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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.

The Freightos FBA Freight Pricing Index

Planning international freight for eCommerce businesses is hard. And in many cases, it can make the difference between profitability or losses. Of the over 10,000 small businesses that use to compare, book, and manage freight, many are eCommerce sellers shipping directly to fulfillment centers, Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA) or otherwise. Depending on the product, freight can […]

Freight Quotes and Costs

You want to import a new product, but before placing an order with your supplier, you first want to know what the total cost of shipping will be. But that is easier said than done. Freight quotes generally include much (much) more than just the freight rate and can also fluctuate depending on the season, route, […]

Supply Chain Management Guide: Process, Planning & Strategy is privileged to work with leading edge companies across the globe that use our marketplace platform to access digital freight shipping with transparent pricing and robust customer support.  Take for example Nolk.  Meet Nolk Nolk are digital first brand architects that leverage proprietary Genius Wire technology to identify, curate, acquire, and amplify bold new brands. […]

Freight Shipping Logistics and Digital Freight

Digitalization and automation are making freight shipping easier and more transparent than ever before—and is leading this transformation.   

Peak Shipping Season 2020: Tips From The Experts

It’s been a topsy turvy six months in the world of freight – and in the world in general – but there are some things importers can always rely on. For example, peak season.  When is Peak Shipping Season 2020 for Importers? Top 5 Questions for Peak Season 2020 Do you anticipate another increase in […] &

Alibaba & Freightos & Shipping & Logistics Partners Shipping with has never been easier. Thanks to a new partnership, shippers can now easily book and manage their shipments using Freight Powered by Freightos. It’s just another way that is bringing smooth shipping to importers around the world. When […]

Understanding Customs Clearance Procedures: Potential Customs Clearance Issues, Delays, Failures & More

Avoiding Customs Clearance Delays & Issues Importing globally? Customs can take a long time to learn, so this guide isn’t intended to turn you into a customs expert. What it will do is make you into a more empowered and informed importer so that you will know the right questions to ask and how to […]

The Beginner’s Guide To Trucking: LTL Vs. FTL And Other Key Trucking Concepts

If you are into the business of shipping goods all over the United States by truck, cost, on-time delivery, and the security of your shipment are the three factors that will likely keep you up at night. And while there are various approaches to shipping goods and calculating the cost and all other logistics associated […]

Our Guide To Partial Truckload Shipping

If you’re not as of now utilizing partial truckload, you may not realize it exists, due to how immensely underutilized it is by shippers, surprisingly, it may even offer the most advantages. Partial truckload is the forgotten middle child between less than truckload (LTL) and full truckload (FTL). It is occasionally called “volume LTL” by […]

How To Calculate And Understand Trucking Rates

As any number of logistics and trucking experts will tell you, the trucking market is complicated. Learn how to calculate truck shipping rates, why they’re important & more here.

What is trade financing in international trade?

Everything you need to know about trade financing for international freight, including terms for securing financing, typical interest conditions, key terminology, and more.

Top Five Small Business Freight Shipping Mistakes & Errors

Freight shipping. In theory it doesn’t sound thrilling, but in fact, it can actually be really exciting to move goods around the world, creating something thousands of miles away and delivering it to happy customers. However, freight shipping can be complicated. That means you can run into snags that end up costing you time and […]

Shipping PPE and Masks from China to the US During COVID-19

With the spread of COVID-19, many shippers have turned to importing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).  There is certainly high demand for PPE,  like facemasks, but since these items are highly regulated, it’s important to make sure you meet all the guidelines to avoid delays or cancellations of your shipments.  We turned to the experts to […]

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 Amazon seems to have fulfilled its goal of adding 100,000 employees to meet the heightened demand for essential products. It has also started to lift some of the restrictions for inbound shipments of non-essential goods.  However, the rapidly-changing reality of “shelter in place” continues to pose new challenges.   […]

FCL Shipping: The Complete Guide to Shipping Procedures, Containers, and Pricing

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 Coronavirus is Impacting Shipping: Air Cargo, Ocean Freight, Trucking, and More

Last updated: November 13, 2020  How coronavirus is impacting the economy and the global supply chain With the holiday season kicking off, import volumes are high as retailers restock inventory in anticipation of seasonal surges.  The rapid growth of eCommerce combined with peak shipping season are contributing to record freight rates and limited capacity this […]

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 to LCL Freight, Shipping Rates, and More

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 […]