In some cases, it is the goods which require shipment efficiency.
Globalization is nothing new. It has started its course ever since imperialism began in the 1400s.
The British colonies in Australia and India, and the French colonies in North Africa made Britain, and France more accessible and far population came "virtually" closer.
We all know that customers wish to have the most efficient shipping process since they want to receive their orders as soon an as hassle-free as possible.
Suppliers demand well-handled supplying procedure since their income relies on customers receiving shipments and paying for goods.
But at times, it is the goods which have its demands.
Ice cream, shipped from Europe to the US in July, will not survive being held in the port awaiting its turn.
Oranges, sent to the Far East, should go through clearance and custom as quickly as possible or they will not be usable.
In the last few years some technological and software companies came up with solutions for the "shipment quality" issue:
Whether it is a disposable temperature data-logger. Assigned to each crate, while keeping track of weather condition changes and sending data via RF all along the shipping route, alarming of any hazards to the shipments. Temperature-controlled containers built to block environment influence while protecting the items delivered.
Technological and software developments must walk hand in hand with port (sea and air) efficiency.
Technological solutions, adopted in the recent past and will continue developing in the upcoming period, are aiming for short, smart, practical, time, and cost-saving shipping future.
Goods require standards.