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Consolidated Air Freight Services

consolidated air freightIf you have decided to use air freight consolidation to transport your cargo, let Global Shipping Services facilitate the move. Our experienced freight forwarding team applies their attention to detail to every shipment, ensuring that it arrives on time and in excellent condition. We also negotiate competitive rates through our large network of freight forwarders, making it as cost-effective as possible for you to transport your goods using air consolidation.

Air cargo consolidation is the practice of combining lots from multiple consignees into one shipment (i.e. your cargo will share space with other shippers’ cargo on an aircraft). All shipments will be listed under the same master way bill, but each individual shipment will also have a house way bill to help keep the cargo organized. This freight forwarding method is ideal for anyone who does not have a large enough order to fill a plane on their own and wants to save on the cost of shipping.

One downside of the consolidated shipping approach is that shippers will have to wait until a plane has enough cargo to make up a full load. Air consolidations are most commonly booked for the weekend, but midweek consolidations are also sometimes available. For those who have an urgent shipment that needs to get to its destination on a tight deadline, Global Shipping also offers air cargo charter services.

Benefits of Air Freight Consolidation

  • Efficiency: Consolidated shipping makes sense to both shippers and airlines, as it is more cost-effective to fly a plane with a full cargo load than to fly one with only a partial load.
  • Lower Cost: Because freight consolidation is more effective than charter services, it is also less expensive. If you decide to ship your goods by air, this is the most affordable way to do it.
  • Fast: While more expensive than sharing a shipping container on a cargo ship, cargo consolidation is also substantially faster than shipping your goods by ocean. If you need to have a relatively quick turnaround from the time you place an order to the time your shipment arrives at its destination, you should opt to transport your cargo by air.

Why Choose Global Shipping Services for Air Cargo Consolidation?

As fully-licensed IATA cargo agents, Global Shipping is able to work with both commercial and cargo airlines, giving you greater transportation options (and lower shipping rates, when you transport your goods with a passenger airline). We will work closely with you to make sure your consolidated cargo reaches its destination on time, even if you need a midweek shipment. We even offer real-time tracking, making it easy for you to see exactly where your shipment is at any given time. When you choose Global Shipping, you’re getting a freight forwarding provider that is large enough to offer competitive rates and flexible shipping options but small enough to provide personal attention to every shipment.

Contact Global Shipping Services

Tell us about your consolidated air shipping needs, and we’ll help you come up with a cost-effective solution. You can contact us by filling out our short online form or calling us directly; one of our freight forwarding professionals will be happy to talk to you one-on-one.

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“We have complicated international shipping requirements and tight schedules to maintain, GSS has always gone above and beyond to meet these requirements and ensure we have the information needed to keep things running smoothly”

Cameron Kehm
Director, International Operations, OSG Lightering LLC

“In my 16 years of service to industry, I would highly recommend this company as a reliable broker and shipping company to cover any logistics scenario that could arise with professionalism, attention to detail & accuracy. Our representation has been nothing but superb from Global whether a simple shipment is brokered through customs or multiple containers are negotiated to our project sites direct from Germany this company delivers on time at competitive rates every time.”

David Zinke
Senior Project Engineer, Geda USA Elevator & Material Lift Company

“Presmer has been working with Global Shipping for over 3 years now and the service they provide is excellent. They go above and beyond the call of duty to ease your shipment hassles. They take the frustration out of the process with their knowledge and relationships. Forever grateful.”

Annsley Popov
Founder, Presmer

“This company truly puts the customer first. They are always ahead of issues and their follow-up and communications with us has been exemplary. They made what used to be a horrific part of our work, something that is now almost effortless.
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President, Superior Building Supplies

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