About Air Freight
This blog contains insight into air freight. Here at Netcargo, we specialize in delivering logistics solutions – air, sea and road freight
By Adekunle Onasanya
Air freights covers the moving of goods, unaccompanied, by plane – usually for urgent deliveries, or products which are very expensive to produce, though there are restrictions on what can be safely and legally transported using air freight.
There are several different choices when it comes to arranging an air freight delivery:
- Direct services – here a single shipment is transported in the hold of a scheduled plane
- Consols – where one flight contains many different shipments
- Charter services (at a very high cost) – entire freight planes can be chartered for a single air freight delivery.
Air freight is quick – especially if you use a direct service. You can expect shipments by air to arrive in days, while sea freight services inevitably take several weeks. Air freight deliveries are charged based on weight rather than volume. They’re typically good value for smaller deliveries. Shipping companies will be able to give you a few different options for arranging your air freight delivery, including consols and direct routes, as set out above. As long as it is correctly packaged, air freight is usually a good way of moving fragile or valuable products. Damage is less likely compared to sea freight. Air freight is tracked much like passengers on an airplane – security is tight.
Whether or not air freight works for your shipment will depend on exactly what you’re moving, and to where. There are much stricter regulations about what can – and can not – be moved by air compared to by sea freight.
Air freight costs – what can you expect to pay for?
Air freight pricing is usually based on the weight of goods being moved. However, if you’re trying to ship particularly large or oddly shaped objects, this might incur some surcharges. Using a consolidated freight route is usually the cheapest, although it might take a few days longer than a direct consignment.
The best prices are offered for goods which fill the standard size Unit Load Devices – ULDs – which go into the front part of the hold of a plane. You can get a good idea of the range of costs from different providers, using a freight calculator.
WHAT ARE YOU SHIPPING?
What you’re shipping, the carrier and airline you use, and the shipment’s chargeable weight affect the rate. The chargeable weight is the gross weight (including the freight, packaging and pallet) or the volumetric weight — whichever is greater. Volumetric weight is calculated using a formula that divides the cargo’s measurements (LxWxH) by a dimensional weight factor. Typically, larger items that weigh less take up more space than small, heavy items, which is why air cargo carriers use the chargeable weight formula.
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If you’re interested in our AIR FREIGHT SERVICES, you can receive a free and no obligation quote by checking out our Get a Quote page, or if you have any questions with regards any of our services, please contact us here.
Airfreight - Express Courier, Airfreight To Door & Online Fulfilments.
Seafreight - Shipping Containers, Automobiles & Equipments.
Road freight - Sameday Collections, Collections from Uk & Europe.
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When using our excess baggage service, we try and make things as easy as possible for our customers, so there are a few things that you need to do before we pick up your packed excess baggage or luggage.
First and Foremost are Your Labels
Whether you’re sending packages, luggage, or boxes abroad, each and every item must be marked with the name and address of the recipient – The Consignee.
More so, all handbags, luggage box and holdalls should have the appropriate labels attached before we come and collect them.
It’s also worth remembering that all items should be locked and or sealed before we begin the delivery process.
We can wrap your goods for you
For those that are concerned for the welfare of their goods, we can also offer an additional wrapping service at just £5 per package.
Using black plastic shrink-wrap, after completing wrapping, the material strengthens and waterproofs your packages while also offering total privacy from the outside world.
We also offer a range of fillings during Export Packing so that the items within your packages are safe from movement during the delivery process.
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