For the European market we have a set number of freight forwarders that operate mainly with their own vehicles. This helps to eliminate communication errors and delay. We make use of a database that shows us the cheapest option for each postal code. For areas we don’t have these preset rates for we request spot rates at our trusted carriers. Apart from road transportation we also work with an expediting agent to help us with export by Sea (LCL/FCL) or by Air. Rates fluctuate against factors like volume, market demand, and the price of fuel.