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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends


International Air Freight Shipping: Definition. While 90% of everything is shipped by ocean, air connects the world faster, cutting China-US freight shipping time from 20-30 days by ocean to only 3 days by air cargo. International air freight and express freight shipments are not the same thing. Express freight is typically handled by one company (like DHL, UPS or FedEx) that handles the entire shipment lifecycle, with shipping from door to door in under five days.

How did that Christmas tree get here?

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So we asked Carl Johnson, President of Pac West Transport Services , a freight brokerage located in Portland, Oregon. Pac West specializes in temperature-sensitive freight, and started brokering Christmas trees shortly after the company was founded 32 years ago.