What type of cargo do we benchmark?
At this current time, general cargo only.
What is actually benchmarked in the air freight rates?
Air freight rates are benchmarked by the following price components:
- Airport-to-airport rate
- Fuel surcharge
- Security surcharge
- Peak season surcharge
- Airline handling surcharge
Any other additional surcharges included in the rate will be discarded. This is because benchmarking a standard set of price components allows us to make all rates within our database "equal and comparable" to one another. For this reason, your rates may appear different than you remember- in these cases, it's most likely due to particular surcharges being removed from your prices because we do not benchmark them.
What conversion do we use for volumetric pricing?
We use the general standard conversion ratio of 6000 cubic cm to 1 kg.