The Advantages of Air Freight:
Faster Speeds, Reduced Handling
When you’re evaluating your freight services mix, air freight typically emerges as one of the more expensive options. However, that price also comes with several advantages:
Faster transit times and less lead time. If you need to move your cargo quickly, air freight delivers. Compared to FCL or LCL ocean freight shipments, air freight transit times can be significantly shorter. Plus, air freight doesn’t require much lead time. In many cases, you can drop your air freight cargo the day before it departs and pick it up the day after it arrives.
Less handling for delicate shipments. Air cargo is simply touched by fewer parties—and spends less time buffeted by the forces of nature. As a result, handling is minimal. That’s why many manufacturers choose air freight to ship luxury goods that need to arrive in pristine condition.
Precise timelines. While ocean freight transit times can vary by a few days, air freight schedules are much more exact. When there’s no wiggle room in your cargo’s arrival date, consider air freight.
Lower fees. As opposed to other freight modes, which may come with a number of small line-item charges, air freight is subject to a flat $20 handling fee. This can offset some of the higher costs of this freight mode.
By leveraging a network of global partners, Approved has access to a wide variety of routes, schedules, and
carriers to offer you maximum flexibility. Additionally, we can arrange for a door-to-door solution that
eliminates any airport runs on your part. Get started with a free quote today: