Carriers, either companies or individuals, specialize in transporting goods, products, or commodities from one location to another, playing an indispensable role in supply chains by ensuring timely and efficient cargo movement between manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and consumers. They usually operate a fleet of vehicles or vessels like trucks, trailers, ships, or airplanes, tailoring services to the needs of their clients and the transportation mode used.
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Example or usage in road freight logistics:
A manufacturer contracts a carrier specializing in maritime freight to transport goods to an overseas distributor. The carrier, offering container shipping services, picks up the shipment, loads it onto a container ship, and ensures safe and timely delivery to the distributor, thereby meeting the manufacturer's needs and contributing to supply chain efficiency.