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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.

How To Calculate Freight Shipping CO₂ Emissions

Here at Freightos, we’ve been hard at work developing a brand new calculator to help you calculate your carbon emissions. Because more than ever, building an impactful brand means both having visibility into your impact on the environment and being able to proactively choose freight solutions accordingly. Just input your dimensions and freight type and […]

How to Reduce Freight Costs

As we’ve learned all too well over the past few years, when global crises happen, international freight prices are affected. With unpredictable forces adding to shipping costs, it’s more important than ever to find ways to save and avoid extra charges. Luckily, there are some freight charges that are more predictable – and even preventable. […]

Cross-border payments for international freight shipping

This article is contributed by Veem Cross-border business payments help businesses grow faster and succeed in an increasingly complex global trade environment. There are several different ways to make payments across borders. Traditionally, this happens with the assistance of a bank, with little visibility into the process and high likelihood of markups or currency exchange […]

The Shipping Industry Outlook in 2022 & Supply Chain Flexibility

Shipping has been tough over the past few years. Prices have skyrocketed, transit times have tripled – and as a result, 93% of importers and exporters reported supply-chain difficulties in a recent survey.  We spoke with Charles Marrale of ExFreight and David Kadish of Primorus to get their advice on how to navigate shipping […]

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 March 13, 2022 Here’s the latest on what’s going on at Long Beach: Congestion at the port is down to its lowest point since January, but the backlog is expected to build again in the next few weeks as post-Lunar New Year shipments arrive. The main problem at this […]

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.