A comprehensive guide to air shipping

Have you ever wondered how goods travel from one part of the world to another in just a few days? Air freight plays a crucial role in making this possible. Keep reading to find out what air freight shipping is and how it works.

What is air shipping?

Air shipping, also known as air freight, is transporting goods from one location to another using aircraft and is one of the quickest, efficient and reliable ways to move goods internationally.

Air freight plays a critical role in supply chain management and international trade. It is vital for time sensitive transportation of goods such as perishable items to high-value electronics, medical supplies, and industrial goods. PM Global Forwarding has been awarded the highly saught after IATA accreditation, so you know your precious cargo is in good hands.


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Benefits of air shipping

Air shipping offers several benefits, including:

  • Speed — The most significant advantage of air freight is its speed. You can send your goods across vast distances within hours or days, which is crucial for time-sensitive deliveries or perishable items.
  • Reliability — Air shipping offers high reliability, with flights operating on fixed schedules and routes, ensuring that your goods arrive at their destination as planned.
  • Security — Airports and airlines have stringent security measures to safeguard your cargo, reducing the risk of theft or damage during transit.
  • Global reach — With air freight, you can send your goods to virtually any destination worldwide, expanding your business reach and opening up new markets.

The air shipping process

Air shipping is a multi-stage process that involves many players to ensure the smooth and timely delivery of your goods.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to how the process works:

Step 1: Booking your shipment

This involves providing the shipping company with all the necessary details, such as the origin and destination of your goods, their weight and dimensions and any other special requirements you may have.

Step 2: Packaging and labelling your goods

Packaging involves selecting appropriate materials, such as boxes, crates, or pallets, to protect the products during transit. Once the packaging is complete, the products are labelled with identifying information, such as the product’s name, quantity and destination address.

Step 3: Customs clearance

Goods must be cleared with customs before your shipment can be loaded onto a plane by providing the necessary documentation and paying relevant fees and taxes.

Step 4: Loading your shipment

Once customs has cleared your goods, they will be loaded onto a plane for transport. This involves carefully handling and securing your shipment to ensure it arrives at its destination safely.

Step 5: Transporting your shipment

Your shipment will be transported by air to its destination. Depending on the distance and other factors, this can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Step 6: Customs clearance and delivery

Once your shipment has arrived at its destination, it will need to clear customs again. After clearing customs, your shipment will be delivered to its final destination.

Why use PM Global Forwarding for air shipping?

PM Global Forwarding is an experienced and reliable logistics company that offers customised air shipping solutions.

Decades of shipping experience

We have years of experience in the logistics industry and a team of experts knowledgeable in air shipping. We can guide you through the process and ensure your goods are air freighted quickly and efficiently.

Network and resources

We have a vast network of partners and resources that enable us to offer flexible and cost-effective air shipping solutions. We can provide you with multiple carrier options and routes to choose from, ensuring that your shipment arrives at its destination on time and within your budget.

Exceptional customer service

Our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions, provide updates on your shipment’s status, and resolve any issues that may arise.

Streamline your shipping with PM Global Forwarding air freight

Our world-class air freight services are tailored to meet the specific needs of your business. We take care of the entire shipping process, from planning to delivery, ensuring that your cargo reaches its destination on time and in perfect condition.

Contact us today to learn more about our air freight services and let us handle all your shipping needs.