Of all the freight shipping methods, air freight is definitely the fastest. It is an excellent solution for manufacturers who need a critical replacement part to get their assembly line back up and running quickly. Pharmaceutical companies ship temperature-sensitive immunizations across the world via air freight and high-value, high-demand electronic manufacturers use it to meet global retail requirements. If you’ve selected air as your shipping mode, here’s more information about air freight transportation to help you get started.
Air freight advantages
Air freight is faster than other modes for moving shipments across country and internationally. Beyond that there are several more advantages you may not have considered.
Air freight options
There are three main air freight options. They include next flight out, consolidated, and deferred. One additional option is air charter. This less common option involves the use of an exclusive aircraft to accommodate unique capacity, scheduling, and other special requirements.
Costs are calculated by using dimensional parameters. Beyond these basic charges, air freight costs usually include fuel surcharges, security surcharges, container freight station/terminal handling charges, and airport transfers. For door-to-door services there are additional costs for customs brokerage, pickup and delivery, cargo insurance, and accessorial fees.
Tips for improved efficiency and reduce costs
We’re all looking for ways to contain costs and increase efficiency. Here are a few ways to do so when shipping air freight:
Now you should be ready for your first air freight shipment. Still need assistance? American Group is here to help.
American Group is a 3PL with decades of experience guiding businesses through the selection, preparation, and shipping of their freight. Contact us for assistance with your next shipment by phone at 866-553-6608 or by email at Info@ShipAG.com. We’re here to make Shipping.Simplified®.
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