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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.

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 (2021)

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 2021: Meaning, Chart & List Of Incoterms

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

FCA Incoterms 2021 & 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.

Your Guide To Free On Board (FOB) Shipping: Meaning, Incoterms & Pricing in 2021

What is FOB shipping, how does it differ from other incoterms, and when should you use it? Find out everything you need to know in this easy-to-understand guide.

US Import and Customs Duty Calculator

Calculate an estimate of US customs charges applying to import duties with this Import Duty Calculator.

Understanding Customs: How to book customs on Freightos.com

Understanding Customs: Important details

Understanding Customs: Types of customs fees

Understanding Customs: Do I need a broker?

Understanding Customs: What documentation do I need?

Understanding Customs: What are customs duties?

Understanding Customs: Introduction

US Customs Guide: Customs Rules & Regulations, Requirements, Charges & More

Feeling overwhelmed by customs duties – the paperwork, the requirements, the regulations, the ever-changing rules? You’re not alone.  More than half of the questions we get from our customers are about customs. That’s why we made these videos.  Watch to learn more: What are US customs duties? Paperwork & documents Do I need a customs […]

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