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The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Air Shipping

Published by Joe Webster.

The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Air Shipping

Whenever the subject of moving comes up, one of the first things that need to be decided is which items (if any) will be shipped to your new destination, rather than loaded into a truck or car and carried. Once that decision is made, the next consideration is exactly how those items should be shipped. Air shipping is one of those areas which has seen major advancements over the past century. But what exactly are the advantages and disadvantages of this option?

Advantages Of Air Shipping

Honestly, there really are a number of benefits to using this type of shipping, especially if there is an element of time pressure or sensitivity. Given that, here are a number of positive factors to evaluate:

  • Speed: Obviously, putting your package on a plane is one of the fastest methods to get it from point A to point B. Your possessions can literally be taken across a continent in as little as a day, or even around the world in just a few days, dependent upon local laws and delivery procedures. This is a major advancement and one that can really help folks who are moving internationally or long distances.
  • Variety Of Items: With air shipping, you will have more options than if you were using a ground-based service. For example, perishable items can often be shipped via air, since they arrive at the destination quicker than a land-based service.
  • Safety: The simplest rule of shipping to understand is that the more times a package is handled, or changes hands, the greater the risk. This includes a risk of damage and being lost. With air shipping, your items undergo only minimal handling. This makes it one of the safest shipping methods.
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Disadvantages Of Air Shipping

As with anything, nothing is perfect. Although the benefits of air shipping generally outweigh the negatives, there are still a few drawbacks.

  • More Expensive: As you might imagine, this shipping option is going to cost more, sometimes significantly more. Planes take a lot more fuel than cars and trucks and there is also a pretty strong demand due to the speed of this service, so the air shipping companies know that they can set prices higher.
  • Size Limitations: Unfortunately, there is a limited amount of space in the cargo area of the plane, which also means the shipping company will impose some limitations on the size of items you can ship. There are also weight requirements set by the FAA. This means that larger and heavier items such as furniture are not really good candidates.
  • Bad Weather: This is an even bigger problem for air shipping than ground since an airport can get shut down and/or planes grounded even when vehicles may still be able to run. In extreme weather, that could end up delay shipment times by up to several days. Bear this in mind when shipping in winter, over mountains, or other areas known for bad weather.
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Joe Webster always knew the auto transport industry would be a great career option. And with decades of experience, Joe is now an established consultant for A1 Auto Transport.

Joe was born in Santa Cruz, California. During high school, Joe worked as a mechanic; a job continued to work part-time during his bachelor's degree.

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CSI Logistics
435 Division Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
FMC 22206
Intl Cargo
45 Campus Drive
Edison, NJ 08837
NO. 17858N
Trans Global Auto Logistics, Inc.
3401 E Randol Mill Rd,
Arlington, TX 76011
NO. 018191NF
CFR Rinkens
15501 Texaco Avenue
Paramount, CA 90723
NO. 013055NF
ABC Worldwide LLC
2840 NW 2nd Ave #105
Boca Raton, FL 33431
NO. 025472F
ShipYourCarNow LLC
1160 South Rogers Circle Suite 1
Boca Raton, FL 33487
NO. 025646
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6 Fir Way
Cooper City, FL 33026
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