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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.

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.   […]

What is FCL Shipping: The Complete Guide to Shipping Procedures, Pricing, and More

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 Freight, Trucking, and More

Last updated: July 9, 2020  How coronavirus is impacting the economy and the global supply chain This week, growing import demand enabled a rare third consecutive GRI to push China-US ocean rates up again, even as capacity gets closer to normal.  Air volumes are increasing even as PPE demand stabilizes, showing commercial cargo has returned […]

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 […]

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.