Freight Transport

by Eric Jan seo

Direct Freight Australia is one of the leading freight companies in the thriving freight business in Australia. Just like the other freight companies, they are engaged in the service of helping transport commodities, goods or cargo physically in behalf of a shipper.


The shippers are companies that need to have the goods to be shipped. The type of freight carrier they use depends on what they ship which could be commodities, goods or cargo.

It is the most cost-effective way of shipping locally or crosses the country.


These freight services are commissioned by individuals or organizations provided their shipments are large and in excess of 150 lbs.




To date, there are four major types of freight transportation available for shippers to be able to use freight shipping. These would include the primary one which is ground (road), rail (by train) ocean (by ship) and air.


Every one of these transport types has its own methods and processes with which to conduct their transport business. The reasons are mainly dependent on the kind of means they carry the transport to their destinations but also on the different requirements needed


Basic freight


There are three Bills of Lading that are created and disbursed. One is for the shipper, upon pickup. The second one is for the consignee during delivery and the third one is for the carrier with all the information included during the booking of the shipment.


The freight processing is the procedure of transporting the commodities, goods or cargo by land, sea or air. Commonly associated with freight shipping are mostly trucks, railroad cars (freight trains of old) and large ships carrying containers housing the goods or cargo.


Definitions: freight


Nowadays, there are two accepted meanings of freight in and out of the industry. First, freight can be looked as cargo or goods transported by truck or some other means of transportation. Others refer to it as the cost of the transport.


Also, it can be referred to as simply the amount you are charged to transport goods. Raw lumber is referred to as an example of freight, transported to a furniture company. The transport itself can be referred to as ordinary freight to spare the expense.


While each of these modes of transportation has unique benefits, knowing which method is right for your business requires careful consideration.


Charges and fees


Freight charges are the cost of transportation services. These freight costs include packaging, palletizing, load or unload costs, carrier fees and insurance costs.


Freight is the transportation of goods, thus, the meaning of freight charges is the cost of transportation services. According to the Business Dictionary, freight costs include packaging, palletizing, load or unload costs, carrier fees, and insurance costs.


Freight rate


The price with which a certain cargo is delivered from one point to another is called a freight rate (it is simple called freight in ship chartering and historically.)


The price also depends on the form of the cargo, the mode of transport (truck, ship, train, and aircraft), the weight of the cargo and the distance to the delivery destination.


Carrier / freight


There is a difference between a carrier and freight. A common carrier is an individual or a company that transports goods on regular routes at set rates, even at set days.


A freight forwarder is a person or a company that organizes shipments for individuals or corporations to get goods from its origins to its destination. These forwarders typically contract with a carrier to move the goods.


The common carrier is either a public or private body that transport goods or people for a fee.  Utility companies and telecommunications companies are also considered common carriers.


A common carrier, unlike a private carrier, must provide its service to anyone willing to pay its fee, unless it has grounds for refusal.


Freight density


For purposes of rates and charges, the cargo is simply measured in cubic inches. First, the measurement is on the cargo’s length, width and height. Next, the three measurements (length, width and height) are multiplied.


Then, the total cubic inches is divided by 1,728 (the cubic inches in a cubic foot). Finally, the weight (pounds) is divided by the total cubic feet.


Ideally, the seller pays the freight charges to a major port or other shipping destination and the buyer pays the transport costs.To date, there are three major forms of services of freight.Learning all about these different types of freight services is a good first step in understanding the complexities involved in package deliveries.


Freight types


Filling in the need in today supply chain, a variety of flexible freight solutions existed to meet the business needs of organizations. The use of a fright type depends on your products, suppliers and trade patterns.You may need one of the types, or maybe a combination of freight options to get your shipments where they need to go.


Air freight


This shipping type involves in the transport of goods by charter or commercial air carriers. It is the fastest way of moving products all over the world, which is perfect for time-critical cargo.The goods are moved to a wide range of locations, nationally and globally. Air freight has low insurance premiums because of their short air freight times. Since they travel through highly-secured airports, they also offer enhance security.


Ocean freight


Sea freight shipping has ocean carriers in transporting goods packed in large standardized size cargo containers. They are picked up at ports around the world and travel to specific freight lanes to their destinations.Although it takes longer than air freight, it is recommended for heavy and bulky shipments and they are less expensive.While air freight shipping factors weigh into the total cost, ocean freight shipping charges only by container.


Land freight


It is called ground shipping and it involves movement of goods by railway or by truck. While this type can be on its own, sometimes it is used in combination with air freight or ocean freight services in moving the cargo, called intermodal freight transport.The extensive railway system is the backbone of freight train shipping. When shipping cargo to its destination. It is usually cheaper and environmentally friendly than the others. It can carry standard size cargo containers, bulk commodities, vehicles, and other specialized options.


Trucks: LTL / FTL


Less Than Truck Load Shipping (LTL) are used by shippers with smaller loads to ship. This method is also used to have shipments from several customers (that pay only for their portions in the cargo) into one truck trailer.


Full Truckload Freight Shipping (FTL) is when customers use up the entire space of a standard truck trailer for their goods. Usually, it is only used by one customer for one destination.

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