The cost of shipping varies on a case by case basis. Usually, the freight element of the shipping or handling at local port or airport will contribute heavily to your overall charges. Charges will always be dependent on the size of your consignment, weight and volume. You should always request a cost from your forwarder before shipping so you are aware of your outlay. You should also be aware of charges that may not have been included in your quotation as they are unforeseen.