Article provided by: Freight Calculator
Freight Calculator is home of the LCL Less than Container Load Ocean Consolidations Shipping Calculator. Freight Calculator is a one-of-a-kind tool that gives you the convenience and simplicity of being able to quote and reserve ocean shared space with the click of a couple of buttons. Our Freight Shipping Calculator ships from more than 20 warehouses located throughout the United States to hundreds of cities internationally.
Export and Arrival
You will have the same choice at the time you ship and receive your cargo. We can come to your place and pick up your load, then ship it to your final destination, or you can drop it off at any of our numerous warehouses. Then, you or someone you approve of may pick up your cargo in-person, or we can deliver your belongings directly to your new international address for you. We will work with you and coordinate closely throughout the entire moving process. You may track your cargo in real-time, and we are happy to communicate by whichever means is most comfortable for you, be it the telephone, email, or other means.
Once your load is at our warehouse, we’ll bring an ocean container from the seaport to our warehouse where your cargo will be loaded into the container. Then, we’ll return the loaded container to the seaport where it will be shipped to your final destination. Freight Calculator typically ships cargo out once a week. Therefore, we offer free storage for up to 30 days in our warehouse prior to shipping your cargo. You may add more cargo at any time prior to your container’s shipment.
How We Bill
In order for us to remain in compliance with federal maritime laws, we will provide you with a unique reservation number. Before we can issue a reservation number, we must receive estimates of your cargo’s dimensions and weight. Then, once your cargo arrives at one of our warehouses, an accurate weight and measurement will be taken, and you will be issued a dock receipt.
You might be happy to know that we don’t charge by weight. Instead, we charge only by the exact amount of space that your cargo occupies within our container. So, if two items are the exact same size, and one item weighs 50 lbs. while the other item weighs 5,000 lbs., you will pay the same price to store said items. Please note that we have a minimum requirement of 1 cubic meter per container.
How to Get the Most Accurate Quote
To get the most accurate quote upfront, it is important that you know the approximate dimensions of your load. One of the easiest ways to figure this out is to purchase your boxes from www.uline.com. Here, you will get very accurate dimensions, and your boxes will be quickly shipped to you. If you have your own boxes, another way to get a fairly accurate approximation of the dimensions of your load is to draw a 4ft x 4ft square on the floor and visualize about how high the stack of boxes will be. Contact Freight Calculator if you have any additional questions regarding our services or how to use our Freight Shipping Calculator.