Frequently Asked Questions

Freight forwarding is a service used by companies that deal in international or multi-national import and export. While the freight forwarder doesn’t actually move the freight itself, it acts as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services. Sending products from one international destination to another can involve a multitude of carriers, requirements and legalities. A freight forwarding service handles the considerable logistics of this task for the client, relieving what would otherwise be a formidable burden. Route International Cargo provides the services guarantee that products will get to the proper destination by an agreed upon date, and in good condition. One of the many advantages of using Route International Cargo is that it handles ancillary services that are a part of the international shipping business. Insurance and customs documentation and clearance are some examples. Route International Cargo can save the client untold time and potential headaches while providing reliable transportation of products at competitive rates.

While there are several factors involved, the primary is market demand. However from mid-January through early February there is an upsurge of cargo moving to beat the Chinese New Year deadline whereby factories all over China shut down for weeks. This usually keeps rates high, as there are always space problems for cargo getting on vessels and space on airlines. From May through November this would be the “peak season” where there is a big demand for cargo moving into the Nepal, so the Carriers raise the rates during this period, with the GRI (general rate increase), and PSS (peak season surcharge). Another factor is fuel. The surcharge carrier can change when the oil prices rise of fall. Another factor is when there is heavy downturn in traffic and volume as a result of the current earthquake 2015 and strike on Kolkata port. This creates an air space and vessel shortage or a false space problem. This type of thing is not normal.

Most freight payments are done with a Company check. However you can also pay with wire transfer. Payment is sent right around the time the freight is due to arrive, clear customs and be released.

We would send ahead of time with all necessary banking information and references.

Firstly, make sure your supplier overseas (on imports) or if you are the supplier for an export shipment, creates all of the necessary documents correctly (packing lists, Pro forma Invoice, commercial invoice, original bill of lading-OB/L) and in a timely fashion, so that all documents are provided with the necessary banks and sent to you (the importer) or your buyer-consignee on the B/L (if you are the exporter) at least 1 week before cargo arrives the destination so that everything can be processed through customs ahead of schedule and freight can be paid along with presentation of the original B/L. One factor that usually slows this process down is when there is discrepancies between the buyer and supplier and since the goods are not paid for, the OB/L has not been surrendered by the Supplier to the Consignee (buyer).

please follow the This Link for detail from Offiical site of Government of Nepal.

Air Freight is based on both the actual weight and changeable weight of the cargo.

There is a special formula. Just give us all three dimensions and we will calculate the chargeable weight for you.