What Is the Process of International Air Freight?

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What Is the Process of International Air Freight?
What Is the Process of International Air Freight?

Shipping by plane is safe, efficient, and the fastest way to transport cargo internationally. So, how does shipping by plane work? Discover the process of international air freight below.

Request Quotes for Shipments

Before you acquire air freight services for your business, you’ll need to receive a quote for international air cargo services. Here at Diversified Transportation Services, we work with an extensive group of dependable carriers, and you can call or use our website to submit your quote information. This quote will help you determine if acquiring air freight services fits within your business’s budget.

Arrange Documentation

After you receive a quote and set up your air freight services, you’ll need to provide documentation for your shipments. A few examples of documents you might need are a commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading, and certificate of origin. This paperwork is essential to ensure that customs allows your business’s cargo to pass through into the country.

Pass Through Customs Clearance

If you provided all the correct documentation and information, your shipment should pass through customs. However, if documentation is missing, incorrect, or incomplete, it can slow your shipment down considerably. Customs may even confiscate your shipments for long periods of time. But with the proper documentation, your shipment should pass through customs quickly and with no issues.

Transportation From the Airport to Buyer

The last step in the process of international air freight is transporting your shipment from the airport to the buyer, or to its final destination. Since shipping by plane is incredibly fast, it should only take a few days for your shipment to arrive at its destination. If you need your cargo to arrive within a day, you can always choose expedited air freight services that offer next-day delivery.

At Diversified Transportation Services, we will work with you hand in hand to ensure that you get the best international air freight service for your transportation dollar. We will assist you with compiling all the necessary documentation, arranging the transportation of your product at its final destination, and anything else that comes up along the way.

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