Massachusetts is an Atlantic coastal state with flat plains in the east and mountain ranges in the western half of the state. Although the state has some agricultural and other industry, Massachusetts freight shipping rates are usually more expensive when moving goods into the state due to high consumption. Most Massachusetts freight moves by road and rail, and several busy seaports ensure that international shipping is affordable. LTL freight shipping rates are usually quite low due to the amount of freight traffic moving into and through Massachusetts. Outbound Massachusetts freight shipping usually has the lowest prices, and most shipping methods are quite affordable.