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    Q What is the difference between freight and cargo?

    A Freight generally refers to the transportation of products or goods by truck, van, or train, whereas cargo refers to the movement of goods overseas by ship, ocean carrier, or airplane.
  • What is the maximum pallet size for air cargo?

    Usually, air cargo pallets will be 96 inches x 125 inches; however, this will depend on the airline.
  • Are freight rates dropping?

    On the spot market, shipping rates for a 40' container between China and the US east coast and west coast have dropped by around 50% this year from their peak. It is anticipated that the decline will continue while retail inventories remain the same.
  • What is the biggest advantage of air freight?

    Shipping goods that must reach their destination quickly is best handled by air freight. With air freight services, you can get your products to their final destination in as little as 24 hours! It is a much faster option than road freight and sea freight.
  • Will freight rates go up in 2022?

    In 2022, spot rates are on the decline following a year in which freight rates continued to rise, with experts citing various factors that likely contributed to the decline.
  • Why is air freight so expensive from China?

    In response to COVID-19, the world went into global lockdown. However, China reopened its economy faster than the US and Europe. China's shipping containers, however, were stuck in those two areas. There was a container shortage in China.
  • How much more is air freight vs sea freight?

    The cost of shipping goods around the world by air is about 2.5 times higher than before the pandemic. Rates are five to six times higher than normal for peak shipping season on major trade lanes, where demand is particularly high, such as China and Southeast Asia to the United States.
  • What is the difference between air cargo and air freight?

    The terms freight and cargo refer to the transportation of goods from one place to another, but cargo is typically used only for goods transported by plane or ship. There is a much broader definition of freight, and goods can also be transported by road, sea, rail, and air.
  • How do I start an air cargo business?

    How to Start a Sea and Air Cargo Company

    1.Understanding the business. Research the freight forwarding industry. ...
    2.Obtain licenses for shipping by air and sea. ...
    3.The air cargo certification program. ...
    4.Shipping types at sea. ...
    5.Obtain cargo planes. ...
    6.Develop a formal business plan.
  • Why is air freight so expensive now?

    Increased demand for physical goods thanks to government stimulus, Coronavirus travel restrictions, more time at home and a global shortage of cargo containers has led to congestion and delays at the world's ports and pushed up shipping costs.
  • How do I calculate shipping costs?

    Package dimensions

    DIM weight is calculated by multiplying the length, width, and height of a package, then dividing by a standard DIM divisor. Carriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS calculate shipping costs based on the greater of the actual weight or the DIM weight of the package.
  • Is it cheaper to ship by air or sea?

    It's faster, safer, and more reliable than ocean freight, but it's also more expensive - a $195 ocean shipment can cost $1,000 by air. Learn more about air freight pricing. Airlines also have stricter regulations when it comes to shipping hazardous materials.
  • How much is it to air freight?

    Depending on the type of cargo and available space, international air cargo rates can range from $2.50 to $5.00 per kilogram during a typical season. A severe disruption in ocean freight and high consumer demand have, however, resulted in a sharp increase in costs since February 2020.
  • How are air freight rates calculated?

    Chargeable weight is considered when calculating the cost of an air freight shipment. The chargeable weight applied to a shipment will either be the actual weight or volumetric weight, whichever is greater. It is calculated that a kilogram of voluminous weight is 6000 cubic centimeters.
  • Sharing my experience of successfully shipping to Australia

    Is it inconvenient? If the airline arranges the consignment and the cost is too high for you to accept, then you can choose the ocean service.
    Lefeng International Logistics specializes in providing LCL/FCL sea freight transportation services from mainland China to Australia-Sydney-Melbourne-Brisbane-Fremantle (Western Australia), all documents, commodity inspection, tax declaration, customs declaration (including Shuangqing) one-stop service!
    If the customer does not have the right to import and export, our company can help you make the document. The customer only needs to provide the booking list, the cargo packing list and the relevant information of the consignee, and then the Chinese customs declaration and the destination port of the goods can be handled. Port customs clearance and export matters.
    (1) The specific process of shipping from mainland China to Australia:
    A: First of all, you consult our company to understand the price and transportation details, and determine the transportation method: LCL or FCL - transportation terms, ex-factory price, FOB price, CIF price, door-to-door price. The specific price confirms the entrusted transportation, and the booking confirms the delivery date.
    B: Relevant matters have been negotiated, the goods will be delivered to our warehouse, our warehouse will arrange packaging, confirm the quantity and volume of the goods, and confirm that the goods can be packed.
    C: Customers do not need documents or import and export rights; they only need to provide the packing list of the goods (value, material, quantity), and we will sort out and confirm and complete the customs declaration.
    D: FCL shipping voyages are released by customs. It takes about 15-20 days for container loading, and about 20 days for bulk LCL.
    E: After the goods arrive at the port of destination, our company will act as an agent for customs clearance, unpacking, loading, and door-to-door delivery, and the customer will sign for it.
    (2) Relevant customs policies for duty-free shipping of personal items to Australia:
    Australia stipulates that citizens living overseas can bring (bring back) into (bring back) duty-free items and personal property owned and used in the place of residence for more than one year. The information required to apply for immigration to Australia for tax-free customs clearance is: legal citizenship and identification, photo page and copy of legal citizenship and identification, tax return application form - free entry of personal items.
    (3) Bulk cargo charges from Guangzhou to Australia:
    1. Due to different commodities and quantities, the required cost standards are different, and it is necessary to confirm the commodity information to confirm the price.
    2. Door-to-door delivery within 30 kilometers of Australian ports, excluding customs duties and GST tax at the port of destination, our company can pay customs duties and GST taxes on your behalf, you need to provide the product code and value.
    3. The fumigation fee for imported logs from Australia is RMB 700 per ticket. All wood materials must be free of bark, insect eyes, mold and other substances, and fumigation-free packaging (plywood, fiberboard, etc.) must not be packed with log materials inside or outside. .
    3. The quotation of the whole cabinet needs to confirm the address in China and Australia!
    (4) Select the transportation method according to the amount of goods: factory loading, loading from our warehouse to Guangzhou Port
    If the goods are less than 20 cubic meters, it is recommended to store them in bulk; if the goods are less than 20 cubic meters, it is recommended to ship them to the door in packing boxes, and choose the box type according to the actual number of squares.
    20GP: The size of the inner box is 5.69 meters X 2.13 meters X 2.18 meters, the gross weight of the goods is generally 17.5 tons, and the volume is 24-26 cubic meters.
    40GP: The internal volume is 11.8 meters X 2.13 meters X 2.18 meters, the gross weight of the goods is generally 22 tons, and the volume is 54 cubic meters.
    40HQ: Internal dimensions are 11.8m X 2.13m X 2.72m. The gross weight of the goods is generally 22 tons and the volume is 68 cubic meters
    (5) Our service items:
    1.CIF project: China customs declaration, China trailer, China to Australia shipping; (commonly known as arrival)
    2. DDU project: China customs declaration, China trailer, China to Australia shipping, Australia customs clearance, Australia door to door; (commonly known as door to door)
    3. DDP project: China customs declaration, China trailer, China to Australia shipping, Australian customs clearance, Australian door-to-door delivery, Australian customs to pay GST tax; (commonly known as door-to-door package)
    (6) Shipping cycle:
    A: Bulk: Open