Air Freight for International Moves
Air freight provides some of the quickest options for transporting household goods when moving overseas. It frequently comes at a premium price when compared to ocean freight, but that may be determined by weight, size, and destination.
Deadlines Matter in Overseas Moves
If your international move involves a deadline, air freight may be the best choice. Global Van Lines can help you determine your needs. We are the only company to offer you a dedicated Moving Concierge who can assist with arranging for any needs that may arise from an overseas move. You may want your entire household to be transported by air freight, or only your essential items such as clothing while shipping the balance of your home by ocean freight. Your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge can help orchestrate the right shipping options to fit your needs.
In addition, your Global Van Lines Moving Concierge can help you plan, schedule and expedite your air shipment for optimal arrival, and your Moving Concierge can assist with determining the correct carrier documentation required to expedite your goods.
Shipping overseas by air freight can include: packing for air freight, transportation to the airport, customs formalities, documentation, freight, customs clearance at destination and delivery to residence.
Global Van Lines can assist with the special requirements for using air freight, and they can include:
- Detailed descriptions of the exact contents of each box
- Payment based on weight and box dimensions
- Accurate address and contact information on each box in a shipment
- No fluids of any kind, including bottles of perfume or alcohol
- Limits on breakable or fragile items, and nothing considered perishable or hazardous
- Airline specific “seals” placed on a box at the time of delivery to the airline which are used to ensure that boxes are not opened during transit, except by specially designated inspectors
- Absolute accuracy, since inspectors can open boxes at any time for any reason, and if regulations have been ignored or rules broken, an entire shipment may be set aside for further scrutiny
It may be an option worth exploring as part of the entire relocation process. Global Van Lines has a worldwide network of service providers and specialists in international relocations to help you. Contact us today to begin designing the most appropriated overseas location for your individual needs.