Transport and handling involves the movement of freight and cargo which is conducted over land, water, or air. While in the past ships were predominantly used for this purpose, today the industry is much more versatile, with trains, trucks, and even airplanes being used. Depending on the type of cargo that is being moved, specialized containers will be needed, especially for perishables such as food or waste which is being taken to a location where it can be safely disposed of.
Trains are useful for handling and moving a substantial number of containers, especially those which are held at ports for shipping. The most popular materials transported by train are cement, grain, coal, water, cement and steel. The biggest advantage of using trains is that they can carry much heavier loads than other transport options, are cost and energy efficient, and usually have a direct path to specific destinations. The biggest downside to train transport is the lack of flexibility.
Cargo transported by road is usually done via truck, especially eighteen wheelers. These trucks are large and powerful, and although not capable of carrying the same weight or load as trains, are much more flexible. They are used to deliver food to grocery stores, electronics to departments stores, textiles to clothing stores, etc. Road transport also includes smaller vehicles that transport merchandise ordered online directly to homes or businesses.
Air transport is the newest method of cargo handling, and has been in use since the 1900s. The technology has involved greatly since then, allowing airplanes to carry increasingly heavier loads at longer distances. The biggest advantage of air transport is its flexibility and speed when compared to traditional methods, however it also one of the most expensive.
Transport by water is the oldest and most cost effective method for moving cargo. Aside from the ocean, cargo can also be moved down rivers, with a great example being the Mississippi. The disadvantages to this method of transport are the lack of flexibility and the reduced speed compared to other transport options.
Why Select Airtech For Your Transport Needs?
Airtech Vacuum Incorporated provides the largest and most versatile transport options for the handling of cargo and freight. This includes liquefied gas, power transmission and bulk dry discharge. The movement of cargo now plays an essential role in both manufacturing as well as logistics, comprising at least twenty percent of the American economy.
The products we use are of premium quality and as such will provide unparalleled performance consistently for multiple cycles. Our thirty years of experience in this industry have enabled us to develop engineering solutions which are completely customized and thus will meet your exact specifications.
Businesses looking for an option that allows for the discharge of dry particles via their tank trucks in a manner that is both efficient and economical should look no further. Airtech provides a comprehensive selection of both compressors and blowers which are well suited to these activities. This will allow you to release materials safely and in a manner that is cost effective.