Air Freight

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Are you familiar with HKG, PEK, DHB, NRT, ORD and LHR?

They’re not Incoterms. These are some of the busiest airports in the world for commercial shipping. Our experienced team of Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) knows the airport code for every major center around the world and they have contacts and preferential rates with every airline. 

Air freight is fast but it isn’t easy. One small mistake can mean missed pickups, transit delays and goods stuck at foreign airports. All of this increases shipping costs and reduces your bottom line. At JORI Logistics, we handle air freight with care because we know how important it is to you. When you need to move something quickly, you can rely on us to make it happen seamlessly.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any other questions please reach out to us by phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Air freight involves the transportation of goods via airplanes. It’s a fast and efficient method commonly used for international shipments.

Air Freight is priced based on several factors:

  • Weight & Volume: Heavier and bulkier shipments cost more due to increased space and fuel requirements.
  • Dimensional Weight: Airlines will often charge based on dimensional weight, considering both the size and weight of the shipment. If a shipment is large but not heavy, it may have higher charges.
  • Destination: Generally, the longer the distance, the higher the price.
  • Urgency: Time sensitive shipments (expedited or express) cost more due to priority and speed of delivery.
  • Nature of Goods: Special items like hazardous materials or perishable goods might have extra charges due to special handling requirements.
  • Fuel Surcharges: Prices can fluctuate based on fuel costs, impacting overall charges.
  • Service Level: Different service levels (economy, standard, express) offer varying delivery times and come at different price points.
  • Customs and Duties: Import duties and taxes can add to the overall cost of air freight. These are determined by the destination country’s customs regulations.

The duration of air freight depends on several factors. Typically, air freight is significantly faster than sea or land transport, making it an ideal choice for time-sensitive shipments. Key factors affecting duration include:

  • Distance: shorter distance means quicker deliveries.
  • Flight Type: Goods that are traveling on a direct flight will be delivered faster than those on indirect flights with multiple stops.
  • Service Level: Expedited or express services offer faster delivery than standard or economy options.
  • Customs Clearance: The time spent at customs during both the departure and arrival will affect overall duration.
  • Documentation: Delays can occur due to issues with paperwork.
  • Cargo Handling: Efficient handling and loading/unloading processes at airports influence delivery speed.

For precise delivery times, it’s best to consult with the airline or freight forwarder, considering specific shipment details and the destination.

There are several advantages of choosing air freight over other transport methods:

  • Speed: Air freight is the fastest mode, significantly reducing transit time.
  • Reliability: Airlines follow fixed schedules, ensuring that departure and arrival times are reliable.
  • Global Reach: Products can quickly access international markets.
  • Security: Airports have extremely strict security measures, reducing the risk of damage or theft during transit.
  • Regular Tracking: Air freight shipments can be tracked in real-time, providing accurate updates on location and estimated delivery times.
  • Flexibility: Air freight allows for easy handling of various types of cargo.
  • Environmentally Friendly: While not entirely without emissions, air freight is generally more carbon-efficient per ton-mile compared to other modes of transport, especially for long distances.
Yes, most airlines and freight forwarders offer tracking services, allowing shippers to monitor their shipment in real-time status and location.
Goods are securely packed and loaded into specialized containers or pallets to prevent damage during flight. Airlines have strict regulations to guarantee secure transportation.
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