Air freight can offer your business several advantages. Unlike ocean freight, which operates on estimated timelines, air freight offers you a precise timeline for delivery. Additionally, air freight can move your goods faster, which can mean quicker sales, improved cash flow and lower inventory carrying costs.
Additionally, air freight undergoes a minimal amount of handling, as opposed to ocean freight, which can spend weeks in a container exposed to the pitching and rolling of a ship. Our customers who ship high-value items like cosmetics and luxury goods trust air freight to get their cargo to its destination in the exact same condition it left the warehouse.
Finally, air freight can prove to be a budget-friendly solution for your business, especially when you consider all the fees involved. Air freight shipments are charged flat $20 handling fee. Ocean freight, on the other hand, comes with extra charges at the port, which are not always included in a less-than-container load shipment quote. For example, once your shipment arrives, the container has to be received, it has to be stripped and, if it’s coming from an international destination, it has to clear customs. Additionally, many ports have minimum charges that apply no matter the size of your load.
When you combine this fee structure with lower-cost air freight services, like consolidations, you may find that air freight can be surprisingly affordable for your business. The best way to know is to get a quote from one of our air freight experts.
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