Air freight service is the shipping of goods by means of aircraft. This type of shipping method makes use of both passenger aircraft and cargo aircraft only.

Express air freight service makes it a valuable option for coordinating time-sensitive shipments to almost anywhere in the world. Transporting goods with air freight saves time – it’s much faster than ocean, rail, or road transport.

Due to shelf life limitations, air freight service is the most effective means of moving perishable goods.

Air freight logistics has less handling of items during transit which makes it very safe and reduces the chances of damage.

With airports being one of the highest security controlled environments this makes it one of the safest methods of transport when it comes to cargo movement.

With convenience of tracking your cargo and follow its promised delivery time you will find more reliability and transparency compared to other services.

With airports located across the world air freight opens a large network of destination when it comes to distribution of products.



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.



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.

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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. 


Due to agriculture being seasonal air freight has come to play a great role in getting demands met when it comes to entire machines, equipment or simply small parts like bolts or wheels.

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.


Perishable goods are temperature sensitive products which require time sensitive freight solutions to preserve the freshness and ensure minimal handling of the product is ensured.



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.

Airlines, freight forwarders, ground handlers and shippers like you rely on the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) manual every day to make sure dangerous goods are transported safety and efficiently.
Billion can assist in classifying within which DGR Class your item falls as well as assist with repacking, labelling and complying to the IATA standards of shipping these items.


Examples of common items that are prohibited which you may consider to be harmless. Please call us if you have questions.

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