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Start Country China
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Destination Country United States
Total Weight 100 KG
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Mode of Transport Ocean - Standard Cheapest
Total Transit Time 29 - 32 Days (Door to Door)
Tax and Duty Included
USD 425.31 30% saved
USD 391.74
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Mode of Transport Air - Express Fastest
Total Transit Time 12 - 15 Days (Door to Door)
Tax and Duty NOT Included
USD 425.31 30% saved
USD 789.54

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Air Freight Frequently Asked Questions

How are air freight rates calculated? 

Air freight rates are calculated using shipment weight.

When comparing air freight rates, the pricing will usually be given to you as a cost per kilogram. However, in freight, weight is determined either by the gross weight (i.e. what you see when you put the shipment on a scale) or volumetric weight (i.e. the size of the shipment). See our article about chargeable weight to learn more.

After the size, some suppliers have additional fees. These may be oversized fees (cartons too big), operations fees (flat costs), and remote locations fees.

Why are air freight rates so high?

COVID, COVID, and COVID!

We know you're tired of hearing about it, and we're definitely tired of talking about it! Unfortunately the reality is that logistics is still heavily impacted by outbreaks at ports and a reduced number of flights.

Prior to the pandemic, air freight rates were available for around US$ 7.00/kg during peak season (heavy shipping volume), and around $US 4.00 during slow season (significantly less shipping volume). At COVID's peak we were seeing close to US$ 20/kg! Nowadays pricing is floating in the US$ 12.00/kg range depending on delivery time and whether tax and duty are rolled into the price.

How much does air freight cost?

Air cargo rates fluctuate depending on the time of the year and the starting and destination countries, but for a popular route like China to the USA, expect to pay approximately US$ 7.00 per kg. This means air cargo rates are about US$ 6,400.00 per ton. Sometimes it helps to figure out air cargo rates on a per mile basis, but this can be unreliable depending on where the plane lands and how far the last mile travel is.

How can I get cheaper air freight?

Saving money on air cargo rates is a problem we solve every day at Bookairfreight. What it really comes down to is being flexible with the delivery times, as well as negotiating with multiple suppliers to find the best service quality. If you can afford to wait 15 to 20 days for your goods to arrive, this will be cheaper than needing the goods in 6 to 8 days. Additionally, look for suppliers that provide tax and duty inclusive rates - depending on the tax and duty rate for your products, you can save a substantial amount on your air cargo costs. Use our platform to compare instant air cargo rates.

How long does air freight take to deliver?

Bookairfreight provides two types of air cargo solutions - traditional air freight and courier (UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc) freight. Traditional air freight takes approximately 15 to 20 days door to door, whereas courier can take under 8 days door-to-door. Use our platform to compare instant air cargo rates.

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"Regardless of being an experienced shipper or if you are just starting out, Bookairfreight will be able to help with great rates and awesome service."

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“I am happy to say that Bookairfreight gave incredible personalized service and saved us 30% on air freight to the UK."

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"Regardless of being an experienced shipper or if you are just starting out, Bookairfreight will be able to help with great rates and awesome service."

Co-founder
Andre Chanco

“Bookairfreight provides fantastic rates and customer service. They were also able to quickly deliver goods fast and on time."

Director
Vasil Toshkov

"Our raw materials getting from factory to factory is crucial to our success and they have done an incredible job."

Co-founder
Kroy Biermann

"Bookairfreight provides excellent services, we are very happy to work with Bookairfreight."

Sales director
David Zvitan

“I am happy to say that Bookairfreight gave incredible personalized service and saved us 30% on air freight to the UK."

CEO
Timothy Shelton

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