GLC's Air Freight Services

GLC Air Freight Services

When your cargo needs to move quickly and with accuracy, Air Freight is the preferred mode of transportation. Global Logistical Connection’s vast network provides far-reaching coverage of all significant airports allowing for flexible routing, visibility, and secure end-to-end service. GLC’s Air Freight specialist team will provide customized solutions to maximize efficiency and ensure your goods’ on-time delivery regardless of the commodity.

What are the advantages of shipping cargo via Air Freight?

Deliver to anywhere in the world 

With airports in nearly every corner of the world, air freight can transport your goods across the globe in one or two days. If you select GLC as your air freight forwarder, you will have access to a network of global partners who can import and export your goods via airfreight regardless of origin or destination.

Reliability of your goods arriving on-time

If you are looking for fast and reliable service, airfreight is your solution. Preferred for shippers who have time-sensitive or emergency shipments air service provides speed to market when you need it most. Air transport can also include temperature-controlled service used for cargo such as perishables, flowers, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals

A Profitable Solution 

Air service can offer a cost-effective solution when time is of the essence. Services such as hand-courier and next flight out, can deliver essential components intact and on time, keeping costly manufacturing processes running smoothly.

Your cargo secured from airport to airport 

The risk of theft or damage to your cargo is always there, but with international air freight, the receiving and delivery of your goods are highly secured. The cargo area at airports is monitored 24-7, and less transit time means less opportunity for theft.

Track your air shipments with GLC 

Our Web tracker tool will help you to follow the route of your cargo in real-time, from destination to arrival, as peace of mind.

Cost of packaging 

Because cargo is shipped in very lightweight packaging, there is a reduced need for packing materials and containers.

Air Freight Services

· Time Critical

· Next Flight Out (NFO)

· Priority

· Hand Courier

· Charter Service

· Overweight

· Hazmat

· All-Risk Full Coverage Insurance

As experts in air freight forwarders, GLC provides you with an efficient and on-time service to transport your goods by air, whether it is in a national or international airport. We also offer Customs Brokerage services, warehousing and distribution, supply chain consulting, and more.

FAQ’s About Air Freight Services

What is the maximum length for air cargo?

The standard dimensions for air freight cargo are 96 inches for the length, and 125 inches for the width. For any longer or wider loads, it would be considered oversized and may require special services such as an air charter.

What is chargeable weight?

When shipping air freight you will often see both chargeable and actual weight listed on your documents. Actual weight is the gross weight of the goods, but as important is the volumetric weight (Dim Weight). When shipping via air, carriers will use the greater of the gross or volumetric weight as the chargeable weight.

Do you offer insurance?

Yes, GLC offers All-Risk Cargo insurance that ensures your goods are protected from origin to destination.

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Air Freight News

Customs Q&A of the Month: What are the latest imposed export controls on Russia?

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released the following guidelines, “In response to the Russian Federation’s (Russia’s) invasion of Ukraine, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has taken swift and severe action to impose stringent export controls on Russia. These restrictions have also been applied to Belarus in response to its substantial enabling of Russia’s invasion. The actions taken by BIS build on existing … Read More

New Incentives for Farmers Exporting from West Coast

Amongst rising shipping inflation costs, the USDA is placing incentives for Farmers in the United States to export their agricultural shipments when using the Port of Oakland or Nothwest Seapport Alliance, to rouse dropping export volumes in the US.  For every container of farm goods or general agriculture commodities, all agriculture shippers will be given $200. For any said shippers using refrigerated containers, they will … Read More

Biden Administration Pushes for Inflation Reform in Shipping

Change is coming! The Biden Administration is cracking down on consumer price inflation for shipping costs, which has hit a 40-year-high, by calling for change, accountability, and investigations. President Joe Biden recently held a speech at the Port of Los Angeles and called out and issued a warning last Friday to the top nine ocean carriers, citing “The rip-off is over”. The Biden Administration is … Read More

GLC Mexico is Now Open!

GLC Mexico is now open! GLC has recently established a new office in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the first office in Mexico for GLC, however, this exciting step has expanded their global footprint to now three countries, including the United States and Colombia.  Guadalajara, the capital city of Jalisco, is one of Mexico’s largest metropolises, is a significant economic hub, and is considered one of … Read More

Los Angeles Port holding strong among Shanghai lockdowns

The Port of Los Angeles, as of May 6th is still holding firm, not showing any reported impacts from the COVID-19 lockdowns in Shanghai, China. According to Director Gene Seroka, There has been “no dramatic change” in the number of vessels leaving China, as vessel numbers bound for the San Pedro Bay remain “pretty consistent,” Seroka said. The number of ships departing Asia on Friday … Read More

Meet the Employees of the First Quarter of 2022

Arantxa Símbala Ibarra| Import Coordinator | GLC-Inc Ecuadorian, Arantxa joined GLC in July of 2021 as part of our internship program. Prior to GLC, she worked for an Ecuadorian Import company. She was responsible for importing premium brand products such as wines, groceries, chocolates, and snacks from Europe, America, and Asia. As an Import Coordinator in our Chicago Office, she loves incorporating her experience as … Read More

In the Midst of Chaos: United Airlines Emerging Stronger

In the midst of the chaos of COVID-19, and all the shutdowns and supply chain woes, United Airlines made a stellar performance in the first quarter of 2022. CEO Scott Kirby reported on his LinkedIn“ United is exiting the tunnel”, after 2 years of cutbacks and losses stemming from the pandemic.  It is reported that Sales from United improved 119%, from pre-pandemic levels, 26% better … Read More

New CBP Updates: Reinstatement of Certain China Exclusions

At the end of March 2022, the office of the United States Trade Representative announced the reinstatement of certain exclusions from China section 301 tariffs.  This new product exclusions fall under HTSUS classification 9903.88.67, according to the aforementioned office. These said Section 301 China tariff exclusions were previously expired on Dec 21, 2020, and reinstated until December 31, 2022. These exclusions apply to roughly 500 … Read More

What is the Government Confidentiality Request Portal?

Customs Q&A of the Month: What is the Government Confidentiality Request Portal? with Licensed Customs Broker, Jessica Parks Did you know that information and data appearing on outward and inward manifests can be disclosed to interested members of the public? Information that is currently available to the public: • Consignee´s Name and Address • Shipper´s Name and Address • Notify Party Name and Address • … Read More

The Future of International Air Cargo Services

What are international cargo services?  Simply, international cargo refers to any goods being transported through an air carrier. Airfreight, as most call it is arguably the most valuable form of transport due to its nature. Freight transported by an air carrier is the fastest mode of transportation for international freight, and domestic freight if moving across large areas. Due to its fast nature, it’s critical … Read More

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