The gate in freight rate includes the port costs at the port of loading as well as the sea freight costs. Any surcharges for fuel, for example, are not included.
Gate in or gating in also refers to the moment when the loaded container is delivered to the port of loading. A so-called container yard cut-off deadline is defined for each shipment, before which the Gate In must be completed. If this deadline is not met, the shipment may be rebooked for the next departure, delaying the delivery.