Air Freight Vs. Ocean Freight
Posted: January 30, 2015
Time and budget are the main factors one may think about when it comes to making a decision as to whether they will be shipping their cargo via air freight or ocean freight. While air freight helps customers have their products reach its destination in as little as 24 hours, the costs associated with air freight are high. Ocean freight helps keep the costs low but extends transit times between 2 points. At Logisticargo USA, we can help you make the right decision for your cargo to make sure you can stay on top of your competitors in a market like todays.
However, there are times where ocean transit time may not have a direct effect on a client. Take for example our clients who are shipping from Miami, Florida to Dominican Republic. Our ocean consolidations reach its port of destination in as little as three days. This means that a shipment that is consolidated on a Friday and sails on a Saturday can be in Dominican Republic by Tuesday.
Now, lets say that said shipment was shipped via air freight. In order to comply with TSA and airline regulations, cargo must be shipped 24 hours prior to flight departure. Let’s say we deliver the cargo to an airline on a Friday that has no weekend flights, this cargo will not depart until Monday and may not be available for clearance until Tuesday in Dominican Republic. In a case like this, ocean freight would be the better decision.
There is much to consider when making a decision as to how one should ship their cargo. At Logisticargo USA, we keep our clients interests our number one priority in order to ensure customer satisfaction. Contact us today and have one of our professional assist you in the cargo shipping process.
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