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What Kind of Freight is Worth Shipping Via Air?

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The types of shipping methods you choose will have a huge impact on your overall profitability. In order to stay profitable, you need to determine which type of shipping method is most efficient and economical for your types of freight. According to Medium, freight transported by air is estimated to average 51.2 tons per year. Let’s look at a few types of cargo that are worth the extra investment of air shipping.

General Cargo

There are some types of general cargo that are beneficial to transport via air freight. These are consumer goods that need to move quickly. This type of cargo doesn’t have any special restrictions, however. This is cargo that could safely be transported other ways, but due to demand or supply difficulties should be moved faster in order to keep retailers happy.

Special Cargo

Special cargo encompasses types of cargo that because of their nature, weight, or dimensions will require special care. Items of great value may also fall into this category as well. This type of cargo may require special packaging, labeling, documentation, or handling while passing through the transportation chain. This would also include goods that have specific regulations surrounding them. Let’s look at a few different types of special cargo that benefit from air shipping.

Dangerous Goods

Dangerous goods or hazardous materials include any substance or material that is capable of posing a large risk to health, safety, or property when being transported. These can include materials that are radioactive, flammable, explosive, biohazard, toxic, pathogenic, allergenic, and more.

This category also includes items that are in physical conditions that require special treatment. This includes compressed gases, liquids, hot materials, chemicals, or anything that would be classified as hazardous. These types of freight must be handled with care.

You should note that although these types of materials often do well being transported by air, there are many regulations and restrictions to transport these items by any method. It’s crucial to your overall success and reputation to follow these rules and restrictions closely.

Temperature Controlled Goods

Another consideration would be temperature-controlled goods. These are goods and cargo that require refrigeration. It can be food items or non-food items such as medicine or medical items. These types of items often require specific regulations as well. Within this category, there are other categories such as perishable goods, pharmaceuticals, and life science products.

These are just a few considerations for air shipping and the types of freight you should consider. If you’re looking for reliable shipping assistance for your cargo needs, please contact us today. We look forward to working with you.

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