Shipping your products from the factory floor to your doorstep can be a bit of a mine field, especially if you don’t understand shipping methods, codes and terminology. There are various hoops to jump through such as customs clearance, tax, insurance, duty, import permits and quarantine to name a few. With worldwide shipping partners, MyShipper can work out the most cost effective shipping method for your goods, take care of all the paperwork, tax, insurance and ship directly to door.
Factories will often quote you freight prices which don’t include all the additional costs at your end. This can come as a surprise when you add customs clearance, port handling, trucking from the port, taxes and quarantine fees. There are essential costs such as tax and duty but additional costs such as freight, paperwork, document handling, port charges, customs clearance and transport are often charged at high rates. MyShipper can take care of all the paperwork and help you reduce those additional costs. Prices for shipping change regularly and can also depend on the size of your order, the suppliers’ location and the delivery location. Depending on the size or deadline of your order, MyShipper can work out the most cost effective freight option, whether it be by air or sea.
FULL CONTAINER LOAD
Also known as FCL, Full Container Load means that one customer books one or more full shipping containers. As the smallest standard marine container can fit around 33 cubic meters of cargo or 28 metric tons, you might consider booking part of a container if your shipment is considerably less than this. This is known as LCL.
LESS THAN CONTAINER LOAD
Less than container load or LCL shipping enables you to book a part of a container and only pay for the space that you need per cubic meter. This means that your cargo will go into a container along with other small consignments of a similar trade and the cost of shipping is based on the amount of space your order takes up in the container.