Air freight is the quickest method of transportation, but it can also be the most expensive if your belongings are oversized or heavy. Air shipments are best suited for smaller, lightweight shipments, or shipments in which time is a greater factor than price. The transit time for air shipments depends on the frequency of flights to the destination, it can range anywhere from a couple days to a couple weeks. The cost of shipping by air depends upon several factors including the dimensions, weight, and destination of your shipment.
Air shipments to most destinations have minimum charges. It would not be economical to send very small parcels or mailing envelopes by this method. For these types of shipments, UPS™, FedEx™, DHL™, or USPS™ is a better option.
Trucking is an option for shipments throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Trucking costs are based on the weight of the shipments, and size can be a factor for very large or odd sized shipments. Rates vary depending upon the origin and destination, whether it is a commercial or residential delivery, whether the shipment is to a nearby agent or a door move, and the value of the shipment. Depending upon the type of shipment, we recommend crating the shipment before trucking to reduce the risk of damage in transit.
There are two methods of shipping by ocean: LCL (less-than-container load) and container shipping.