A közúti szállítás előnyei
The Advantages of Road Transport
Professor MacFarlaine: Today I’d like to deal with the good points about road transport.
Student: What do you think the main advantage of road transport is?
Professor MacFarlaine: The main advantage of road transport is the elimination of transhipment. Road transport always means door-to-door delivery.
Student: Why is it better than rail transport?
Professor Macfarlaine: Road transport is better than rail transport, because it’s safer for the consignment. With the elimination of transhipment about two phases are left out, which makes the whole process safer. (Nobody has to load the train and unload the train, which therefore cannot be a source of risk for the consignment.)
Student: Are there any other advantages of road transport?
Professor MacFarlaine: Yes, there are. The other good point about road transport is that it’s extremely flexible. Contrary to popular belief, road vehicles follow computerized route charts, which is the most economical solution for the particular driver.
A közúti szállítás okmányai
Shipping Documents for Road Transport
Wholesaler: Good morning. This is Paul Cunning. I’m wondering if I could talk to someone about the transport of some apples.
Carrier: Good morning. This is Charles Brown. How many kilos of apples would you like to us to transport?
Wholesaler: I’d like to get 6 tons of apples to be transported from Maidstone to Glasgow.
Carrier: And when do you wish this consignment to be transported?
Wholesaler: Next Friday, which is 23rd September.
Carrier: All right. By that time I’ll prepare all the shipping documents, including the Consignment Note and the Commercial Invoice.
Wholesaler: Is it all right if I send you the exact address of destination and the place where the consignment should be picked up in an e-mail?
Carrier: Yes, that’s all right. Thank you, sir.
Wholesaler: Thank you very much! Good bye!
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Phoning a Forwarding Agent
Sales Director: Good afternoon. This is Peter Rain. I’m the Sales Director of LG Sound Technologies. I’d like to speak to someone about transporting a large consignment of electronic devices.
Forwarding Agent: Good afternoon. Yes, this is Michael White. Could you go into more details, please?
Sales Director: Yes, of course. I’d like you to arrange the transport of 800 CD players, 400 MP 3 players, 80 amplifiers, and several speakers.
Forwarding Agent: Where is the factory? I mean, where should these devices be picked up?
Sales Director: It’s in Manchester. However, the consignment should be transported to Europe. To be more precise, it should be transported to Italy. Moreover, there’s another thing I’d like to ask you to do. Please, take out insurance for the consignment against any damages.
Forwarding Agent: Yes, sir. And naturally, I’ll also do all the required paperwork and documentation. Let me ask you something: should it be W.P.A. or A.A.R. insurance?
Sales Director: I think W.P.A. would be perfectly suitable for us.
Forwarding Agent: When can I send our carrier to pick up the consignment?
Sales Director: Next Monday, on 3rd July, please!
Forwarding Agent: Thank you very much, sir. Good bye!
Sales Director: Bye-bye!