What is the difference between international shipping and international air shipping?What is the difference between international shipping and international air shipping?
Double 11 is approaching recently, and many friends living in foreign countries can't stand it anymore, and they are ready to go shopping at this Chinese online shopping carnival, but they also know that many domestic online shopping platforms do not support direct mail. When they arrive at their destination, they will naturally learn about some container shipping companies, but they are still a little unclear about the selection of routes. What is the difference between this sea freight and air freight?
The difference between international air freight and international sea freight
(1) Means of transport: International air transport uses the airline's aircraft as the means of transport, and the mode of operation is from airport to airport; while international shipping uses the ships of the shipping company as the means of transport, and the mode of operation is from port to port.
(2) Transport subject: The transport subjects of international air transport are major airlines and logistics companies, such as Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, etc. The goods are transported to the designated destination through these international airlines; the transport subject of international shipping is Major shipping companies, such as Maersk, Evergreen, etc., deliver goods to designated destinations through these shipping companies.
(4) Logistics cost: Although international air freight has fast logistics time, the transportation cost is high, so the cost is relatively high; while international shipping has low transportation cost, so the cost is relatively low.
(5) Inspection method: During international air distribution and transportation, the basic principle of "inspection first and then warehousing" is adopted, which is highly efficient; international shipping sometimes needs to pick up and unpack boxes, which is time-consuming and relatively high cost, and inspection fees will be incurred. There may also be loading and unloading fees, trailer fees, etc.
Remarks: The above content is only an internal opinion and is for reference only.