Air Freight Strategy & Research

The demand for air freight is limited by cost, typically priced 4–5 times that of road transport and 12–16 times that of sea transport. Air freight rates generally range from Rs.109.35–Rs.328.05 per kilogram, while the value of air cargo typically exceeds Rs.291.06 per kilogram. Commodities shipped by air thus have high values per unit or are very time-sensitive, such as documents, pharmaceuticals, fashion garments, production samples, electronics consumer goods, and perishable agricultural and seafood products. They also include some inputs to meet just-in-time production and emergency shipments of spare parts.

Demand for air freight exports has been limited from landlocked developing countries because most enterprises ship small volumes of low value goods. The main exports shipped by air from developing countries are cut flowers, electronic parts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Imports by air typically include high value consumer goods. However, without a significant outbound flow, the inbound air freight rates are higher — reducing the types and quantities of goods transported by air.

Gaining competitive advantage

The use of air freight can create competitive advantages. For example, producers will agree to shorter order times if shipments possibly experiencing delays in production or cargo clearance can be shipped by air. Similarly, manufacturers of garments, electronics, and other goods will compete for larger orders by shipping the large initial order using ocean freight and then using air freight to replenish inventories if demand is greater than expected.

The managers and crews of Shiftingwala have 25 years of experience since 1996 in their fields of occupation. We are a full service relocation company meaning we can relocate anyone, be it a student’s studio in city or a 100 employee company office.

Globalisation is having a major impact on the car transport business. Customers no longer need just one individual service, but instead want all logistics services with a single order, says M. Kumar, head of transportation at Shiftingwala.

The transport sector presents contentious issues with respect to sustainable development, particularly regarding the use of private motorised vehicles in urban areas. Vublic transport (VT) together with cycling and walking are generally agreed to be sustainable alternatives to private car use.

Project Informations

  • Project Title: Air Freight Strategy & Research
  • Client: Anamika Goyal
  • Date: 18 November 2016
  • Project Value: Rs. 9,00,000
  • Category: Air Cargo Service
  • Status : Completed
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