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Benefits of Using Air Freight Transportation

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Today we have several ways to transport goods from wherever we are to different corners of the world. From the north pole to the south pole, it only takes a few days, thanks to advancements in technology.

Airfreight has been a gamechanger for the shipping and logistics industries because of how much ease and convenience it offers. There are multiple benefits to using air freight to send goods, including:

It’s hands down the fastest shipping method

Despite certain drawbacks like environmental impact etc., air freight remains the quickest way to transport goods across distances. A plane can travel thousands of miles within a few hours, no matter how near, far, or inaccessible a location. You’ll know that your goods are well across continents within a couple of days of sending them, as opposed to sea or land transport, which can take weeks or even months. 

Predictable, reliable, and consistent travel times

Air travel runs on a tight schedule and with exact arrival and departure times in place. It's predictable and reliable, so you'll always be in the loop about the shipment that heads out. You can also track the flight for updates and progress if you’d like to know where your shipment has reached. This is especially helpful for businesses who’d like to update their customers and clients regularly about their delivery.

Secure but minimal packaging is needed for it

While you will obviously need well-packaged shipments for air freight, it's relatively less extensive than via sea cargo or even land transport. Airfreight requires standard cardboard or fibre boxes, wrapping, pallets, and other lightweight packaging options to keep your goods safe and protected while being taken from one location to the next. 

You pay less for insurance, warehousing, and more

Since it’s faster and more straightforward than other types of shipping, air freighting requires less insurance premium costs, minimal or no warehousing charges, and other miscellaneous costs. It's one of the most cost-effective options to use as a business or even for personal uses.


MDS Cargo has been a frontrunner in offering reliable air freight from the EU and UK to Nigeria and Ghana, among several other African countries. You’ll find that we offer some of the most competitive rates and versatile options for our commercial and individual clients. Whether you're sending out products or you'd like to send a gift to a friend or family member, you can count on us for our air freights to Africa. Reach out to us to know more, or get a quote today!

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 12:30

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