Importing from China and other Asian Countries
The Ultimate Guide to Importing from China and other Asian Countries
Safety Standards & Labelling
Importer & Customs Responsibilities
OEM & ODM Manufacture
Types of Suppliers
Attending Trade Shows
Supplier Process Steps
Freight Process Steps
Request for Freight Quote
Overview of Fulfillment Options
Third Party Fulfillment
Cross-Docking and Crowdfunding
A Quick Guide to Incoterms
Commercial Invoice Template
Commercial Invoice and Packing List: What You Need to Know
How Do I Estimate How Many Cartons Will Fit on a Pallet?
Should I use Freight or Parcel to ship?
Is Prime Freight going to handle communication with my supplier?
8 Common types of bills of lading
Can I use my Own Cargo Insurance?
Five Factors to Consider Looking For a Fulfillment Center
How long will it take to pick up a container from the port?
What's the purpose of a Bill of Lading?
Transportation tips During peak season
Packaging and Damage Prevention Tips
The Principles of Quality Control (QC)
How to load a container
How much cargo fits in a container?
Do I need to put my cargo on pallets?
What kind of markings should my cartons have?
What are the ocean alliances
How do I get ready for the Chinese New Year (CNY)?
What's the Chargeable Weight?
Why do Freight Costs Vary by Trade Lane?
Who do I say to My Supplier is the Consignee on the Bill of Lading ?
Trucking Charges for FCL Shipping
How is Prime Freight Incorporating GRI and PSS?
Should I be shipped by air or by LCL?
Types of Air Service
Should I ship by LCL or FCL?
Can I change the quantities I have already generated on an Amazon shipping plan?
Could I have several FBA locations in one shipment?
If I don't want all my goods shipped to Amazon, does Prime Freight offer storage?
How can I send my shipment to one fulfillment center?
How do I calculate Amazon LTL warehouse charges for Amazon FBA?
How do I calculate an Amazon FBA warehouse's UPS charges?
How will my supply chain impact Amazon Prime Day?
How do I pay Amazon for the final delivery?
Why does Prime Freight need access to my Amazon Seller Central Account ?
What is the difference between items packed individually and in case?
What is the timeline of an Amazon Shipment from the Port of Destination?
What are Amazon Shipments ' Labeling Requirements?
What are the criteria for palletization of Amazon?
Quotes and Billing
What are the costs not included in my Quotes?
What do you mean by Freight $/Unit and $/Unit?
What's included in the pickup & delivery fee?
What if the real cargo figures are different from what I entered in the quote request?
Why Is My Invoice Higher than My Quote?
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Why do Freight Costs Vary by Trade Lane?
Updated by Alfayriad
Prime Freight The cost of shipping 100 cbm of the product from Shenzhen to Los Angeles is not likely to be equal to the cost of shipping the same 100 cbm of the product from Shenzhen to Rotterdam. The reasons for this cost differentiation include: supply and demand The freight rates of the commercial lane are determined by the supply and demand for service on that commercial lane. Tariffs tend to be lower on high-traffic commercial lanes where numerous carriers offer services and need to keep their prices competitive to gain market share. Freight rates tend to be higher on commercial lanes where demand for service is small and only a few carriers may provide service.
GRI (General Rate Increase) Freight prices will be lower on industrial lanes where the GRI has been introduced. Usually, GRIs are introduced on commercial lanes where the competitiveness of the carrier has been too weak.
Seasonal / Market Conditions During periods of high demand, carriers can apply a PSS (Peak Season Surcharge) to commercial lanes. PSS may be applied at any time of year, but it is more common before the fall / winter holidays and before the Chinese New Year.
Freight prices may also increase on trade lanes affected by high demand due to peak seasons, Chinese New Year and Golden Week.
Trade lane freight prices may also differ due to port conditions that may be triggered by weather, accidents, etc. Register to Prime Freight’s market alerts to be alerted when a GRI or PSS has been introduced, when port conditions are causing delays or rate increases, and whether you can expect to see an increase or decrease in your trade lanes.