Air transport is type of transport we use for our most urgent shipments and generally goods are smaller shipments than sea cargos. Although that does not mean that transit time requirements need to ship big cargos shipments by air. This type of transport will also be indicated and we will recommend for goods with a high cargo value.

We would like to show basic vocabulary that we understand help you to understand your air shipments:

  • Air Waybill: Document in which the conditions of contract of carriage between shipper for the shipment of goods are established.
  • Charges Collect: Expenses included on the air waybill that should be charged to the consignee of the cargo.
  • Pre-paid Charges: The charges included on the air waybill that must be paid by the shipper before deliver shipment to consignee.
  • Conditions: There are general conditions transport goods in accordance with the Air Waybill.
  • Shipper / Consignee: Company or legal person whose name appears on the Air Waybill as the expeditor of the cargo.
  • Single Customs Declaration (DUA): A document that is performed to request that the goods are subject to customs operations: Export, Import (permanent or temporary), temporary admission, warehousing, transit, re – import or re – export. It is aimed at operators involved in foreign trade regimes and customs operations.
  • Customs Clearance: Compliance with customs formalities for import and export goods or other regimes, operations or customs destinations.
  • Multimodal transport document: (House Bill of Landing) is the document of multimodal transport contract and certifies that the multimodal transport operator has taken the goods in their custody and is committed to deliver pursuant to the clauses of the contract.
  • Shipping: Refers to the process transport the goods picked up from shipper for transport and covered under Air Waybill to deliver to consignee.
  • Freight: Rate of transport service that involves a calculation that combines variables trip distance and weight, volume, value and risks inherent to the cargo.
  • Weight / volume: In air transport the weight / volume conversion is 1.00 cbm = 167.00 Kgs.
  • Extras: Additional charges including fuel, safety and terminal fees.
  • Rate / Rate: Charge per unit weight or volume.
  • Forwarder: company specializing with organization and management, custom requirement (shipper), logistics management in any case, either by sea, air or road transport. Contracts for work or performs all transport operations: physical transport of cargo, customs operations, packaging, cargo consolidation and deconsolidation, warehousing, insurance, banking and documentary procedures. This kind of companies acts as organizer of the international transport of cargos in any of its types and including all operations involved.