers location.
Each stream has routed options via FCL, LCL, Groupage and
Consolidations to typical intermediate transport zones such as
warehousing, rail depots and inland terminals etc.
The basic documental requirements are indicated, and the viewer
can follow the selected options and understand the role the numerous
transporters’ play as well.

The defined categories are:
Courier/ Express Goods:
This route follows the road and air cargo stream.
The courier building is enlarged for detail.
Standard / Non-hazardous Goods:
The basic categories are listed. The route starts at the manufacturer
and runs through alternatives such as rail sidings, warehousing,
consolidators, inland terminals etc. and ends with the buyer’s premises.
Hazardous Goods:
Examples listed. Routed through alternative modes.
Valuable Goods:
Definition and procedures included. Routed through all modes.

Perishable Goods:
Examples featured, Routed through all refrigeration facilities at
different modes.

Out-of-Gauge Goods.
Routed through all modes.


Inland Waterway:
Features the typical ferry Ro-Ro transport of vehicles & passengers.

Break bulk:
Conventional handling of bagged, boxed or baled goods.
Typical less sophisticated arrangement found in third world countries.
This section is enlarged for detail.

This section is enlarged for detail. Highlights the container terminal
with the typical infrastructure and specialised equipment.
The building is cut-away to reveal the materials handling process of the
different routes that the defined types of commodities take.

Specialised Vessel:
Features the large ocean Ro-ro vehicle carrier as an example.
Dry Bulk Solids:
This illustrates the typical bulk coal source , stockpile and terminal to bulk carrier.

Bulk Gaseous Goods:
This highlights the typical gas platform, piping of LNG to an inland terminal, which
in turn converts the gas to liquid for transportation in specialized
pressure vessel carriers.


Specialised Vessel:
Example shown with the ro-ro vehicle vessel, from plant to terminal to dealer.

Bulk Perishable:
Example of handling through inland terminal and coastal transfer points
to wholesaler.

Bulk Dry Solids:
Example of Coal mine, transfer via road, rail and conveyor to coastal
terminal and the route through the importer territory

Bulk Liquid Goods:
Example of oil field source, through to refinery and coastal terminal
vessel loading. The routing through the importing country is featured.

Bulk Gaseous Goods:
This follows the route from the platform to the importer inland terminal.