Terms & Glossaries of Shipping and Trading

Through Rate

A rate applicable from point of origin to destination. A through rate may be either a joint rate or a combination of two or more rates.

What is Through Rate?

A through rate refers to a single rate that covers the cost of transporting cargo from its origin to its final destination, including all transportation modes and any related services. The through rate is typically calculated by combining the individual rates for each leg of the journey into a single fee.