Air Cargo vs Sea Cargo
Generally, we have quite a few options for international Shipping. We linger in making the correct choice to settle on the type of transport option we wish to use; either air cargo or sea cargo. It is with every user of the service, be it individual or business, but is it vital to choose one (air cargo or sea cargo) while sending goods. Here, we discuss some key factors one should ponder on to make this decision.
The core of your decision will stand on two major aspects: Speed and Cost. Let’s see a comparison of all two in the context of air cargo and sea cargo.
To start with:
Air cargo (Speed)
You’re looking to send cargo and want it to reach at the destination safely and within the time, and you’re ready to spend a touch high, then air cargo is a suitable option to choose.
Sea Cargo (Speed)
If your cargo is not time bound, and you’re looking to save money, then sending cargo by sea is recommended. But you need to make sure smaller quantity cargo is not worth transferring via ocean freight, for it doesn’t impact the price, with almost equal cost.
Air Cargo (Cost)
Airlines and Air freight forwarder charges are based on either the size or the actual weight of the consignment. They consider the higher side of the two as chargeable weight.
Sea Cargo (Cost)
Sea liners or Sea freight consolidator determines prices as per standard containers (20′ & 40′). For partial container or LCL (less than a container load) the cost is dependent more on CBM (cubic meter) factor.
Certainly, bulky shipments are often cost less by sea cargo, however, as the weights get smaller, the gap between the rates shrinks and on many occasions air freight proves to be less expensive.
In general, both, air freight and sea freight will attract the mandatory destination customs charges. And the price of sea cargo is cheaper than of air cargo. However, the destination warehouse fee at seaports is manifold expensive than those of airports.
Get in Touch with Regal Cargo
Irrespective of your choice; sea or air, you can get in touch with our team of expert at 020 3289 7868 they are an experience lot from the industry and will work closely throughout your cargo journey.