Shipping cost plays a big part in oversea trailer business. Mercurius provides several major options for trailer transportation.
Option 1: CBU sea transportation
Advantages: No need for local assembly, trailer can be used directly when arrived
Disadvantages: Higher ocean freight cost
In this option, the trailer will be shipped in CBU (completely built) terms. After the clearance at local customs, the trailer can be used directly, no need for further assembly. The freight cost is charged by total trailer dimension (cubic meter) and the cost will be higher than other options. It's suitable for orders of small quantity.
Option 2: SKD sea transportation and oversea assembly.
Advantages: Cheaper ocean freight
Disadvantages: Need local assembly when trailer arrives, a local workshop is required
In this option, the trailer will be shipped in SKD (semi knocked down) terms. The trailer components will be loaded into standard 40ft HQ containers and shipped to customers. After local clearance, we will send technicians and labors to customers' workshop for assembly. The price is charged by how many containers are used. The total freight cost is the cheapest among all options but the time table is the longest, also it requires the customers to have assembly workshop in local.
Option 3: CBU road transportation.
Advantages: Trailer can be driven directly to the reception
Disadvantages: Higher transport cost, only available for neighboring regions.
This option suits the customer from neighboring countries with land borders such as Vietnam, Myanmar, Mongolia, Russian far east region, etc. The trailers are towed by prime mover to the border for delivery. In this option, the shipment cost is charged by the total land transport distance.