An origin is a location where a shipment starts its journey. This can be either the shipper’s premises or a third-party logistics provider (3PL). The origin point is important because it sets the tone for the entire shipping process. It is from here that the cargo must meet all applicable safety and security regulations before it can be loaded onto the transport vehicle.

The origin can also have an impact on transit time and costs. For example:

  • If the shipper is located in a remote area, it may take longer and cost more to get the shipment to its destination.
  • On the other hand, if the 3PL is located close to major transportation hubs, it can help shorten transit times and reduce costs.

In short, the origin is a key factor in the logistics process and can have a significant impact on the shipment’s journey.

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