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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.

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.

Internationale Luftfracht und Luftversand erklärt: Luftfrachtgebüren, Tarife und Kosten

Air freight is critical for getting goods somewhere fast, although it comes at a price. Learn more here.

Your Guide To Free On Board (FOB) Shipping in German: Meaning, Incoterms & Pricing

What is FOB shipping, how does it differ from other incoterms, and when should you use it? Find out everything you need to know in this easy-to-understand guide.

What is Blind Shipping?

Blind shipping is when a shipper ships a product directly from supplier to customer,  while hiding the identity of the supplier from the customer. Double-blind shipping is when the supplier also does not know the identity of the customer– that is, they do not know who they are shipping to.  Why use blind or double-blind […]

Planning Air and Ocean Freight During Peak Season 2019

Freight shipping peak season: like death and taxes, it’s one of life’s few certainties– and is fraught with almost as many questions. What is peak season? Why does it cause prices to rise? And is there any way to avoid it? We sat down with Tal Kohn, Freight Market Pricing Analyst at Freightos, to understand […]

Streamlining Fulfillment to Crush Q4 Sales Goals

If you’re like most businesses, you’re thinking ahead to hit your Q4 goals. Jon Knott, Partnership Enablement Manager at ShipBob, joined us for a webinar on how to do just that: maximize Q4 by listening to your data, distributing your inventory, and offering free shipping to customers. Read on, and watch the full webinar below. […]

Ocean Freight Peak Season Tracker – Free Alerts

2019 peak ocean freight season is here. Add tariffs to the mix and things are even more complicated. Using our Freightos Baltic Index data, we’ll send you an email alert whenever 40’ container prices fluctuate by over 7% on China – US trade lanes. Why 7%? We looked at historical data and found that this […]

The Pros and Cons of Sourcing Your Production Outside of China

In today’s trade environment, there’s a lot of talk about producing goods outside of China. But will shifting production help or hurt your business? Nathan Resnick, CEO and Founder of Sourcify, and Tal Kohn, Freight Marketing Pricing Analyst at Freightos, teamed up to give you the information you need in the first webinar of our […]

Trump Tariffs: US-China Trade Tariffs

The new China-US tariffs: enough to strike fear into the hearts of importers large and small. Whether you’ve already been hit with a tariff or are biting your nails waiting for the next list to come out, we’re here to help clear up confusion and offer tips for saving wherever possible. We were thrilled to […]

The Importer’s Guide to Annual Freight Shipping Contracts

by Daniel Bataller, VP Operations, WebCargo Annual freight contracts, or tenders, can be tough. But if you’re shipping significant volumes, they could be a great choice for you. We consulted with experts to create this guide, covering everything from basic definitions to using seasonality to your advantage. This guide is designed to help you handle […]