An Overview of Air Freight


What is Air Freight?

Air Freight parcel delivery is the transfer and shipping of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Such shipments travel out commercial or passenger aviation gateways, to anywhere planes can fly and land.

The Advantages of Air Freight Shipping

The express shipping options of air freight make it a valuable option for coordinating time-sensitive shipments to almost anywhere in the world. This can be particularly advantageous for smaller and mid-sized companies as it allows them to participate in international trade in an expeditious and effective manner. Shipping by air also offers the advantage of a high level of security, as airport controls over cargo are tightly managed.

The Expansion of Air Freight Shipping

Used in conjunction with other forms of shipping, like marine, rail and ground, air freight became widely utilized as one of the central delivery options in importing and exporting at the beginning of the 20th century. Growing exponentially as an industry during the expansion of trade networks and markets in the last 40 years, air freight is now regarded as an efficient means to ship nationally and internationally.

Managing Air Freight With a Customs Broker

Customs brokerage firms can determine the most reliable and cost-effective means for using air freight options to coordinate corporate, individual parcel or shipment deliveries. A customs broker can negotiate the vast array of options and determine the most applicable means to ensure expedient and on-time delivery.

No matter how you ship, the ultimate goal is to keep the customer happy whether it be land, sea or air.