Air freight is the often regarded as the ideal choice for some small volumetric and urgent consignments, though the transportation charges by air can be generally higher than by road or by sea. In the shipments from China to Australia nowadays, air freight is developing in high speed and takes up a very big part. How to effectively handle air freight from China to Australia is therefore an issue that deserves further discussion. Here are several suggestions for your reference.
Before the delivery of your China air freight to Australia, you should make sure the following preparations have been made carefully. The package of your shipments is chosen largely according to the dimensions and weights of your goods. After you have made clear the specifications of your cargos, you can then choose the package materials, say, cardboard boxes, trunks, or wooden boxes. In general, most airplanes can load pallets with a maximum height of 160 cms. If your cargos exceed 160 cm, you’d better consider shipping it with a freighter, a plane that is only used to transport freight. Besides, for some perishable or brittle consignments, it is necessary to prepare them special materials.
Besides, make the shipping cost as one of the top concerned issues. You should reduce your shipping cost to the most in the premise that the cargo delivered safely and timely. Often there are unnecessary layers or inserts used in product packaging that will significantly add the total weight of your cargo. Make adjustments for your goods so that there won’t be any waste of space. When necessary, it’s a good choice to find a local and experienced freight forwarder to design the best shipping solutions and avoid unnecessary charges.
In addition, you should also take the import and export customs clearance into consideration. When you ship from China to Australia, a lot of documents for transportation are required, including the forwarding order, proforma invoice, packing list, verification sheet, declaration certificate of entrustment, packing list, air waybill, letter of introduction of consignee, customs declaration manifest, etc.
On the other hand, no matter you are the importer or the exporter, you should make clear your own
responsibilities in the whole process. Who takes the obligations for loading and unloading the goods at the airport of departure and at the destination? Who deliver the goods to and from airports? These problems should be paid enough attention. To get familiar with the frequently used trade terms and laws is also needed. Before concluding a trade contract, take care of the trade terms and your responsibilities.
Since the air freight from China to Australia is not a short distance and the shipment may be affected by a lot of factors, say, the political situations and whether, it is therefore necessary to insure for your goods. If the insurance is to be borne by you after shipment, the choice of insurance can differ according to the types of your goods, the weather as well as your duty in the trade, the buyer or the seller. Anyway, if you are not experienced enough, you’d better consult a freight forwarder or a professional insurance company.