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Air cargo is used by global importers and exporters when they need to get goods somewhere rapidly and reliably. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo.
International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days. These shipments are usually smaller (less than one cubic meter and 200 kilograms) than air freight. International air freight shipments can be significantly larger and may move across multiple carriers during shipment. As a matter of fact, the largest cargo airplane, the Anatov 225 – can hold an entire train.
WHY SHIP CARGO BY AIR?
Speed – Think five days from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States. Airplanes are about 30 times faster than ocean liners. Passenger jets cruise at 575 mph, while slow-steaming ocean liners move at 16-18 mph. In general numbers, air freight is usually 5X the price of trucking and 16X the price of ocean freight, according to the World Bank.
Reliability – People are pickier than packages, which has encouraged the freight market to develop more dependable freight services, and combined with better air freight data movement, shipping by air provides better air freight tracking and the knowledge that your goods will get to the right place at the right time.
Protection – While ocean piracy is on the decline, goods are more likely to be damaged in ocean freight shipping than air shipping.
WHAT GOODS ARE GENERALLY SHIPPED BY AIR?
Since air cargo is prohibitively expensive, it’s usually limited to smaller, high-value goods or time sensitive items, such as:
Electronics. Steve Jobs famously purchased the entire available air freight capacity along key Asia-US routes to ship the first iMac prior to holiday season.
Apparel. Seasonal trends in clothing can shift fast. As a result, companies generally need to get clothing from factories to stores as quickly as possible. Again, clothing’s small size and high value make it a great tradeoff.
Pharmaceuticals. Given their small size and value, medical goods are frequently shipped by air.
Documents and Samples. Air remains the most cost-effective method of shipping documents.
Seasonal shipments. Whatever the product is, if there’s high international demand for a product that requires bolstering down a supply chain, it will generally be shipped by air.
Beyond the air freight, which is calculated based on the cost above, the air freight price will also likely include:
Container Freight Station / Terminal Handling charges
In addition, for door-to-door costs, the price will also include:
Pickup and delivery
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