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Freight Guides & Tools

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.

Teikametrics Sellers: 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.

What is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)?

A Material Safety Data Sheet is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a Certificate of Origin (CoO)?

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

What is a Commercial Invoice?

A Commercial Invoice is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a Shipping Quote?

A Shipping Quote is a key freight document. Find out what it is and why you need it.

What is a UN Number?

Were you told that you need to provide a UN Number with your shipment? Find out what this means in this Freightos Freight Glossary entry.

How to Check the Legitimacy of Your Freight Broker

Wondering if the freight brokers you’re considering hiring is legitimate or not? Find out how to tell with this rundown of things to look out for.

How to Ship Full Containers to Amazon

The idea of sending container loads of products directly to Amazon may seem intimidating at first, but it is actually a straightforward and hassle-free process that can save you time and money.

Freight Forwarder: Calculating Costs and Fees

Understanding the costs and fees included in your freight forwarder’s shipping estimate is vital. Find out what everything means in this easy-to-understand guide.

What is a Beneficial Cargo Owner?

What is a beneficial cargo owner and what part do they play in the freight process?

Importing From China

The ultimate step-by-step handbook, featuring 18 top e-commerce leaders

Watch: Determine Your Core Brand to Dictate Manufacturing Dynamic

Nathan Resnick, CEO and Co-Founder of Sourcify, discusses how your approach to manufacturing can lead to lucrative results.

Watch: Save Money By Diving Into Your Supply Chain

Nathan Resnick, CEO and Co-Founder of Sourcify, discusses the value of looking into your factory’s supply chain as your business grows.