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Indirect Air Carrier Services

iac cargoAs a TSA-certified Indirect Air Carrier (IAC), Global Shipping has access to other convenient means of shipping air freight that uncertified shipping companies do not have, giving us and our clients more options for a cost-effective and timely delivery service. An IAC is any person or company in the US who indirectly engages in the air transport of cargo. In other words, IACs do not own or operate aircraft but work with airlines to transport cargo by air.

The Transport Security Administration (TSA) handles the security process when it comes to the movement of people and goods through all US airports and aboard aircraft. The IAC program creates and manages layers of security throughout the supply chain to protect the public. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the TSA has strict security requirements that IACs must follow. Global Shipping meets these security requirements, allowing us to load cargo onto commercial planes and work freely with airlines and airports to ensure the prompt and safe delivery of our clients’ shipment. All Global Shipping employees who handle secure cargo are trained to follow the IAC program’s security requirements.

Benefits of Using Indirect Air Carriers

  • More Options for Air Freight: As an IAC provider, Global Shipping has the option to ship air cargo aboard commercial airline planes. This means that we have more options when it comes to delivering air freight for our clients. If there is space available on pre-scheduled commercial flights through certain airlines, Global Shipping can book this cargo space for clients.
  • Handle Tighter Deadlines: Air transport is the fastest way to get goods from point A to point B, and as an IAC, we give you the best timetable without having to book a full plane for your freight. We know the flight schedules of airlines and help you get your freight on the right flight as soon as possible. For tight deadlines, we also offer air charter services.
  • Better Rates: Sometimes better rates are available using extra cargo space on passenger or other commercial aircraft, and as an IAC, we help our clients take advantage of those rates.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: In addition to being a TSA certified IAC, we are IATA-certified for handling dangerous goods. We can safely ship goods classified as hazardous materials by air. If you need to transport dangerous goods, read more about our shipping hazardous goods by air services.

Why Use Global Shipping as your IAC?

Our team has decades of experience in shipping and logistics, and our knowledgeable staff is certified by a variety of national and international regulatory bodies to be able to get your freight where it needs to go on time and within budget. Our knowledge and experience allows us to handle the labeling and documentation necessary for international shipping by air, including the shipment of hazardous materials.

Contact Global Shipping Services Today

Contact Global Shipping Services today to learn more about our indirect air carrier services we provide. We can solve your logistical problems, and we pride ourselves on our top-notch customer service.

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What Our Clients Say:

“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.
Thank you for having the highest work ethic, great industry knowledge, reasonable rates and uncompromising customer service. We appreciate you!”

Les Bloom
President, Superior Building Supplies

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