International Shipping Tips and Guidelines for Air Freight

general 8 February 2018

There's an apparent growth of sales trade both for small and large industries as more consumers are taking part in the e-commerce market. This holds especially true for businesses who want to expand their brand globally, which requires ship or air freight to get their products on international borders.

As the Brexit deadline looms, it's understandable that some organisations who are involved in the trading industry are concerned with the final outcome of the UK market but it's important to note that most companies are transitioning their business frameworks to comply with the changes that will be caused by Brexit. Our worldwide department, for example, already has a multi-freight infrastructure and electronic interfaces equipped to deal with the additional Trade Tariffs, Transit Documentation and Customs Requirements that come with trading outside of the EU, so you don't have to worry about our level of preparedness for Brexit.

With this out of the way, here are more guidelines you have to consider when you're shipping internationally.

  • Plan ahead.

Managing your goods and planning ahead prevent you from incurring additional costs that you may encounter from poor preparation. Consider the factors that may affect your booking and shipping schedules, such as holidays and customs laws.

  • Air freight is good for emergencies

Using air freight as a logistics option can help when you're dealing with an emergency, especially if the goods are of high value or are urgently required. Unlike before, transporting goods through air cargo is significantly more affordable as supply exceeds demand on specific routes.

  • Communicate openly with your international logistics company.

Here at AKW Global Logistics, we want to take away the hurdle of worrying about your shipping options so we give professional advice taken from our years of knowledge and expertise in international shipping and give you the best solution to get your goods on other countries. Communicating what you need can help us utilise our best shipping practices to save you time and money.


AKW Global Logistics provide reliability, professionalism and expertise in all areas of international logistics and we are more than prepared for a post Brexit market. If you wish to know more of our services, don't hesitate to contact us on 0161 873 2033 or email us at [email protected].

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