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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 #31
Act Quickly to resolve non-compliance issues and avoid increasing fines

Most monetary penalties issued by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) under the Administrative Monetary Penalty System (AMPS) escalate with repetition.

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