Working with carefully selected air carriers for freight shipping, we operate with schedules on all the world’s major routes so you can plan with certainty and become more efficient. We offer a range of highly flexible products which allow a choice of delivery speeds to best suit your requirements.
General cargo includes high value goods, such as electronics, jewellery and pharmaceuticals. Air shipping is more expensive than shipping by sea.
Perishable Goods shipments are for goods that are vulnerable to extremes of temperature, high humidity and susceptible to damage, necessitating careful transportation.
Dangerous Goods shipments are for goods that when transported by aircraft are a risk to health, safety, property or the environment. They include: explosives, radioactive, flammable liquids or volatile chemicals.
Air freight shipping, or air cargo allows the transport of goods quickly by air. Shipping cargo by air has always been a high cost-to-weight form of shipment, countered by the fact that it’s the fastest way to transport goods internationally. Air freight, on the other hand, means the amount to be paid for the transportation of goods by air. When goods are shipped from one place to the other, the amount paid for the movement of the goods is called freight. Therefore, air freight means the charges paid for air transport.
There is a long list of prohibited items, and it varies by national law and airline regulations. With less obvious examples in brackets, these prohibited items include:
If you are considering air cargo, you should carefully discuss the nature of your cargo with our support team. And don’t forget to mention ancillary items like handles.
Packaging can also be subject to restrictions. For instance, there is a maximum weight restriction to corrugated fibreboard boxes.
Freight forwarders like us rely on the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) manual every day to make sure dangerous goods are transported safety and efficiently. You can find IATA DGR database product derived here.