Technology & Advancements

08 June 2021 • 7 min read

Get Freight with Cogoport’s Discover Rates Tool

Editorial Team

Instant freight quotes for all your logistics needs – shipping, trucking or customs clearance – in one place.

We live in the age of instant gratification. Need lunch? Order takeaway. Like something on Facebook or Instagram? Shop online. Need to get somewhere fast? Call a cab. Almost everything we want is just a click away.

But when it comes to shipping, many SMEs find that freight forwarders take hours or even days to send them freight quotes. All this while their customers wait and shipment dates are taken. Even when the quotes finally arrive, there is usually no transparency. SMEs have no way to ensure if they have been given the most cost-effective deal.

At Cogoport, we decided this had to change.

We have improved our freight discovery tool to help SMEs find and compare freight rates from trusted and verified freight forwarders, instantly.

Meet Discover Rates – our new and improved freight rates discovery tool.

Here’s what it brings you:

  • Fast and mobile-friendly search.
  • Instant results.
  • No unnecessary questions.
  • One screen view of all rates, including add-on services.

How Discover Rates is better

1. All the information you need in seconds: Find and compare multiple freight rates from various port pairs across the world. That’s not all. Also get details about sailing dates, transhipment ports, estimated transit time, free days at the destination port, basic freight cost and total landed cost. You can now send freight quotes to your customer faster. 

2. All your logistics requirements in one place: You need a trucker? No Problem. Customs Clearance? Easy. Seeking Fumigation? We got it covered. Not just port-to-port, find quotes for all your logistics requirements using the ‘Discover Rates’ tool all in one go. 

3. Demand the rate you are looking for: If the rate quoted is too high or if you can’t find a quote that includes your preferred shipping line, don't worry. Use the 'Start Special Rate Request' option to send your requirements to over 600 service providers. You will be sent a personalised quote within six business hours.

Customer driven improvements

Cogoport held over 400 conversations with its customers before improving its freight rate discovery search based on their feedback.

“I remember meeting an exporter in Kolkata who shipped textile products to Saudi Arabia. He completely relied on his freight service provider for quotes. He didn’t try to find out if it was more cost-effective for him to send his goods to Nhava Sheva near Mumbai via truck or train and then via container ship to Jeddah OR to ship the consignment directly from Kolkata port. I was shocked to see SMEs like him lacked complete visibility over their costs. I decided we needed a tool that was fast and transparent about costs.”

– Nishant Dalmia, CTO Cogoport

3 steps to Discover Rates

Step 1: Enter the 'Origin Port'


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You don’t have to enter in the full name. Our intuitive drop-down list will offer you the most relevant suggestions.

Step 2: Enter the ‘Destination Port'

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You don’t have to enter in the full name. Our intuitive drop-down list will offer you the most relevant suggestions.


Step 3: Enter container details such as container count, container size, container type, commodity, incoterm and cargo weight per container. Remember, these are mandatory steps. Then, click on the ‘Search Rates’ button.

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‘Discover Rates’ helps importers and exporters bring about efficiency in managing data, track real-time trends, and improve services. No matter where you are and where you want to send your goods; ‘Discover Rates’ will ensure you get the best rates.

What are you waiting for?

Login to Cogoport today and get your freight rates instantly.

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