Sending air freight from Australia can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before and are unfamiliar about the costs involved and the overall process. Express Link is here to assist you with all the information you need to set your mind at ease when it comes to air freight.
We’ll go through the costs involved, what it is air freight brokers do, and more to help you make the right decision for the transportation of your goods.
What You Need to Know About Air Freight from Australia
The first thing you need to know is that air freight is by far the fastest means of getting cargo from Australia to any other region of the country, or to anywhere else in the world. Moreover, certain freight forwarders, like Express Link, will offer you the option of same-day air freight if you need something delivered somewhere even faster.
However, with the above in mind, air freight costs are higher than those of other freight transportation options like road or sea freight
We can transport and ship a wide variety of goods internationally and nationally via air freight, including:
- Livestock and Animals
- Heavy Machinery and Equipment
- General Cargo
- Perishable Goods
- Dangerous Goods
- Valuable Cargo
However, there are certain weight and size limitations involved when transporting freight by air. So, be sure to ask your freight forwarding company of choice about what you can and can’t ship by air.
What is An Air Freight Broker and What Do They Do?
Also sometimes referred to as an air freight agent, an air freight broker will essentially manage and coordinate your entire shipment. They will take charge of the process from the time it arrives at the freight forwarding company until your cargo arrives at its destination.
They facilitate the matching of reliable transport carriers, with whom they’ve formed relationships, with the shipper according to the shippers needs as far as costing and timelines are concerned. Additionally, your air freight broker will also provide you with tracking services, so you’ll always know where your shipment is.
What Does Air Freight Cost Per Kilo?
It’s important to note that the cost of air freight will vary between freight forwarding companies, as each company will have negotiated their own rates with the transport companies they use.
However, there are certain universal aspects that will affect the overall cost of the cargo you want shipped by air freight, for example:
- Whether you want same-day or second-day shipping on your cargo
- The size and weight of the cargo
- Whether you’re transporting general goods or specialised goods
If you want an accurate idea of what Express Link will charge you to ship your cargo by air freight, we recommend using our freight calculator.
Trust in the Professionals
Express Link offers a host of services that make shipping via air freight seamless and easy. We’ll manage the entire process from the time your cargo arrives at our warehouse until it’s reached its destination safely and in the same condition you gave it to us in.
As a company that offers transportation by air freight, we’ve formed relationships with a host of transport companies and work to provide the best possible service, every time. Whether you’re sending a parcel, pallet, industrial freight, or special commodities, you can count on us.
Get air freight quotes or call us to discuss any of the questions you might have about the services we offer. Our team are happy to assist you and guide you towards the best decision for what your needs are.