What is the difference between air freight and air dispatch?What is the difference between air freight and air dispatch? Air freight operation process?
In international trade, foreign traders and cross-border e-commerce sellers like to choose air freight and air delivery because of the fast timeliness. So what is the difference between air delivery and air freight?
What do air freight and air dispatch mean?
Air freight means that the consignor arranges air transport of the goods to the destination through the freight forwarder. When the goods arrive at the destination, the entire service process is over, and the rest is for the recipient to go to the airport to pick up the goods and clear customs.
Air dispatch refers to air freight plus delivery. The goods arrive at the destination airport by air, and then the terminal delivery is carried out after customs clearance by local logistics or express delivery. Basically, it is door-to-door delivery or delivery to the warehouse.
Which is faster, air freight or air dispatch? Both air freight and air dispatch are air transportation, and air freight can be said to be international logistics express, and air dispatch can be said to be air logistics plus express delivery.
What do air freight and air dispatch mean?
The difference between air dispatch and air transport:
1. Service objects are different
Considering the cost of freight, small batches of import and export goods generally choose air freight; large batches of goods generally choose air dispatch
Now, with the continuous change of the mode of international logistics, international logistics companies have introduced a variety of combined products. Now whether it is a small batch or a large batch of imported goods, they will choose the air freight, whichever is more convenient.
2. Service content is different
For air freight, the freight forwarder usually finds the airline company to book the space, and is responsible for the transportation of the goods to the destination port airport. After the goods arrive, the customer can clear the customs and deliver them by themselves. It should be noted here that the customs clearance requirements and fees of each country are different. You can confirm with the freight forwarder before shipment. clear.
Air dispatch is a freight forwarder who finds airlines to book space and is responsible for international transportation from the airport to the airport; after the goods arrive, the designated agent is responsible for entry customs clearance, customs duty payment, airport pick-up, warehouse warehousing, distribution and distribution, air dispatch is general They are all "double-clearance and tax-included" services.
3. The time limit for transportation is different
International Air Freight: Under normal circumstances (flights are normal, customs clearance in the destination country is smooth, and the delivery process is smooth), it takes 2-4 days to arrive at the door or to the warehouse; 5-6 days in remote areas, if you need to transfer to other regions, there are warehouses , or the delivery time in remote places will take longer.
Air dispatch: Including the customs declaration at the departure airport and the customs clearance at the destination airport, it is generally 3-4 days later than the time limit for international express delivery. The average is maintained at 6-8 days.
4. The logistics tracking information is different
For direct air freight, you can check the waybill number on the website of the airline company, and you can also check the website for the first leg of the transfer. For second- or third-way truck transfers, you can check the website of the corresponding airline company or the website of the local truck company. The flight is the same You can check it on the airline website.
For air dispatch, the first flight uses the waybill number to check on the airline's official website, and at the end uses the courier number to check the delivery information of the destination country.
If you feel that air freight and air dispatch are not suitable for you, you can choose international express, but the international express company is only responsible for the customs declaration of the sending country and the customs clearance agency service of the destination country, and also includes delivery, but does not include the customs duties of the destination country.
Consignor: Provide cargo information - required customs declaration information - find freight forwarder - inquiry
Freight Forwarder: Power of Attorney - Commodity Inspection - Booking - Receiving - Shipping Cost Settlement - Freight Composition
Airport: Tallying - Weighing - Ordering - Special handling
Commodity inspection: document-inspection-release
Customs broker: receiving orders, sending orders-pre-entry-declaration-delivery time
Customs: document review-inspection-taxation-release
Airline: platooning - loading - charges
Pickup: direct to destination port or non-direct destination port
Arrival at the port of destination: tally-notification-inspection-pickup-settlement-customs clearance/entry into bonded warehouse
For international express delivery, you can directly use the international express tracking number to check the entire track information. Under normal circumstances, the fastest door-to-door delivery is about 2-4 days, and in remote areas, it takes 5-6 days.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.