Airfreight Shipments

Air freight originally was used for either very urgent items, high-value goods or perishable goods with a short shelf life. With the rise of just in time supply chains and the desire of buyers to hold as little stock as possible air freight has come more common in global distribution processes.

Major users of airfreight are high technology products from computers to mobile phones. Fashion suppliers and buyers are big shippers by airfreight to try and ensure they keep up with and capitalise on current season trend. Commodities such as fresh fruit and vegetables and frozen fish due to their perishable nature are all frequently carried.

Airfreight is the most expensive freight shipping method per kilo. There are good reasons to consider using airfreight in your logistic operations.

Heathrow Freight Terminal - Thomas Nugent - Creative Commons

At AJF we have frequently shipped urgent spare parts around the world for the energy sector, both oil, gas and renewable sectors. Everything from a 1 kilo valve to a complete to even a specialised power generator system which as needed for a chemical plant near Houston, Texas, USA after flooding impacted their production site.

For project work or very heavy or large volume cargoes can arrange chartering of entire aircraft. We can arrange charters to and from most regions. Charters can be either for a specific job or for a contracted period of time.

For first time shippers  the cheap economy services which Asian brokers offer often share with passenger services and may end up going to several different airports which adds to the transit time. At busy times cargo can be left off the plane if the passenger and baggage load is too high for the aircraft this can delay cargo for several weeks
For first time shippers airfreight shipments are much more expensive than sea freight shipments. If your goods are non-urgent and your goods have a large volume or weight you should consider using sea freight