SIMPLE. DIGITAL. IMMEDIATELY. – Calculate transport costs throughout Germany and Europe with Koch International

With just a few clicks, you can use our online tool to calculate your freight costs and receive a customised quote. You will immediately receive the lorry freight costs at daily updated conditions and have the option of ordering your shipment directly. Whether you are looking for freight forwarding prices for national or international shipping as general cargo, part loads (LTL logistics) or full truck loads (FTL logistics), you can easily find the most favourable freight price with us – simply, quickly and all on one platform.

You can of course book our premium services and additional services such as transport insurance directly online.

How to calculate shipping costs with our shipping calculator?

Calculating freight costs with Koch International is very easy.

Save yourself the trouble of researching and comparing freight costs on many different websites, don’t get stuck in annoying waiting loops or be put off by lengthy e-mail contacts: with us, you can obtain your desired shipping quotes and freight costs with little effort! Our online freight cost calculator automatically calculates and calculates the transport costs.

Calculate freight Prices in Realtime & easily Book transports online

1. Simply enter the sender and destination in the first screen. You can simply enter the name of the company – our system recognises the corresponding address directly. All relevant consignment details are then requested. Firstly, you must enter the number and type of packaging materials and their dimensions. The actual weight and value of the goods must not be forgotten. These factors play an important role in determining a quote. With Koch International you can even send your goods to private individuals. The daily price enquiry is free of charge and requires no login or registration.

2. A precise algorithm then provides you with an offer at the best price in real time. This means we can always offer you the best price of the day. Normally, the goods will be collected on the next working day. However, you can individually set the collection date that is most convenient for you. You also have the option of selecting a collection time slot. You can now select the offer and product (for transport by lorry) that suits you best:

  1. Standard shipping 
  2. Next-day delivery
  3. Delivery on your requested date

3. Finally, you have the option of paying for your booking by invoice or via PayPal. You will not incur any additional costs after booking. Your transport is then entered directly into our system. We then take care of everything else for you: from scheduling to service. We combine online processing with excellent customer service. You can contact our service team at any time if you have any questions about the booking process. Trained employees are always at your disposal.

What factors make up the freight costs?

Transport costs play a decisive role for companies that want to ship goods. Calculating freight costs is an important step in determining the best price for transport. This calculation gives you the opportunity to optimise your logistics processes and reduce costs. By taking various factors into account and using modern technology, you can calculate your transport costs accurately and benefit from favourable prices.

Calculating freight costs is an essential part of the logistics industry that requires special expertise and detailed consideration of various factors. Customers who want to ship their goods by lorry are often faced with the challenge of determining the exact transport costs. This cost calculation is not only dependent on the actual weight of the freight, but also on other elements such as the chargeable weight, the volume, the type of transport – be it LCl (Less than Container Load) or FCL (Full Container Load) containers – and the destination. The weight factor plays an important role in the calculation of freight costs. A distinction is made between the actual weight and the chargeable weight, with the higher weight being decisive for the calculation. This weight information, together with the dimensions of the consignment, enables the freight forwarder to calculate the volume and therefore the costs efficiently.

Determining the best price for transport requires taking into account both the direct costs of transport by lorry as well as additional charges and seasonal surcharges. Companies that carry out a precise breakpoint calculation can offer their customers favourable prices with optimal service quality. This includes ensuring that there are no hidden or additional costs after booking and that the offer is transparent and fairly calculated.

Here is an overview of the factors that are used to calculate the transport costs of your delivery:

Transportation process:

Koch International avoids empty trips by placing additional cargo in the freight compartments to ensure an optimal load. Your benefit as a customer: Efficient transportation and competitive freight costs.

Transport details:

We take account of all the information for your shipment when calculating the transport costs. This includes the weight, dimensions as well as the value of your transported goods. You can enter these details directly in our Transport Shop. The quote may differ depending on these details.

Duration of transport:

We deliver your freight by lorry within Germany within a standard period of 24 to 48 hours. You can find all other international times in our download area.

Transport date:

The prices in the transport business fluctuate constantly throughout the year as the relationship between the freight offer and the free freight compartment capacities is not always constant. The freight price therefore depends on the seasons.

