How much do you pay for your freight shipping? Is it cost-effective or are high rates and service fees crippling your business and cash flow? What your freight is costing you can make or break your company. While ocean freight has experienced great reduced rates this year, it’s always in your best interests to seek out the lowest possible rate from service providers. Getting a freight shipping quote that’s in-line with your budget and good for your business is essential if you are transporting goods over long distances by ocean freight. It goes without saying that you will be looking for a freight shipping quote that’s cost-effective, but the risk involved is also of vital importance. When taking on a shipment quote, be aware that you will be responsible for the safety of the goods until they reach their destination which means that the quote needs to include more than just a low freight rate. It needs to cater to insurance too.
Being a member of a shipping association entitles you to a lower freight rate than a non-member simply due to the combined volume of shipments of all the members. This alone will ensure that your freight shipping rate is kept to a minimum. It also means that you share the risk with other members, bringing potential costs and expenses down exponentially.
How do we get the best freight shipping quote for you?
Of course to benefit from great freight shipping quotes you will need to be a member of our shipping associate. The requirements of our members can be found here.
If you would like to streamline your business shipping processes, take the time to consider joining USSA, one of the industry’s leading shipping associations. For more information, advice and support with your shipments, contact us via email or telephone at USSA today.
Through the USSA consortium, FMC has access to competitive rates by leveraging the member volumes and capabilities, best-in-class information technology and up-to-date information about the shipping industry. USSA provides FMC with a cost effective way to optimize its logistics spend.
I like the fact that USSA partnered with GT Nexus. With this tool I can always see exactly what my freight rates are.
Amcol International was looking for the ability to achieve the competitive rates that higher volume shippers are able to obtain. We found this with USSA. Through our membership we have not only achieved the improved rates, but we now have the ability to access a broader group of carriers, giving us security in our shipping options.
Through membership in the USSA we have gained more competitive rates and a reliable network of other exporters. Joining the USSA has been a positive experience with great results.
The ability to leverage ocean logistics services has been a very positive tool in reducing our overall spend, i.e. such as gaining exposure to various IT and systems solutions and ultimately entering into an IT solution (GT Nexus) at a significantly discounted cost. The ability to openly communicate and bench-marking of services/rates with a group of shippers is a very positive tool.