Your company can now export goods to any country in the world, through B2B Freight, the easy-to-use online platform where you can receive instant quotes for most of your freight and logistics needs.
If you want to export goods or ship commodities efficiently, effectively and economically, B2B Freight is your solution.
What are your options for shipping freight overseas?
When shipping goods abroad, you have many airports and seaports to choose from. However, before deciding whether to use ocean or air freight services to transport your goods, it makes sense to consider the positives and negatives of the different options. We will describe some of those pros and cons on this page.
Less than Container Load (LCL):There is no need to ship an entire container if you don't have enough goods to fill it with. With LCL shipping, your shipment can share a container with other goods and you will only pay for the space you use. It is ideal for smaller loads that cannot be shipped as air freight.
Full Container Load (FCL): Exporters with large loads or who do not want their cargo to share a container can choose FCL. This option gives you the exclusive right to use a container, which you can partially or fully fill with your cargo. FCL is generally faster than LCL shipping and typically more economical for large shipments.
For speed of delivery, nothing beats air freight. While the duration of sea transport is measured in weeks, air freight can be completed in a matter of days. That said, it is by far the most expensive way to ship cargo.
How much does it cost to ship cargo abroad?
The price of all shipments to other countries will depend on the following factors:
- The nature of the goods being shipped;
- The shipping method chosen;
- The size, weight and volume of the freight;
- The distance the goods need to be transported;
- The choice of door-to-port, port-to-door, port-to-port or door-to-door delivery.
Weight doesn't just affect the shipping fees you'll pay for your shipment; but also, it may affect your choice of air or sea shipping. This is because goods weighing over 100 kg (220 lbs) are usually shipped more economically, such as ocean freight.
There is rarely much difference; however, between the air and sea freight quotes for goods weighing less than 100 kg (220 lbs), which means that in such cases shipping by air ends up being preferable.