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Freight charges by mode

Each mode of transport is different, with a different “rule” on how to determine the cost of moving freight under each.

Freight charges are typically calculated based on the following weight to measure rules:

  • Ocean Freight:  1,000 kg or 1 cubic meter, whichever is greater or in the case of freight from Asia, 600 kg or 1 cubic meter
  • Airfreight:  1 kg or 6,000 cubic centimeters, whichever is greater
  • Truck Freight:  Per pound, per skid or per trailer space

Keep the differences in mind the next time you need to calculate the cost of your next freight move  – or contact Cathy Fong, Manager – Freight Pricing for help on how to optimize your next shipment.  

Quick Tip #40
Maximize your load capacity by taking into account conveyance details and equipment specifications

Reduce your freight costs by taking advantage of loading the maximum allowable product in your chosen mode of transport.

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