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 marketplace, which provides access to many forwarders. Read on to learn which choice makes the most sense for your business.

HQ Location: Miami Beach, Florida | Founded: 2011

About 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: Barcelona, Spain | Founded: 2007

About iContainers

iContainers is a digital freight forwarder that ships ocean freight and LTL, and also provides international moving service.

Using a freight marketplace makes global shipping smoother

At, we digitize freight forwarder rates and allow importers and exporters to compare millions of routing and pricing options across multiple forwarders and then book instantly. Once booked with any forwarder, shippers can pay, track shipments, and manage documentation and customs brokerage through one easy platform, no matter how many forwarders they are working with. We work with 10,000+ importers and exporters, saving them time and money:

Compare rates and book instantly

Importers and exporters can access millions of shipping options in seconds. No waiting for returned emails and phone calls.

Switch forwarders seamlessly

Your company’s needs change and evolve. On, you can choose the right provider for every shipment, without the hassle of switching forwarders.

Book, pay, and manage on one platform

Booking, paying for, and managing your shipment is fast and easy, and all in the same place, for every shipment.

Ready for instant international Freight, Expert support and online shipping management?

What is the difference between iContainers and Freightos? 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 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, 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, you can typically leverage’ 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 internal support team, and the ability to migrate easily between forwarders.

Learn more about how compares to other companies such as FlexportFortoConvoy, and Cogoport.

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As easy as a couple clicks! Shipping goods from A to B (China to Canada), was as easy as a couple clicks on a well built and simple webpage! No surprises, no price change, quite easy!

3D Prints Canada Inc.

July 6, 2022

All my concerns were put to rest after using this service. Very easy and self explanatory for even a novice like me. Compliance is always an issue when you are new to the process but this service made step by step guide we breezed through the whole process.

Alpha Traders Online LTD

June 12, 2022

Fantastic service for those seeking to choose the best value for a logistics provider. Saved me so much time and effort by instantly giving me several quotes. Made communication with the provider easy and straightforward, as well as payment processing, tracking, etc. I can’t recommend this service enough.

Jonathan Lau

June 11, 2022

Comparing iContainers and Freightos

Is it a freight forwarder?????
Is it a marketplace?????
Can I compare freight quotes from different providers?????
Can I switch providers easily?????
Is there customs booking?
Can I track my shipment?
Is there customer support?
Are all shipment modes available?

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  • Improved selection across price, mode, vendor, performance metrics on each shipment
  • Reduced management time with on-demand documentat management and tracking
  • Real-time service through automated services, real-time chat, and integrated messaging options
  • Powerful payment options, including credit, batch processing, reconcilations and more.

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