Transport routes:

Have you ever asked why outgoing transport is more expensive than return transport? Or why a short transport route is not always cheaper? Cost differences can occur for many reasons:

  • the majority of the transport costs is based on the kilometres covered. This is joined by factors such as the time spent on the pick-up journey, the idle time for loading and unloading or backloads, all of which can have an influence on the costs of the order.
  • For example, a delivery from Cologne to Switzerland is more expensive than a delivery from Switzerland to Cologne because there is surplus capacity towards Germany. Other reasons include the costs due to a longer pick-up route (preliminary leg) to the consignor for the forwarder.

In addition, the experience and expertise of the freight forwarder play an important role in ensuring smooth and cost-efficient transport. Companies such as freight forwarders that have an extensive network and experience in the logistics industry are able to offer their customers not only favourable prices, but also valuable advice and individual solutions.

With many years of experience and expertise in the logistics industry, Koch International specialises in offering its customers a comprehensive service. Our qualified logistics experts and extensive network enable us to offer customised solutions and support customers at every step of the transport process.

Your benefits:

  • European network for efficient forwarding
  • Online calculation of your forwarding costs
  • Immediate information on transport costs
  • Simple and quick ordering of requested transport
  • Integrated shipment tracking (Track & Trace)
  • Electronic invoice as PDF (dispatch by email)
  • Partial load (LTL transport) or full load (FTL transport)
  • Save time and money with intelligent algorithms and straightforward processes

What shipments can we transport for you?

You can ship pallets throughout Europe quickly and cheaply via our general cargo network. We can transport freight of almost any type, size and weight for you. Even hazardous goods are possible! Freight weighing 30 kg or more should be transported on a pallet for safe transport. You can ship your goods on Euro pallets as well as one-way pallets, half pallets or pallet cages. Part loads (LCL containers) or full loads (FCL containers) can also be shipped throughout Germany and Europe. Of course, you can also book our premium services and additional services.

Why book with Koch International rather than a freight exchange?

As part of CargoLine, we form a nationwide network with numerous well-known partners in Germany and abroad with daily departures to ship your general cargo.

To quickly transport the partial and full loads of our customers, our scheduling department has access to over 350 vehicles every day, including over 100 of our own haulage vehicles. Our excellent network ensures that we will find the right additional cargo for your partial loads throughout Europe. This lets us transport your goods as efficiently as possible and for the lowest price. For you and your customers, this means: flexibility, planning reliability and low prices.

Thanks to decades of experience, Koch International also shines with its successfully developed customer service. We can automatically calculate the price for your freight online, but still offer personal contact with our service team. As a company, it is important to us to keep an eye on your delivery from collection to delivery. Not only as a customer do you have the opportunity to receive information at a high level, we are also happy to assist you with your first bookings. We not only offer you the most favourable prices in terms of freight costs – we also offer a dedicated service.

All of Koch International’s services are tested in accordance with the relevant standards and have the corresponding certificates. Thanks to our many years of experience, we can also draw on a wealth of expertise. Put your goods in the hands of our 850 qualified logistics experts.

Beyond borders.

Working with a reliable logistics partner like Koch International not only offers customers access to a wide range of transport options, but also to highly qualified customer service. Trained employees are always available to answer questions, handle individual requests and ensure that the entire transport process runs smoothly.

In a constantly changing world of logistics, it is crucial to have a partner at your side who not only fulfils current requirements, but is also flexible enough to be able to react to future developments and challenges. With Koch International, you have a reliable partner who will not only accompany you across borders, but also into the future.

Koch International is your reliable partner for shipping your freight, not only within Europe, but worldwide. Whether you need rail transport, sea freight, land transport or air freight, we offer tailor-made solutions for your requirements.

Do you have special requirements for your transport? No problem. We are experts in customised transport solutions. Whether it’s temperature-controlled transport, express deliveries or hazardous goods transport, we will find the right solution for you.

You can rely on our expertise to get your consignments to their destination safely and on time.

Can we assist you?
We are looking forward to receiving your inquiry.
Leandro Ferreira
Digi Team

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