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What is the Required Information for Calculating Freight Costs?

What is the Required Information for Calculating Freight Costs?

When importing from China to any other place in the world, one of the most important topics you must focus on is the freight cost. The cost that you will have to pay for the delivery of your cargo to your destination is calculated and dependant on a number of variants. In this article, we will focus on the required information for calculating freight costs.

What is a freight cost?

A freight cost is a price for shipping a specific cargo from one point to another. The price depends on the form of the cargo, the mode of carriage (truck, container, rail, aircraft), the weight of the cargo and the distance to the destination of delivery. Many shipping services, especially air carriers, use dimensional weight for price calculation, taking into account both the weight and volume of the cargo.

Required Information for Calculating Freight Costs

As mentioned above, the information required to calculate freight costs depends on the cargo specifications. Of course, this cost can vary from shipment to shipment. 

In ddpch, we offer Door to Door freight, Air freight, Sea freight, Express and Courrier Service, Amazon FBA, and etc. On our shipping quote form, you can see different information fields. Let us take a walk on that form and check the required information for calculating freight costs.

Shipping Quote Form

After basic personal information such as name and contact information, you will move on to the part about your cargo. In this part, the first field you will come across is about choosing your shipping service. The dropdown menu includes options for the type of shipping. Options such as air freight, ocean freight, Door to Door delivery, FBA Amazon (Everything about FBA Amazon service), Online Shipping, and Express Courier Delivery Services.

Secondly, you are asked to provide the commodity name and total weight in kg. After that, you will have to provide information including the number of commodity pieces (boxes, pallets, packages). And the size of the shipment (dimensions). 

Following you will input the origin city in China and your destination city. Later you will be asked whether your shipment includes any batteries or liquid or internal motor.  And later you will need to provide your comodity brand, shipping term (EXW, FCA, FOB, CFR, CIF, CPT, DDP, etc.), and seller address.

At the bottom of the form, you will provide the date in which your package will be ready. Then comes the time to upload a bunch of documents. If your shipment includes batteries, any liquid or motor you should attach the MSDS file. Then you must attach the Proforma Invoice and Packing List.

Open our Shipping Quote Form

We will evaluate the required information for calculating freight costs you provided and will send you a quote in a short time. If you have any questions about shipping, you can contact our support team.

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