Guidelines Before The Selection Of Air Freight Cargo

by | Dec 16, 2016 | Moving And Transportation

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If you run a business that regularly sends cargo internationally or just need to send a large number of packages overseas for personal reasons, dealing with international shipping is tricky. You need to work around customs restrictions, size and weight regulations, and the packaging itself. This quick guide will tell you all you need to know about sending air freight safely:

  1. Restrictions

Some services will offer restrictions on the size or amount they can send in one shipment or what can legally be shipped. Other providers such as Fastway India have no restrictions, outside of what certain aircrafts or countries will allow. It is much better to go with the more flexible option as you won’t be let down or have shipments denied.

  1. Most Affordable Service

You may think that sending packages by sea is cheaper than by air, but Greencarrier has found that isn’t always the case. If you need to send something quickly, sea freight will likely take too long, sometimes several weeks as opposed to the days that air freight can take. They have found that airlines charge by weight while ships charge per container. So if you have a larger shipment that is still relatively light, you will still save money by choosing the airline.

  1. Tracking

Another advantage that air freight has is that it can be easily tracked at every stage of the journey, with arrival and departure times clearly scheduled. This is much easier and more convenient for urgent deliveries that are required to arrive on time. It also provides more peace of mind that a shipment hasn’t been lost or delayed.

If you have chosen air freight over land or sea delivery, be sure to use a reliable service that won’t apply any restrictions and which will allow you to track your shipment at every stage of its journey. You will find this to be a much easier and more affordable way of delivering your goods.