Transit Time Calculator - GoPlan

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Frequently asked questions

  • What is transit time in shipping?

    The time it takes for commodities to get from point A to point B, expressed in hours or days, is known as transit time. Rail, ocean, road or a mix of several modes could be used as the mode of transportation.

  • How long does it take to pick up a container from port?

    Shipments won't be available for pickup the day the ocean vessel docks. Since many ocean liners carry more than 10,000 containers, even the simple process of unloading the ship can take 1-3 business days.

  • How long does it take to unload a 40 ft container?

    Generally speaking, it takes three hours to pack a 20-foot container and closer to six hours to pack a 40-foot container.

  • Why is transit time important?

    Transit time includes the lead time, which makes it crucial. Lead time in business refers to the time needed to fulfill a supplier's purchase order. Any firm can only function if its suppliers deliver raw materials, completed goods, or parts on time. In addition, accurate transit time is necessary to fulfill their promises to customers.

  • How is shipping travel time calculated?

    Our proprietary algorithm uses machine learning to predict shipping travel times accurately. The input includes real-time estimates from carriers and data crunching on historical data provided by these carriers and third-party shippers.

  • Is lead time the same as transit time?

    Yes, lead time and transit time are industry terminologies that refer to the estimated time taken for a good to move from arrival to destination.

  • What are transit days?

    Transit days refer to the number of days for cargo to reach point A to point B.

  • What does transit in 2 days mean?

    Transit in 2 days means that the particular cargo/goods must reach the destination within an estimated time of 2 days.

  • Does transit time include weekends?/Do transit days include weekends?

    Yes, transit time includes weekends and takes into account any external event, such as public holidays.

  • Does in transit mean it will arrive today?

    In transit means your cargo/goods are on their way to the destination. It does not necessarily mean that you will get your delivery today!