Freight-All-Kinds (FAK)

Freight-All-Kinds (FAK) is a freight classification that is widely used in the transportation of goods by rail. The term FAK refers to the fact that this type of shipment includes all types of cargo, regardless of its weight or dimensions.

This approach to rate making is based only upon the shipment weight and distance, which makes it a popular choice for transportation companies operating in TOFC service.

While there are some benefits to using FAK shipments, there are also a few potential drawbacks that shippers should be aware of.

  • For example, if your goods don’t fit into the standard container sizes used for shipping via rail, you may end up paying more for transport than you would if you had chosen a different classification.
  • Additionally, it can be difficult to predict shipping costs for FAK shipments, since the price is based on the weight and distance of the entire shipment, rather than individual items.

FAK shipments remain a popular choice for many shippers due to their simplicity and their ability to accommodate a wide range of cargo.

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