Wondering which shipping option is right for you? Make sure you’re looking beyond ocean transport rates to get an accurate picture of the full costs involved.

A growing number of shippers moving high-value goods on tight schedules know that the best way to compare shipping options is to consider the total landed shipping costs rather than the ocean transport rate alone. After all, the ocean rate is often just a small percentage of the overall cost. As well as port handling fees and costs for cargo protection, you’ll also need to think about costs for ground transport and warehousing – as well as other added extras.