Always in Motion:

What Info Do I Need for a Logistics Quotation?

Published On: August 17th, 2023

Looking for global freight management or North American distribution logistics, or needing customs clearance advice, warehousing, or specialized transportation services? Call on GTM! We will create a solution that matches your budget, meets your deadlines, and exceeds your expectations. We start by gathering all pertinent details.

Need a logistics quotation? Please provide the following standard information:

📌 Your Incoterms between buyer and seller. This will tell us which freight costs you will be responsible for.
📌 Your shipment’s origin and destination, points and ports, as well as postal/zip codes if available
📌 Shipment mode: ocean, air, import / export or trucking
📌 Shipment type: FCL, LCL, FTL, LTL
📌 Proper commodity description or HTS code
📌 Freight dimensions: (L x W x H)
📌 Weight in metric tons and/or pounds/kilos
📌 Volume and frequency of shipments (weekly? monthly? annually?)
📌 Special handling or oversized equipment requirement details if applicable

📌 When customs clearance is required, we will need copies of your commercial invoice(s) to calculate duty rates.

Providing the above information will ensure GTM’s logistics team can give every customer the best solution, while identifying the most cost-effective mode of global transport.

The GTM team embodies excellence across all transport modes, ensuring customer shipments arrive safely and on time. Our customers value our proven reliability and exceptional customer service. This personal commitment, coupled with our global reach, are why companies choose – and stay with – GTM.

Request a quote or chat with a GTM advisor now: