Freight News, Logistics

Freight rates online

[ August 11, 2015   //   ]

Link Shipping says it has stolen a march on its competition by offering a quick and easy online rate calculator for customers looking to move freight with the international freight forwarder. The calculator incorporates a wide range of destinations and can be used for either sea or air transport. It allows cargo agents and shippers to quickly ascertain a competitive quote from Link Shipping and, says Link’s business development manager John Fiddies, “It’s clearly a big time-saver.”

Launched in July, the online calculator has been well received, he notes, with users from locations as far afield as Brazil, China and the Seychelles using the site. “And this is being turned into new business,” Fiddies notes.

The current website is just version one. Within a few weeks he expects Link Shipping’s courier rates to be added to the calculator. The company’s courier offering is targeted at commercial shippers and includes deliveries of parcels of approximately 40-50kg or heavier.