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What is freight shipping and what are the factors affecting it?

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Freight shipping comprises of transporting cargo, goods, and commodities by the means of air, land or water transport. In other words, freight can be defined as the goods shipped by truck, train, ships or planes. Freight shipping is mostly carried out using trucks, railroad cars and large ships that can carry huge containers. Below are some of the factors that affect shipping rates when it comes to freight shipping. a) Weight of the shipment b) Density of the shipment c) Distance between source and destination d) Freight Classification e) Shipping Mode f) Fuel Cost g) Tariff rates and Negotiated Rates


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