Air Freight is an essential component to any international logistics network. We can offer you choice and flexibility over the type of service available when sending freight by air.

Air freight logistics is the shipment of goods via a chartered or scheduled air carrier. Air freight is a popular choice for many companies as it ensures passage for their goods to anywhere in the world that an aircraft can fly to and land. Goods transported by air have the advantage of being taken to their final destination at high speed which could prove advantageous if the shipment is time sensitive. For smaller and medium sized companies, it allows them to participate in international trade in as an effective manner as larger companies. Furthermore, shipments that are transported via air carrier go through a higher level of security than other methods which makes it one of the most secure ways to transport goods.

As a leader in global air freight forwarding, We excel in tailored transportation. Over the last years we have established relationships with industry partners and we are firmly positioned to negotiate the best possible rates on your behalf. Special spot rates may also be available on request.

How Air Freight WorkS

In a lot of cases, air freight is arranged by an experienced Freight Forwarding Agency. Freight Forwarders contract with a number of companies covering sea, air or road to transport goods on behalf of their clients. Although some Freight Forwarders have their own warehouses and vehicles, they aren’t necessarily the ones to carry out the transportation. Usually, they are the experts that are able to lead on the logistics and arrangements that will enable a smooth process giving companies piece of mind that their goods will be delivered.

These are the general steps to receive shipment of your goods via air freight:

  • Choose an air freight company and negotiate a price to ship your goods.
  • The Freight Forwarder will arrange for your goods to be collected pre-packed or will arrange for the packing to be done prior to transportation.
  • The goods will be taken to the airport and go through Customs checks at the point of origin.
  • The goods are loaded onto the plane. If being delivered with a consolidated shipment, the plane will remain on the ground until it is filled with cargo which could take a few days.
  • On arrival at its destination, the shipment will go through another Customs inspection and will not be released into the country until all duty and taxes are paid.
  • The shipment is delivered to you as per the agreement with your freight forwarding company.

Advantages of Air Freight

Air freight is quick, particularly if you use a direct service. You can expect goods to be at its intended destination within days of sending it whilst sea freight can take several weeks.

 Air freight is charged based on weight as opposed to volume which makes it more cost effective to send smaller deliveries via air freight than by sea.

Shipping companies are able to offer more options to the importer with air freight, including consoles and direct routes.

As flights are tracked, shipments are more easily traceable which can give businesses more peace of mind.

Providing the goods are correctly packaged, air freight is usually a better way of shipping fragile items as damage is less likely compared to sea freight.