Reliable International Air Shipping Services

Simplifying your air cargo international shipping

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Are you in search of a reputable and dependable international air freight shipping company?

For over thirty years, Diversified Transportation Services (DTS) has been committed to delivering exceptional and reliable business-to-business transportation services. We specialize in international air freight shipping, managing shipments ranging from small parcels to multiple pallets. Additionally, we offer domestic full truckload and cross-border services to and from Mexico and Canada to cater to your diverse shipping needs.

What sets DTS apart as an international air freight service provider is our unwavering commitment to our customers and our strong partnerships with world-class freight forwarders and carriers. Rather than contacting multiple freight forwarders, our team collaborates with a wide network of freight forwarder partners to help ensure you receive the most competitive pricing and excellent service for your specific shipment requirements.

Moreover, as an authorized reseller of DHL Express, we can facilitate the opening of a DHL account for your company, enabling you to leverage DHL's renowned service and efficient transit times. For DHL air freight quotes or to open an account, please contact us at With DTS, you can rest assured that your international air shipping needs will be managed with utmost professionalism and efficiency.

Benefits of Choosing DTS for International Air Freight Services

Door-to-Door and Airport-to-Airport

We are dedicated to offering tailored solutions that precisely meet your specific needs.

Customs Clearance Services

Effortless customs clearance services for imports and exports.


Reliable and cost-effective full truckload solutions for Mexico and Canada shipments.

Customer Service:

We provide 24/7 customer service and tracking and tracing to service your needs.

DHL Authorized Reseller

DHL Express

Unlock DHL Express’ Premier Services and DHL Air Freight Quotes with Your Exclusive Account Managed by DTS.


We can provide supplemental insurance to help ensure your shipment is fully covered.

Why Choose DTS


Concierge Customer Service

Best-in-class proactive service that follows your shipments along its journey.


Carrier Network

Our close working relationship with our carrier partners allows us to negotiate rates on our clients behalf and service our clients’ specific needs.



30 years and over 2 million shipments managed for our clients.


Tracking and Tracing

24/7 access to information about your shipment at


Innovative Technology

Save time and money through our propriety TMS complete with customer portal.


Competitive Pricing

Volume buying power enables us to offer extremely attractive pricing to our clients.

International Air Shipping Tips:

Chargeable Weight

When calculating international air freight costs, freight and postal carriers consider two factors: the actual weight and the volumetric weight of the air cargo. They will charge based on the greater of the two weights. The actual weight simply refers to the total weight of the air freight, measured in standard units like pounds or kilograms. On the other hand, the volumetric weight, also known as dimensional weight, is determined by the cargo's density or the amount of space it occupies in cubic size.

To clarify, if you want to find out your shipment's dimensional weight, you can use a dimensional weight calculator. You can access one such calculator at this link: Dimensional Weight Calculator.

In conclusion, the chargeable weight for your air freight will be based on whichever weight is greater between the actual weight and the volumetric weight. This ensures that carriers account for both the physical weight and the space taken up by the shipment when determining international air freight rates.

Minimizing International Air Freight Costs

As mentioned earlier regarding chargeable weight, it is highly recommended to use the smallest packaging possible for shipping your products safely, as this helps minimize the dimensional weight (DIM) of your shipments. For instance, let's consider a comparison between a 24x24x24 inch box and a 22x22x22 inch box. The dimensional weight of the 24x24x24 inch box is 84 lbs, while the 22x22x22 inch box has a DIM of 65 lbs, resulting in a significant 19 lb difference.

Moreover, it might be more advantageous to ship your products as individual loose boxes or consolidate them into one larger box instead of using a pallet. Continuing with the example above, if we have two 24x24x24 boxes and place them on a pallet, each of the 24x24x24 boxes would have a dimensional weight of 84 lbs, but the pallet's dimensions of 48x40x30 inches would result in a much higher DIM of 347 lbs.

By choosing smaller packaging or consolidating items efficiently, you can effectively reduce the dimensional weight of your shipments, potentially leading to cost savings in international air freight costs.

International Air Shipping Service Levels

When utilizing international air freight shipping, various service levels are available like express, standard, and deferred/economy. International Air shipping has transit times ranging from 1-15 business days.

Express international air shipping is the quickest but also the most expensive, with deliveries as fast as 1-3 business days. The standard air cargo international shipping is more affordable than express and typically takes 5-10 days for delivery, still faster than ocean freight. On the other hand, deferred international air freight shipping is the slowest and cheapest option, but it comes with the risk of your products being bumped from a flight in favor of more expensive air freight shipments.


Steve B.
“Diversified Transportation has come through for our company many times. Their staff is always willing to help and very friendly. Where other companies have let us down Diversified has come through for us!”
Kenneth H.
“Most freight companies treat their customers as if they are just an account number, but not Diversified Transportation. At a large machinery manufacturer we rely heavily on Diversified because they provide extraordinary personal service that meets our requirements.”
Jeff B.
“DTS developed a routing guide which allows us to ensure we are using the most cost efficient transportation method while meeting our required service time needs.”

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