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International Sea and Air Shipping: Benefits of Air Freight

Overseas Moving Basics

An international moving company offering door to door service for an overseas relocation will have the expertise and a full array of moving services to help you make your long distance move efficiently and as smooth as possible. We highly recommend that you take advantage of the expertise of an international moving company so that you can avoid drowning in the details of a move to another country. Each country has different customs rules and regulations, making it necessary to discuss these with your international mover before packing to avoid paying duties/taxes upon arrival.

Benefits of Air Freight When Choosing International Sea and Air Shipping

International sea and air shipping are necessary when moving overseas from the United States. People want to find the safest, most convenient, and quickest method of shipping their household items overseas that they can afford. In 2019, according to, 61.3 million tons of freight was carried through commercial airlines worldwide.

An international moving company like AW Transportation will help you get your household goods packed carefully and make sure you choose correctly between international sea and air shipping for the various things that you need to have moved. We then arrange for safe transportation to the port or airport they will be shipped from. When is an air freight shipment useful?

Air Cargo on Tarmac | International Sea and Air Shipping | AW TransportationHow is Air Freight Calculated?

Your international moving company will help you calculate your “chargeable weight,” which is used to determine how much you or your employer will be charged. Airlines charge either by actual weight or volumetric weight whichever is higher.

Please ensure that this is discussed before packing and shipping. We will gladly advise you of your air freight allowance in gross and net weight or volume.

Advantages of Air Freight for International Shipping

Air freight is the quickest method available, but this method is more expensive, so if budget is important, people tend to reserve air freight for light loads of essential items that are needed promptly when you arrive at your destination, such as clothing, baby items, office and school items. Some of the advantages of air freight, besides speed, are:

Wide availability

Many airlines travel to a wide variety of destinations all over the world. This means you can use air freight for almost any move in the world, and your mover may have a lot of options for airlines if you are traveling to a common travel destination.

Less Need for Storage

With quicker delivery times and more certain arrival times of air freight, you have less need for a local storage facility. Customs clearance, cargo inspection and cargo handlers are more efficient, and will likely go more smoothly and efficiently.

AW Transportation Handles Your International Sea and Air Shipping

Whether to use air freight or a combination of international sea and air shipping is a determination that we can help you make, based on your specific needs and budget. Contact us today for a free quote and to start arranging your overseas move.

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