Why Choose Air Freight?
Because it is quicker, more secure and often cheaper than sea freight.
Due to the quick transit time and competitive cost our air
freight service is by far the preferred method of transit chosen by
the majority of our clients. Although many clients initially
believe that sea
freight will be the best option for their cargo, they often
change their minds after comparing the air freight costs.
How long does it take?
transit times can vary to each destination, as a general rule air
freight shipments should arrive at the destination within one week
of the payment date.
How is the cost calculated?
important to realise that both the weights and the dimensions of
the packages can influence the final cost. In most cases it is the
actual weight of the packages which will determine the price but if
you have items which are large and not heavy then it could be the
size which determines the final cost rather than the weight. This
is called "volumetric cargo".
What am I not allowed to send?
are extremely strict rules which regulate what you can and cannot
send by air freight. These fall mainly into the following 2
Dangerous goods: Many
items which seem harmless to an individual are regarded as
"dangerous goods" when being shipped by air freight. It is against
the law to send these items in your packages if they are not
declared on the shippers inventory. If you do have "dangerous
goods" to send they must be packed and handled in a specialist
manner. Dangerous goods are more expensive to send than general
freight. The most common types of dangerous goods which a
client may have are perfumes, aftershaves, aerosols, used car
parts, shock absorbers. It is the customer's responsibility to
ensure these items are not shipped alongside normal personal
effects without being brought to our attention.
- Valuable cargo:
We do not accept valuable cargo. This includes cash, traveller's
cheques, stamp collections, deeds, tickets, jewellery, watches or
similar highly valuable items.
materials. There are strict anti dumping laws which prevent the
shipping of scrap metal and used tyres etc. Check if you are
What documentation is required?
require the completion of a detailed shippers inventory for every air
freight shipment. This can be completed online or in person when
our driver collects. For some destinations we will also require a
copy of the shippers' passport. Check your destination country
guide for more details.
Keeping track of my shipment.
a shipment is booked with the airline we provide each client with
the flight details for their shipment. You will receive an email or
text message which contains the flight details, air waybill numbers
and contact details of a handling agent at the destination. In
addition to this information we also have our new sophisticated
online tracking system which is available for all air freight
clients. You are able to keep up to date with the status of your
shipment as it makes its journey to the destination.