Understanding freight charges and invoices can be a nightmare. Freight forwarders have as much as a dozen or more ‘inland’ costs within the pick-up and port fees.
Interstate freight has basic charges, minimum charges, weight breaks, pallet rates, carton rates and minimum kilogram rates. Zone to postcode files for every zone for every carrier has a range of postcodes that differs between all the transport companies.
You can see the mathematical difficulties that companies are faced with.
Now add cubic conversion factors into the equation for both forms of distribution and it becomes even more difficult to calculate given cubic conversion factors greatly influence the actual charge weight. This is the greater weight between the physical weight and the items volume multiplied by a cubic conversion factor of either 167, 250, 333 or 1000 m3? Confused?
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