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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.

International Shipping During COVID-19: Delays, E-commerce, Supply Chain Challenges & More

Shipping during COVID-19 For many SMBs, navigating the choppy waters of international freight has been difficult this past year. As a freight booking platform, we wanted to hear how the current market is affecting our users.  To get a better understanding of the impact on small business importers and exporters, we conducted surveys and interviews […]

Port of Long Beach Congestion, Delays & News

Port of Long Beach News Updated Jan 2, 2022 Here’s the latest on what’s going on at Long Beach: The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have decided to further postpone the fee for containers staying in the container yards too long, stating that progress has been made with the backlog. However, congestion at […]

The Global Supply Chain Crisis & How Supply Chain Shortages Affects You

Why is there a supply chain shortage? After more than a year of skyrocketing freight prices and increasing delays, we now find ourselves in the middle of a full-blown global supply chain crisis that affects every business – and every customer. What’s going on? Watch to learn: Why prices got – and are staying – […]

Chargeable Weight Calculator

Instantly calculate dimensional weight and chargeable weight for any air, ocean, courier or truck shipment.

LCL Shipping: Freight Rates & Containers

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 smaller freight shipments, take a look at this guide to learn all about […]

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 […]

TEU Shipping Containers, Meaning & Capacity

Get to know your way around a shipping container and learn just how much freight one can actually hold.

The Complete Guide to Freight Forwarding

What does a freight forwarder do, and why do you need one?

Landed Cost: Meaning, Formula & Calculator

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.

Air Freight vs Sea Freight: Cost, Shipping, Carbon Footprint & More

Confused whether to ship by air, ocean or express? Look no further.

Port Codes: Lookup, Finder & Seaport Code List

Easily search and find the seaports and their UN/LOCODE, whether they’re in China or Chi-town.

Ocean Freight: Ocean & Sea Freight Shipping: Rates, Quotes and Charges (2022)

A full 90% of everything is shipped by ocean freight, but it can have it’s drawbacks. Learn more here.

Air Freight & Air Cargo Shipping: Air Freight Charges, Rates, Costs & Quotes

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

CBM Calculator & Shipping

Calculate shipment volume in cubic meters or cubic feet with this free CBM calculator.

Transit Time Calculator for Sea, Air & Port To Port Shipping

Instantly calculate freight transit time for air, ocean and trucking shipments, banking on aggregate Freightos shipping data.

Incoterms 2022: Meaning, Chart & List Of Incoterms

Incoterms are critical for shipping but are also very confusing. Here’s some clarity.

FCA Incoterms 2022 & FCA Shipping Terms

Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide   What Is FCA In Shipping Terms For FCA (Free Carrier) shipping, the seller arranges most or all of the export country stages (e.g. customs, trucking within the export country). The buyer arranges all other stages to the cargo’s ultimate destination. Where Is The Named Place For Handing Over […]

DDP Shipping, Incoterms & Calculator

Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide   DDP In Plain English Where Is The Named Place For Handing Over Responsibility From The Seller To The Buyer? What Does The ICC Say? Is This A Good Choice? DDP Tips And Tricks DDP Cost Calculator What is DDP Shipping? For DDP (Delivered Duty Paid) shipping, the seller […]

CIP (Carriage and Insurance Paid To) Shipping Incoterm

Part of the Comprehensive Incoterms Guide   What Does CIP Mean in Shipping? CIP (Carriage And Insurance Paid To) means that the seller is responsible for delivery, delivery costs, and insurance costs of the goods until they are transferred to the first carrier tasked with transporting the goods. Once this delivery takes place, the buyer […]

HS (Harmonized System) & HTS (Harmonized Tariff System) Code Lookup & Finder

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