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Freight Guides

Welcome to the Freightos Knowledge Base! Here you will find all of the guides and tools you need to help you plan your next shipment with confidence. Get started by navigating to a section on the left or by checking out some of our latest additions below.

Coronavirus Shipping Updates

Coronavirus Shipping – What You Need To Know COVID-19 has caused major disruptions to logistics and shipping around the world. We’ve gathered our best resources to keep you informed – and help you keep your goods moving.  Coronavirus Impact on Supply Chain & On the Economy The impact of coronavirus on the supply side in […]

Dealing with Amazon FBA’s COVID-19 Policy

By Robert Khachatryan Amazon shipping during COVID-19 Coronavirus has posed major challenges to Amazon sellers. And while recovery from the Chinese supplier end has begun, the US is just beginning to face the impact of the crisis. Here are some key factors:  Amazon is in the process of hiring 100,000 new full and part-time fulfillment […]

What is FCL Shipping: The Complete Guide

Ship at high volumes? Ship large items like furniture, fragile ones like ceramics, or large, fragile ones like flat-screen TVs? You are very likely an FCL shipper. But that doesn’t mean everything about FCL is clear. That’s why we consulted the experts and put together this guide to FCL. Read on to learn everything you […]

How the Coronavirus is Impacting Shipping: Air Freight, Trucking, and More

Last updated: April 2, 2020 08:00 GMT How coronavirus is impacting the economy and the global supply chain The coronavirus outbreak continues to be profoundly disruptive to the global supply chain, especially as the US and many European countries are now battling to stop its spread.  Though Chinese manufacturing has reportedly rebounded in most of […]

IMO 2020: What it means and how it will affect your shipping prices

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) – a UN agency responsible for marine safety – has passed the IMO 2020. Here’s everything you need to know. What is IMO 2020? IMO 2020 is a regulation to reduce the amount of sulfur oxide, a harmful pollutant, that ships are permitted to emit. Starting January 1, 2020, ships […]

What is Delivered At Place Unloaded (DPU) Shipping Incoterm?

Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide   Prior to the release of the ICC Incoterms 2020 update, this incoterm was known as DAT. The substance of the incoterm has remained the same.   DPU In Plain English Where Is The Named Place For Handing Over Responsibility From The Seller To The Buyer? What Does The ICC […]

What is LCL Shipping: The Complete Guide

There comes a point in every shipper’s life when they start daydreaming about container interior dimensions and consolidation centers. Well, maybe not daydreaming. But at least realizing that it’s time to decide if LCL shipping is right for them. If you have a smaller freight shipment, take a look at this guide to learn all […]

From Here to There in the Air

We spoke with David Kadish of Primorus Worldwide to learn the basics of air freight. Tune in!

7 Ways to Prevent Shipping Damage

By Brandon Rollins Shipping damage is a major hassle– and unfortunately common. In fact, as many as 10% of eCommerce packages arrive damaged. And while this is obviously a concern for buyers, sellers are affected too. Even if the seller is not at fault for the damage, they’ll likely still take the heat – and […]

Versand von Luft- oder Seefracht

Confused whether to ship by air, ocean or express? Look no further.

Was sind TEU und FEU Versandbehälter?

Get to know your way around a shipping container and learn just how much freight one can actually hold.

Kubikmeterrechner für CBM-Versand

Calculate shipment volume in cubic meters or cubic feet with this free CBM calculator.

Seehafen Code Finder

Easily search and find the seaports and their UN/LOCODE, whether they’re in China or Chi-town.

Verrechnungs- und Raum-Gewichtsrechner

Instantly calculate dimensional weight and chargeable weight for any air, ocean, courier or truck shipment.

Landed cost: Das Verständnis der Produktkosten und Rentabilität

Need to know the landed cost of all of the goods that you sell, in addition to understanding the correct way to calculate it? Our guide will help you do both! No accounting degree required.

Incoterms im Klartext: Ein Frachtführer

Incoterms are critical for shipping but are also very confusing. Here’s some clarity.

Amazon FBA Frachtratenrechner

Get instant global import prices, directly to Amazon FBA warehouses, from around the world.

Wie schätzt man internationale Versandkosten

Quickly estimate shipping cost to work out best shipping mode and calculate landed cost.

Erklärung der Seefracht: Preise, Kosten und Gebühren für Seefracht

A full 90% of everything is shipped by ocean freight, but it can have it’s drawbacks. Learn more here.

Frachtversand- und Transitzeitrechner

Instantly calculate freight transit time for air, ocean and trucking shipments, banking on aggregate Freightos shipping data.