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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 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 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 […]

3 Ways to Prevent Shipment Delays with Your Overseas Suppliers

Want to make your next shipment stress-free? Learn the benefits of an ocean freight forwarder and how to determine if ocean freight is right for you.

HS Code Lookup & Finder

Quickly find international freight HS codes used for US imports with this Harmonized System finder.

The Habits of Highly Successful Importers

We spoke with Robert Khachatryan, COO of Freight Right to learn about the habits of highly successful importers. Tune in!

Navigating Chinese New Year [Freight Update]

Chinese New Year is a tricky time of year for exporters. Refael Elbaz, CEO of Unicargo, walks us through the ins-and-outs of shipping during the holiday season.

The Complete Amazon FBA Shipment Strategy Guide

The definitive, no-BS resource for getting your products into any Amazon fulfillment center in North America.

Watch: How To Plan Your Shipping Cadence

When is the right time to ship freight? Become an informed freight consumer by watching this video, made in collaboration with Teikametrics.

Ocean Freight Forwarders: Everything You Need to Know

Want to make your next shipment stress-free? Learn the benefits of an ocean freight forwarder and how to determine if ocean freight is right for you.

Air Forwarding: Everything You Need to Know

Can an air forwarder provide lower rates than an ocean forwarder? Find out why your next cargo shipment might just be airborne.

Getting Started with Amazon Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF)

Amazon’s multi-channel fulfillment (MCF) is a part of the FBA program and enables a seller to fulfill all orders through the Amazon platform without having to separately stock units for other sales channels.

What is a Letter of Credit?

A Letter of Credit is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a Packing List?

A Packing List is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a Booking Confirmation?

A Booking Confirmation is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI)?

A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.