Should I Ship with Freightos or iContainers?
For importers and exporters, choosing the right providers is a crucial step in moving goods around the world. One important piece of this decision is whether to ship with a single freight forwarder or with the Freightos.com marketplace, which provides access to many forwarders. Read on to learn which choice makes the most sense for your business.
Freightos.com is a global freight marketplace. Its platform digitizes freight forwarder rates, and allows importers and exporters to compare routing and pricing options, book instantly and manage their shipments. Try it here.
- HQ Location: Miami Beach, Florida
- Founded: 2011
iContainers is a digital freight forwarder that ships ocean freight and LTL, and also provides international moving service.
- HQ Location: Barcelona, Spain
- Founded: 2007
Using a freight marketplace makes global shipping smoother
Compare rates and book instantly
Switch forwarders seamlessly
Book, pay, and manage on one platform
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What is the difference between iContainers and Freightos?
Freightos.com is a freight marketplace. We digitize freight forwarder rates and allow importers and exporters to compare millions of routing and pricing options and book instantly. After booking, shippers can manage all their shipments on one platform, from payment to documentation to customs to exception management.
To the right you can see an example of Freightos.com search results from different providers.
iContainers is a freight forwarder. Their digital platform allows you to book and manage shipments online.
When you search and book on Freightos.com, you can choose from rates and routing options from dozens of forwarders. When you use iContainers, you have access to only iContainers rates and services.
There are advantages to working directly with forwarders, especially the direct access to your provider. However, when using a platform like Freightos.com, you can typically leverage Freightos.com’ direct connections to forwarders to unlock the same benefits while also gaining access to more transparent market rates, a range of expertise across forwarders, the Freightos.com internal support team, and the ability to migrate easily between forwarders.
Learn more about how Freightos.com compares to other companies such as Flexport, Forto, Convoy, and Cogoport.
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