Air Freight Services - Consumer Guide

Air freight is the most costly and the fastest type of shipping. It is typically used to ship smaller cargos that have to be delivered fast. Air freight is widely used to ship internationally which makes it necessary for air freighters to establish relationships with partners abroad. It is also necessary for them to have strong familiarity with import and export laws and regulations in different countries.

Before buying air freight services it is critical to research what exactly the company offers for a particular price and where the company’s responsibility ends. It is also useful to find out what company’s customers think about its services. A lot of air freight companies use passenger airplanes to transport smaller packages and cargo. Large cargo are usually transported by cargo airplanes and among the most trusted names are Federal Express, Lufthansa Cargo, United Parcel Service, Korean Air, and Singapore Airlines Cargo.

Depending on customer’s needs, shipments by air can be delivered from within a few hours to a few weeks. The faster the shipment is the higher priced it will be. Rising fuel costs and “green taxes” make air shipments more and more expensive. But since air freight is the fastest way to deliver goods, businesses and individuals will always use it.

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