Steps To Prepare Aircraft Parts for International Shipment

Steps To Prepare Aircraft Parts for International Shipment

Shipping aircraft parts internationally can be quite a challenge, especially since these parts vary greatly in size and shape. For larger parts, you must follow additional rules and regulations since professionals classify it as oversized freight.

To ship your cargo successfully, follow these steps to prepare aircraft parts for international shipment:

Connect With Your 3PL

The first step in the shipping process is to connect with your 3PL. With a vast network of connections and decades of experience in the industry, a 3PL will be able to help you ship your airplane equipment efficiently. At Diversified Transportation Services, our international shipping solutions help businesses ship their cargo overseas quickly and safely.

Gather Packing Supplies

After you inform your 3PL of your shipment, it’s time to pack the parts for the transportation process. The packaging for these parts will depend on the size and shape of each piece of equipment. Some parts might need a small box, while others might require a crate. Whatever packaging you choose needs to provide sufficient protection for the parts as they travel overseas.

Follow All Regulations and Rules

The third step in preparing aircraft parts for international shipment is to follow all regulations and rules. The organization creating the global shipping standards for aircraft equipment is the IATA, an acronym for the International Air Transport Association. In addition, many countries and states create their own rules and regulations regarding aircraft shipments. Before you transport your aircraft parts anywhere, look at the current regulations.

Leave the Rest To the Freight Forwarders

And finally, it’s time to ship the aircraft parts to their destination. Since you already contacted your 3PL in the first step, you’ll have freight forwarders who are all ready to transport your cargo overseas. From that point on, it’s up to the 3PL and freight forwarders to provide updates and to help ensure that your cargo arrives on its destination.

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