What is Bulk trading in terms of chemical trading? How is this carried out? What are the requirements for trading in bulk? What are the advantages or disadvantages of trading in bulk.
Kimia International has the answer to all these questions as we have enough experience. Chemicals are transported from one location to another through ships, roadways and airways. Packaging may be in the form of drums which contain the chemicals in bags in varying quantities or in ISO tanks for transport of liquids. These drums are arranged inside huge containers which are carried by vessels to the intended destination.
There are two types of container loading, FCL (Full Container Load) and LCL (Less than Container Load). As the name implies, in FCL the container (20' or 40' long) is fully utilized to its quantity, while an LCL means that it is not full yet. Distributors like Kimia usually opt for FCL to trade in bulk. So bulk trading means that the distributor has the maximum number of containers in the vessel which carries the chemicals in the container.
Advantages of trading in bulk:
- Commodity companies require large amounts of chemicals for their manufacturing processes and all at the same time. Supplying in bulk is the solution for that.
- Frequent bulk supplies ensures frequent business opportunities and subsequently long term business relationships.
- Because the quantity is high, the chance of negotiating over the price is high.
- Trading in bulk implies that one vessel maybe used for shipping to different business who are from the same destination. This saves transport costs incurred per each transaction.
- The most important advantage is the profit obtained from the business and it is really worth it.
Contact Kimia for trading your chemicals in bulk via social media, email or call us straightaway.