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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 #51
The link between insurance premiums and risk

There are many factors which affect the pricing of your insurance premium, but all revolve around the risk involved. For example, the longer the transit time, the more time available for something negative to happen.

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