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International Freight Shipping: Air Freight vs. Ocean Freight

International freight shipping: air freight vs ocean freight

Getting to know the differences between air freight and ocean freight can help you determine which type of international freight shipping will work best for your business’ needs. At C&D Logistics, we understand how important it is to choose the right freight shipping services for your budget and timeline. That is why we offer a wide range of freight shipping services, including international courier services.

 

Air Freight Shipping Services

While air freight shipping can be expensive, it is the best freight shipping service for time sensitive or urgent international shipments. When shipping using air freight, it is important to work with a trained professional 3PL provider, as they will be able to source the best routing and pricing options available for your specific budget and time frame.

Benefits of Air Freight Shipping Services

Some of the main benefits of using air freight shipping services include:

  • Faster shipping times
  • Highly reliable arrival and departure times
  • Ability to ship almost anywhere in the world
  • Lower insurance premiums
  • Higher level of security and reduced risk of theft and damage
  • Less packaging required

Ocean Freight Shipping Services

If you are looking for a more cost-effective solution for shipping internationally, ocean freight shipping might be the best option for you. Ocean freight shipping is the ideal solution for transporting cargo with a wider time frame. When looking for a 3PL company to work with, make sure to look for a reputable company that partners with companies in the area you are shipping to. This will ensure that they have local expertise and that they can provide you with easy communication with your vendor/customer, the best rate and transit times, as well as the best possible customer service.

Benefits of Ocean Freight Shipping Services

Some of the main benefits of using ocean freight shipping services include:

  • The most competitive freight shipping costs
  • Ability to ship cargo of any shape or size, including oversized, heavy, or bulky cargo
  • Higher safety capabilities for shipping hazardous or dangerous goods
  • Lower carbon footprint

If you would like to learn more about air freight and ocean freight or about international freight shipping, or if you are interested in one of our freight shipping services (logistics services, specialized freight shipping, or international courier services), please contact C&D Logistics at 604-881-4440 or by filling out a contact form on our website. You can also stay up to date with the latest news by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.