Freight Guides

We’ve taken everything we know about international freight and condensed it into some of the best freight guides you’ll find online.
If you’re just getting started, the freight crash course is a good place to begin.
Otherwise, feel free to explore the other menu options, which are designed to guide you through each step of the shipping process.

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.

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.

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.

Importing From China

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

FOB: Everything You Need to Know About Free on Board Shipping

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.

Landed Cost: Understanding Product Costs and Profitability

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.

5 Hacks to Help You Conquer International Freight

Freightos has compiled a list of five invaluable hacks to help you save time and money on your international shipments.

How to Estimate International Shipping Cost

Quickly estimate shipping cost to work out best shipping mode and calculate landed cost.

US Product Safety Regulations Every Importer Must Know

How to check for product compliance before Customs does and fines you or seizes your shipment.