Air freight refers to the transportation of cargo via aircraft.
The main role of an air freight forwarder is to smoothen transport operations by ensuring all logistics (e.g. paper work) are handled properly. This is so that goods can be delivered safely and promptly.
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Air Freight vs Sea Freight
|Air Freight||Sea Freight|
|Speed||The shipping duration may take only a few days||Shipment of goods may take several weeks or even months.|
|Cost||More expensive as compared to sea freight||More Affordable than air freight|
|Type of cargo||Better for small volume of goods with a short lifespan||Ideal for bulky items and high volume cargo|
|Reliability||More reliable than sea freight as easier to reschedule shipment||Less reliable due to difficulty in rescheduling shipments|
|Sustainability||Higher carbon footprint||Very carbon efficient|
Price Estimations for Air Freight
|Situation 1: Volumetric Weight Is Greater Than Actual Weight||Situation 2: Volumetric Weight is lesser Than Actual Weight|
|Assuming your shipment consists of 5 boxes with the following characteristics:|
each box weighs 10kg
each box is 50cm x 40cm x 40cm in size
Therefore, the actual gross weight of your shipment is 5 x 10 = 50kg.
Meanwhile, its volumetric weight is [(50 x 40 x 40) x 5] ÷ 6000 = 66.67kg.
In this scenario, the volumetric weight is more than the actual gross weight. Thus, the volumetric weight will be the chargeable weight.
|If your shipment consists of 2 boxes with the following specifications:
each box weighs 15kg
each box is 40cm x 30cm x 40cm in size
The actual gross weight of your shipment will be 2 x 15kg = 30kg.
Meanwhile, its volumetric weight will be [(40 x 30 x 40) x 2] ÷ 6000 = 16kg.
In this case, the actual gross weight is more than the volumetric weight. Hence, the actual gross weight will be the chargeable weight.