Guide

Moving goods by air

Introduction

The airfreight industry consists of a number of interdependent commercial organisations, including airlines, express carriers, freight forwarders and customs brokers.

This guide provides some basic information about how the airfreight industry operates, and outlines the requirements and regulations that you - as an importer or exporter - must comply with. Included are notes on customs regulations, packaging, insurance, aviation security screening, freight rate and surcharge costs. The guide also explains what paperwork should accompany your shipments. After reading this you'll be in a better position to decide if airfreight is an appropriate mode of transport for your business.

Find out more about moving your goods in our sections on preparing goods for transport and transporting your goods.