General articles about freight shipping and the processes of, planning, pricing, packing and shipping logistics.
Freight Handling for Shipping Bulky Goods and Heavy Equipment Overseas
Many goods shipped overseas are easily packed into standard 40-foot or 20-foot shipping containers. Most of us have seen images of cargo ships laden with these shipping containers and don’t think […]
Why a Commercial Freight Forwarder is an Important Part of Your Supply Chain
Whether operating an existing business or starting a new venture, if it involves the import or export of goods you are going to need international shipping. This is […]
An Overview of International Freight Shipping Charges
One of the most common questions we are asked is, “How much does international shipping cost?” Calculating international shipping charges can be an extremely complicated process as there are so many moving parts (often […]
Calculating Shipping Freight Costs – Weight and Volume
Calculating freight costs when importing or exporting can be a daunting task. Not only that, but they can also have a considerable impact on the final price of goods that are being transported.
Shipping Terminology – FOB = Free On Board.
Free On Board, typically shortened to FOB, is a common shipping and sales term.
Free On Board refers to a type of agreement between the exporter (shipper or seller) and the importer (buyer or […]
What Your Risk Without Shipping Insurance
Shipping insurance is there to protect you when the unexpected happens. Most importantly, good freight insurance is there to limit your loss when something goes badly wrong.
My sincere apologies if I am banging on about […]
The Freight Forwarding Industry – An Introduction
Very simply, freight forwarding is the process of shipping goods from one place to another. A freight forwarder is a company that can help arrange this transport of goods between your desired locations.
This can […]
Do you want a freight rate? For an accurate sea or air freight rate – think about the following questions…
For ‘what’ do you want a freight rate?
You would think that this is common sense, but the number of times I get someone asking something like “can you please give me a rate from China to Australia” or something similar… […]