Part of the Key Freight Documents Guide
A Shipping Quote is a document that breaks down the individual legs of a shipment and the surcharges each will incur, as per your freight quote. These include:
- Information about where your cargo is the being shipped to and from.
- The transport mode and equipment being used (eg, by ocean on pallets).
- Shipment details, including dimensions, weight and a description of the goods.
Most Shipping Quotes have an expiration date which indicates how long the price is valid.
Why do I need a Shipping Quote?
Your Shipping Quote kicks off the shipment process. It serves as evidence of your freight forwarder’s commitment to providing the promised service.