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Twill’s six top tips: How to prepare your logistics for 2021

As 2020 is soon over and the new year is approaching, it is now time to prepare your business and logistics needs for the year ahead. In this article, we give you a short guide on how you can get ready for the new year and ensure a seamless start in 2021.

23 December 2020

23rd December 2020

With 2020 being a whole different year than all the ones before, this also counts for your logistics. Given the decrease in vessel capacity, it is now time to get ready and plan for a fresh start in 2021. You must ensure that your supply chain is not interrupted when you return to work after the holidays.

At Twill we know that you will face a peak in January once the holiday celebrations are over. Customers will return goods, make use of voucher presents and spend some Christmas money. That means you need to move shipments in the next months. So, let us help you start strong in 2021, with new stock in place to meet your customers’ demand!

How you can prepare your cargo for 2021

So, which steps should you follow before entering the new year? We have gathered some quick and easy tips and tricks to prepare your logistics for 2021:

  1. Be one step ahead: Plan your logistics in time to get all the goods in place before customers start ordering your products.

  2. Following the flow: seize opportuinites as they arise by using Twill's instant rates. We follow the market, reflecting the dynamic aspect of ocean freight rates based on the current supply and demand within the market. This means you're steering the boat, and booking like a pro. You get what you book.

  3. Ensure smooth transportation: Are you worried that your cargo gets damaged or lost at sea? Then make sure that your shipment is insured if needed. If you want to add cargo insurance easily to your booking, you should check out Value Protect, which gives you peace of mind that we protect your cargo during the transportation with us.

  4. Be prepared for Brexit: Are you shipping cargo from or to
    the UK? Then you must be aware of possible changes due to different Brexit deal
    scenarios. You might face more paperwork, delays at the borders or security
    checks. Are you not aware of all the possibilities your business might face
    when trading with the UK? Find out more on our dedicated Brexit info section.

  5. Have the right partner on your side: Overall you must ensure to have a logistics partner on your side who transports your cargo in time not only at the beginning of 2021 but throughout the whole year. At Twill, we are here for you with our 24/7 customer service in over 30 languages and more than 150 countries.

  6. Start shipping now: Moreover, start shipping your cargo for the new year just now, so you will have no extra rush at the beginning of 2021.

We are happy to help you out and get your logistics prepared for some busy days ahead.

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