People who say “travel, you’re not a tree” knew what they were talking about. The only thing they should have told you is how to prepare yourself so that your journey goes as smoothly as it can get.[adinserter block=”3″]
For that matter, if you consider going abroad, you need to carefully set up your financial plan, because we know for sure that moving abroad with empty pockets isn’t really a good idea.
6 tips you need to know before moving abroad:
To avoid such an issue, we are glad at MoveHub to share with you some useful tips that will help you save a good amount of money and how you can wisely spend it during your journey. In what follows we detail 6 tips we surely know you will find interesting.
1. When it comes to freight, you’d better swim like a fish rather than fly like a bird
If you have any belongings you’d like to move, the best option for you is to ship with sea freight, as it is much cheaper than air freight. Just to give you an idea about the difference between both ways, check this number:
World Bank states that air freight is between 12 to 16 times more expensive than sea freight. The reason behind such a difference is mainly due to two major factors; the first factor is that air traffic is significantly faster than the sea.
For example, When shipping a container from the US to China through the sea may take from 10 to 20 days, an airplane shipping the same container with the same loading and offloading points takes only up to 6 hours!. So airplanes help you save a lot of time and air transport is definitely worth it.
The second factor is that there’s a huge sea shipment supply that outweighs the market demand. We all know that in any industry once the supply exceeds the demand the prices go down. The sea freight follows the same rule and thus sea transport shipment prices are really cheaper than airways.
Though the air won the price battle against the sea, the latter definitely knocked out the former in terms of carbon footprint. A single narrow-body airplane consumes a massive amount of gasoline and therefore leaves behind a considerable quantity of CO2.
Whereas ships are more friendly to nature as they moderately consume fuel no matter how long the sea journey is. For instance, shipping two tonnes of cargo through a 5000 km trajectory barely makes 150 kg of CO2. this amount of C02 soars up when the same shipment travels up in the air, as it might go up to 6600 kg, which is 44 times higher. So if you think about preserving the environment you know now which way to go.