There are different kinds of air freight carriers. Being aware of the types of carriers will make selecting an option for your cargo easy.
These are commercial airlines focusing on transporting passengers from one destination to another. Examples of these would be Emirates Airlines, Delta, Air France-KLM or Lufthansa.
Although this option is intended to focus on transporting passengers, these airlines also offer cargo space for sale in the cargo compartment. This is a convenient and popular option due to the multitude of destinations available. The only negative impact is space constraints as passenger luggage are given priority.
When it comes to choosing the carrier be aware that there are weight and size limitations due to different aircraft types.
These carriers only transport cargo and not passengers.
There are less restrictions when it comes to weight and size of the cargo that can be allowed onto these types of aircrafts.
Examples of these would be Cargolux, FedEx and UPS.
If you’re facing challenges in getting your shipment to and from the airport, this would be the option you are looking for. These carriers will transport your shipment from the collection address to your delivery address.
These types of carriers rely on a hub system that allows them to efficiently transport shipments. These are the most common kind of carriers including UPS, FedEx, and DHL.
OFFERING DO YOU NEED
When it comes to air freight, Billion has a few offerings tailored for the individual, corporate companies as well as live animals. Below is a list of our offerings:
ATA is where the cargo is moved from one airport to another airport.
The customer will deliver the cargo to Billion, Billion will hand the cargo over to the airline, to be shipped to the destination airport.
Note that with this service the customer will be required to clear and collect their cargo themselves at destination.
This option includes collection from your address.
Thus as follows:
1) Billion will collect the cargo from the customer,
2) Billion will then send the cargo from airport to airport,
3) The Customer/Receiver will clear and collect from destination Airport
Door to door consists of Billion collecting the cargo from your address, sending the cargo to your destination by means of air freight, clearing and delivering the goods to your destination address.
Customs clearance is the act of moving goods through customs so that it can enter the destination country.
Should you require customs clearance, Billion facilitates the payment of Vat and duties imposed by the destination country.
commodities you can AIR FREIGHT with
Air freight of personal effects has become popular for either relocation or simply getting extra baggage to your next holiday destination.
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance.
With the mining industry being one of the most time sensitive worldwide air freight has come to fill the void where sea and road transport cannot meet the need.
Billion offers both customs clearance and air freight to assist with repatriation of human remains.
If you are looking to relocate your furry friend or just to enjoy your next international holiday with some excellent companionship.
Air freight is the most reliable method of international animal shipping. Billion assists international farmers, sporting events, zoo’s and more to ensure every live animal travels with comfort and care.
When it comes to the medical industry air freight is a necessity, with both the sensitivity of medical equipment and supplies air freight offers the required solutions.
Dangerous goods are defined as articles or substances which are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property or the environment and which are shown in the list of dangerous goods in the Technical Instructions or which are classified according to those Instructions.
A simple product such as nail polish or a battery might seem harmless to you, but pose a different threat when it comes to shipping.
Examples of common items that are prohibited which you may consider to be harmless. Please call us if you have questions.