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For updated industry airfreight terminology, please reference this list:
|Door to Door||
The shipment is collected from the supplier’s door and is flown to the country of destination where the goods are cleared through customs & quarantine control then delivered to the receiver’s door. P.N. duties and taxes are to be paid by the receiving company or individual.
|Door to Airport||
The shipment is collected from the supplier’s door and is flown to the closest customs airport. The receiver is then responsible for the customs clearance, quarantine, delivery and local taxes.
This is normally a door to door service on the first available flight basis.
The consolidation service is normally based on door to airport and the freight charges are reduced due to a larger volume of cargo
|Master Air Waybill||
The master air waybill is a legal document that the airline uses to consign the cargo under.
|House Air Waybill||
The house air waybill is a forwarding agents bill that they use to consign the cargo under.
All cargo is charged at the greatest weight, either actual or volumetric. For International airfreight, each cubic meter is equal to 167.0 chargeable kilograms. The calculation for this is as follows;
The greatest length x width x height in centimeters divided by 6000. E.G. a parcel that measures 30 x 45 x 200 cms = 45 kilograms.
Not all cargo can be transported by airfreight. There are strict guidelines laid down by IATA and ICAO on the carriage of hazardous cargo. Please contact our office prior to consigning your goods.