How to Know the Cost of Ocean Freight Shippping

To determine the cost of ocean freight shipping it is necessary to know what type of delivery needs to be made, and agree in advance with the customer or supplier the conditions by which the shipping will be made under.

The price may vary depending on following factors

– If it is an import or export.
– If a full container load (FCL) or less than a container load (LCL).
– Agreed Incoterm.

DECISION FOR PURCHASING A LCL OR FULL CONTAINERS SHIPMENT
LCL shipments are suitable for low volume exports/imports (less than 15m3) however; the transportation cost per unit of product shipped will be higher. Also, if sending a groupage it is important to have everything fully planned out, as it may result in higher than expected costs when it arrives at the destination due to the emergence of intermediaries (see our article on this subject).
By contrast, full container shipments, although more expensive, allow much higher loads, which makes costs more distributed and transport costs per unit of output much lower compared to shipping with groupage. In addition, a full container is consigned directly to the final destination, which means that no more intermediaries are used.

FOR THE MOST COMMON BILLING CONCEPTS IN SHIPPING OPERATIONS, SEE OUR FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Price of maritime transport for full container shipment

Price of maritime transport for LCL shipment

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