Its just about the same planes to and from the same airports right? NOT EVEN CLOSE….Mainfreight gives you plenty of Air Freight choices – carriers, service levels and pricing. We do things a little differently - we place the focus of our business on YOUR business, your clients, your suppliers and your supply chain. We know Air Freight is bloody expensive and you wouldn’t use it if you had your way. We also know how to manage the process, lower your costs, give you visibility and put you in control of the shipment. Now you’re probably wondering how we do all this? Well, for starters – if you are new to exporting or importing Air Freight, our team will sit down with you and explain the shipping process – from what documents are required to how the timing and scheduling works. If you have done this once or twice – you won't get the same old set up and same old results with Mainfreight – but you WILL get faster response time, shorter lead times, faster access at destination - which translates into lower costs - which a real partnership should deliver.
You’re probably still wondering what this is all about - so let’s break it down. In terms of service, we offer different levels depending on what your shipment timing needs are. YOUR timing – not ours. Match this with customs clearance and national networks for destination distribution and the wonder starts to go away. Of course – there are always some rules to work through and safety and security are part of the game. We will manage the documentation and compliance process at origin and destination. Our operations teams are trained to do whatever it takes to drive on time performance and provide continuous updates to all the stakeholders in the process. For the money that you are paying – nothing less is acceptable.
We are the leaders of Air Freight Forwarders. To prove it – we have some “bells and whistles” too… These include: Pickup, Delivery, Documentation Services of any and all kinds, AES and AMS filings, 10+2 and ISF documentation, customs clearance services for DDP shipments both within USA and offshore locations, Special Handling, Hazardous Materials, Denied Party Screening services, Exports Licenses, ITAR Compliance, Legalization, Consulate Documents, Letter of Credit processing and Letter of Credit Compliance, Certificate of Origin, and more! All of these services are offered on a worldwide basis with a few restrictions to certain countries and embargoes.
In the end, this is just ‘The Mainfreight Way’! From helping the new guys survive, to helping the experts thrive – we are there for YOU.
No, not all international shipments require the payment of duties. Whether or not an international shipment would require a payment of duties would be determined by the commodity that is being shipped, and the harmonized tariff/Schedule B number that coincides with the product. Once this is established, who pays the duty is determined by the shipping terms.
How do I compare international shipping rates?
Rates are really volatile in today’s environment. Comparing rates is a challenge but as a rule: check for the apples to apples comparative. Direct versus indirect routings, primary versus secondary carriers, are ALL the services you asked for included in the price you received? The best thing to do is ask for ALL of the details to be broken down and explained – this way you can choose the best solution for you.
AES – Automated Export System
SED – Shippers Export Declaration
SLI – Shippers Letter of Instructions
L/C – Letter of Credit
BOL- Bill of Lading
POD- Proof of Delivery
AWB – Air Waybill
MAWB- Master Air Waybill
Measurements taken early Monday morning by Air Force reconnaissance aircraft indicated an alarming drop in Hurricane Sandy's central pressure.
After hovering near an already-impressive 950 millibars much of Sunday night, the pressure suddenly dropped to about 942 millibars before 6 a.m. Eastern time. Maximum winds strengthened from 75 mph to at least 85 mph.