Overseas Shipping Rates

What To Know About Overseas Shipping Rates

Overseas shipping rates will vary widely depending on the season, the size of the load, and the type of transport selected. For example, transporting a load via cargo ship is often the least expensive option, but it can take anywhere from two weeks to a month or more to get from point A to point B. Air freight, on the other hand, is more expensive, but usually only takes a few days.

There are also several taxes and fees associated with international shipping that can have an impact on the total cost. Some examples include duties and taxes, customs charges, port fees, storage expenses, and insurance for your cargo. A lot goes into the overseas shipping process, which is why shippers without an established transport network often work with freight forwarders.

Freight forwarders are expert international transporters with all the necessary connections to move your cargo quickly and safely. They typically handle all necessary documentation, can offer suggestions for the ideal transport method, and make you aware of every cost that may arise. Fortunately, FR8Star offers shippers access to a network of qualified and reliable freight forwarders that can handle the finer details so you can focus on running your business. 

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