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Air Freight Explained: Calculating Costs and Price Trends


Speed – Think five days from a factory in China to a warehouse in the United States. Steve Jobs famously purchased the entire available air freight capacity along key Asia-US routes to ship the first iMac prior to holiday season. DHL Global Forwarding actually got started by taking ocean freight documents by air to expedite release along a new West Coast-Hawaii ocean line. However, this means that less than half of air freight capacity is being used.