Services - Air Freight

International air freight benefits

Utilising air cargo logistics is a great option for goods that are urgent or the unit price of the goods is high, but the quantity of the goods is small i.e. 300-500kg.

With air freight, the delivery time and price are more flexible than sea freight because you can choose direct or deferred services, with different routes. However, for larger deliveries which don’t carry such time-sensitivities, we always recommend using sea freight.

Air freight booking options

Air cargo can be shipped in a unit load device (ULD), as a palletised shipment or as loose cargo.

There is a range of restrictions based on the height, length and width of your cargo. Freight, for instance, can be charged based on actual weight or volumetric (chargeable) weight, whichever the greater. The formula for ascertaining volumetric weight is LxBxH (cm) / 6000.

In terms of timing, there are generally three air freight delivery options:

Air freight forwarding

  • Deferred – usually, the cheapest option as the routing will include stop-overs. This mode is suitable for goods with lower time requirements (no dangerous goods, oversized or temperature-controlled goods).
  • Direct – slightly more expensive than economical, but a shorter delivery time as the routing is direct.
  • Courier – the fastest option with rates are based on our Door-to-Door DHL wholesale account.

If you were shipping from China to Australia, for example, the difference in timing would be the following:

  • Economic air freight: 4-7 days
  • Standard air freight: 1-2 days
  • Courier: 5-7 days

Our Air freight services include:

  • Highly competitive rates between all major global airports
  • Import and export door-to-door delivery
  • Dangerous goods
  • Perishable freight
  • Temperature controlled freight
  • Direct, deferred and courier services
  • Consolidations from multiple suppliers and/or locations
  • Garments on Hangers (GOH) shipments
  • Pre-clearance facility
  • Online Track and Trace
  • Expedited collection and delivery upon arrival

The Dyson difference

We understand the added costs and time-critical nature of using air freight to ship your goods. Dyson Logistics offer a fully customisable air cargo and logistics service and will work tirelessly to ensure your freight costs are reduced and your deadlines met.

You can expect a level of reliability far beyond the industry standard. Our local expert staff are on hand to facilitate all domestic and international export and import requirements. And as an Australian Trusted Trader, working with Dyson Logistics means you also receive priority treatment of your air freight at the border.

To find out more contact us today on (02) 8339 1844 or via the contacts page.