Useful information

This section provides additional information that may be useful if you work in the field of foreign economic activities.

In the Incoterms section you can read about commercial terms widely used in international commercial transactions.

Learn more about the types of containers, its size and characteristics, you can check in the Intermodal container section. In section Heat insulation inside of containers you will read about ways how to preserve the quality of cargoes, which are sensitive to ambient temperature.

Packing and marking section tells you how important compliance of the marking on the package and on the goods with information in all shipping documents, as well as the functions of the packing.

If you are thinking about what mode of transport to choose to receive goods from your suppliers, as well as its advantages and disadvantages, you can read How to choose the right mode of transport for your goods section.

If you are confused about the logistic vocabulary, you will find answers to all your questions in Terms and Terminology section

Information about holidays in Hong Kong and China can be found here: Public holidays in Hong Kong and China.

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Ocean freight calculation

International ocean freight shipping rates may be ALL-IN (all-inclusive) or may be subject to surcharges related to a particular origin-destination country. Surcharges in international shipping can be a percentage of ocean rates on top of ocean freight rates itself and/or lump sums added to the international ocean freight rate.

Important! Do not confuse total shipping cost on your international shipment with an ocean freight rate obtained from an international shipping company in an ocean freight quote provided.

Typically international LCL sea freight rates offered by international shipping companies on EXPORT cargo include origin charges, but do not include destination charges.

International ocean freight shipping rates offered by international shipping companies on IMPORT cargo may not include charges at origin as well.

Notice: These regulations may not apply if you use service from an international shipping company.