When you have an important package that you need delivered, or an important client who needs something as soon as possible, you have many choices. If the goods are local, then you might pick them up yourself. If they are replaceable and not too large or expensive, a standard expedited shipping method might be good enough. For expensive, large, or difficult-to-replace packages that need to travel over large distances or across oceans, however, your options are fewer. In these cases, shipping packages by air is the best option.
Historically, shipping a package over a long distance or over the ocean was done on ships. While this is still an option for many goods, the travel times by boat for most merchandise can run from several weeks to months. This means that waterways are simply not a competitive option when you need to ship something on a tight time frame. Similarly, long-distance trucking can take several days and is only an option within countries or near borders, and is thus not useful for overseas shipping.
Boats also have the disadvantage of carrying thousands of shipping containers at a time. If your package were shipped by boat, not only would it take months to reach its destination, but it may also be lost in transit or, since there are thousands of containers, lost in a shipping yard due to a lack of individual attention.
For these reasons, shipping your large package by air freight is always a competitive option. When you contract the shipment of a large package to an air courier, you can be assured of a few things. First, you will know that your package will receive immediate priority so that it will reach the destination in a timely fashion. Second, you can feel certain that it will receive direct attention and will never be lost in transit, because the company will work with you directly to ensure satisfactory delivery.
Speed You Can Count On
Air shipping companies understand that sometimes large items can be extremely valuable and difficult to move, due to their unique nature. Quality companies with expertly trained employees will be able to work with you to ship anything, ranging from a rare work of art to a heavy piece of robotic machinery. In addition, these shipping companies will be able to offer you the absolute fastest transit method available for your package.
These companies will be able to offer you a quote based on the size and weight of your item, and if you contract their services they can schedule a pick-up so that it fits your schedule. With the booking made, you will have peace of mind knowing that your item can now be shipped to virtually anywhere in the world in very little time at all.
With the advantages of speed, individualised attention, and competitive costs, the choice is clear when it comes to shipping large items over long distances—air courier services are ideal!