The future is fast. The future is air freight.
GEODIS’ air freight offers the safest and quickest way to ship your goods to anywhere in the world.
Our range of standardised air freight services is best suited for your time-sensitive or high-value parcels. We also tailor these air shipping services to suit your speed, cost, or unique handling needs. Have products that you don’t want to let out of your sight? Avail our end-to-end and 24/7 air cargo monitoring for complete peace of mind.
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How does air freight work?
Whether you are managing local or international shipments, your logistics partner will liaise with the best carrier to pick up your shipment from a warehouse or holding facility. Then, the air freight is loaded onto the carrier and taken to the origin airport. And finally, once it arrives at the destination airport, the carrier will be responsible for last-mile delivery.
What are the advantages of air freight?
Air freight delivery services are best for retail businesses or wholesalers that wish to experience the following benefits:
- Offers the speediest shipping
- Most reliable and secure, which means low risk of theft or damage
- Allows for cargo to be transported anywhere in the world
- Does not charge an extremely high insurance premium
- Is not very packaging-intensive
How do you calculate air freight costs?
You pay for the weight, or the space consumed, when transporting your goods via an air freight service. And it is quoted per kg/6 dm3.
The formula for this calculation is: Length (cm) x width (cm) x height (cm) / 6000 (the volumetric weight in kg). Or you could simply rely on your logistics partner or air freight experts to manage these calculations for you.
How does air freight differ from other shipping methods?
The fastest transit time is the biggest benefit of air freight over other modes of shipping. With air cargo, you can get goods delivered within the same day, reliably.
What is the weight limit for air freight?
The weight limit for air freight varies based on the type of aircraft. For example, passenger aircrafts have height restrictions of up to 160cm, while B747 or B777 freighter aircrafts can go up to 300cm in height. The weight per piece also varies based on aircraft type. Passenger aircrafts usually accept up to 4000 kg per piece, whereas on freighter aircrafts it can go up to 50,000 kg.
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