World Impex General Trading & Shipping specializes in providing expert international air freight forwarding services to companies large and small. We are an integral part of our clients export departments, offering custom tailored air freight logistics solutions for a wide variety of cargo. From small express shipments to large scale projects, our air cargo division is well equipped with the latest software and a large network across the globe, assuring your shipments are handled with the optimal care.
The express shipping options of air freight make it a valuable option for coordinating time sensitive shipments to almost anywhere in the world. This can be particularly advantageous for smaller and mid-sized companies as it allows them to participate in international trade in an expeditious and effective manner. Shipping by air also offers the advantage of a high level of security as airport controls over cargo are tightly managed.
The Expansion of Air Freight Shipping
Used in conjunction with other forms of shipping, like marine, rail and ground, air freight became widely utilized as one of the central delivery options in importing and exporting at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Growing exponentially as an industry during the expansion of trade networks and markets in the last 40 years, air freight is now regarded as an efficient means to ship nationally and internationally.
Managing Air Freight with a Customs Broker
Customs brokerage firms can determine the most reliable and cost-effective means for using air freight options to coordinate corporate, individual parcel or shipment deliveries. A customs broker can negotiate the vast array of options and determine the most applicable means to ensure expedient and on-time delivery.
As with all international shipping, customs clearance procedures must always be anticipated and properly documented. Working with a customs broker for your air shipping ensures that all aspects of your freight management are covered, from expedited service through customs clearance and shipment delivery.Advantage of Air Freight
THE FASTEST SHIPPING METHOD
When your goods need to be moved quickly, air freight is the best solution compared to sea freight or road transport, no doubt about it.
HIGH RELIABLE ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE TIMES
The arrival and departure times of flights are highly reliable, as airlines tend to be very on top of their schedules. Even missing a flight wouldn’t cause much delay as there are usually flights departing every hour.
SEND YOUR CARGO ALMOST ANYWHERE
Many airlines have a large network of destinations that covers almost the entire world. This means that you can send the shipment to nearly every destination.
LOW INSURANCE PREMIUM MEANS LARGE SAVINGS
As the transportation time for air cargo is comparatively short, the insurance premium is lower. Even if air freight can be expensive, this brings about savings in terms of lower insurance costs.
HIGH LEVEL OF SECURITY AN REDUCED RISK OF THEFT AND DAMAGE
Shipping by air offers the advantage of a high level of security, as the airport safety controls over cargo are tightly managed. Tightly managed airport controls also reduce the cargo exposure to theft and damage.
LESS NEED FOR WAREHOUSING AND FEWER ITEMS IN STOCK
With the quicker transit times of air freight, you have less need for local warehousing and do not need to keep items in stock. Customs clearance, cargo inspection and cargo handlers are more efficient, as most cargo is cleared within a matter of hours.
LESS PACKAGING REQUIRED
Normally, air shipments require less heavy packing than for example ocean shipments. This means that you save both time and money to provide service for additional packing.
FOLLOW THE STATUS OF YOUR CARGO
Many companies give you the opportunity to track your goods using a web application, which means you can monitor the status of your cargo from departure to arrival to keep constantly updated.