At MoveFreight, we work with clients who want to ship by truck, train, sea and air. And while we’ll eventually devote blog space to all of these shipping methods, we want to focus today on air freight, and why it often pays to send your goods by plane.

Read on to learn a few of the benefits of air freight shipping.

1 – It is the Quickest Option for Long Distance

Compared to traveling by road, sea or rail, air transportation is the fastest solution. When you need something to get to its destination as quickly as possible, choose air freight.

2 – You Can Ship Virtually Anywhere

Most airlines have a large enough network that you can ship your products to almost any place on the planet.

3 – Air Freight is Reliable

Sure, sometimes flights get delayed, but airlines are typically on top of their take-off and arrival schedules, meaning you can rest assured your goods will arrive on time.

4 – Air Freight Shipping is Secure

Air freight offers shippers a lot of security, as airports keep tight safety controls over the cargo under their care, reducing your cargo’s risk for damage or theft.

5 – You’ll Save on Insurance

Insurance premiums are lower for air freight as the time in transit is relatively short. Even if the cost of air transport is expensive, you’ll save on insurance costs. And because there’s less packaging required compared to what’s involved in ocean shipping, saving you additional time and money.

6 – You’ll Save on Warehousing Costs

There are quicker transit times when you use air freight, meaning you’ll need less warehousing space and won’t need to keep items in stock. You’ll also spend less time worrying about customs clearance and cargo inspect, as most cargo is cleared within hours.

7 – You Can Track Your Shipments

Many companies now give clients the chance to use web applications to track their goods en route, allowing you to monitor your shipment from the moment it takes off to the moment it arrives at your client’s doorstep.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of air freight? MoveFreight can help.

Our air freight services include:

  • Overnight air — Delivery of your freight before the end of the next business day
  • Standard air service/second day air — Provides delivery before the close of the second business day
  • Economy air service — Provides delivery between the third and fifth business day
  • International air service available


Contact us today to get a quote for your next shipment.