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Moving Overseas by Air Freight

Published by Chris Townsend

Moving Overseas by Air Freight

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When moving, most people look at their belongings as fitting in one of several categories. Some items can be shipped ahead, some items must travel with them, and others can be left behind. For those items that must arrive quickly or on a deadline, air freight can be a great choice.

While convenient and fast, air freight is generally only used for lightweight items or those that require special handling. The cost of air freight is determined by whichever measure is higher - chargeable weight (a measure of volume) or actual weight. The formula for calculating chargeable weight can be tricky for most people but working with international movers will make it a breeze.

Here is how you calculate your chargeable weight. For each package, you will multiply the LxWxH. This gives you the cubic inches of your package. Then, you will divide this result by 366 to get the chargeable weight in kilograms. You will need to apply this formula for each individual box and the total of all boxes will be your chargeable weight.

If you need to move something internationally, you'll want to use a reputable international moving company. At Three Movers, we're experts in international moving and can help make your move as smooth as possible.

We offer a variety of services, including container load shipping, sea freight overseas shipping, air freight shipping and more. We also provide customs clearance and freight forwarder to ensure that your shipment arrives at its destination quickly and safely.

Plus, we offer door-to-door international relocations for easy convenience. So whether you're moving across the globe or just across town, we can help get your belongings where they need to go. Contact us today for a free estimate on your international move!

At Three Movers, we're proud to be one of the top-rated international air freight movers in the industry. We offer a variety of services to make your move as smooth as possible, and we're always here to help with any questions you may have. Contact us today for a free estimate on your international move!

So whether you're moving across town or across the globe, we can help get your belongings where they need to go. Contact us today for a free estimate on your international move!

Here are some of the rules you must follow for air freight.

  • Packages for air freight cannot weigh more than 100 lbs.
  • The LxWxH for each package cannot exceed 90 inches.
  • Do not pack fluids with your cargo.
  • No perishable or hazardous materials may be included.
  • Detailed inventory is required for each box.
  • You must include contact information on each individual box.
  • Any airline seals applied to your goods must remain intact until they arrive for inspection.

For your next overseas move, land and ocean freight can take weeks. Air freight is significantly faster, taking a week at the most, and even faster if you fly with it.

Air freight is not always a perfect solution, but there are things you can do to prepare your shipment to arrive safely. At the individual box level, you should pack your items with care, not overstuffing your boxes or leaving fragile items unwrapped. Many air freight service shipments are secured on pallets, but a pallet can only do so much. How you pack your items into your individual boxes is the best indicator of success or failure.

Other air freight items are packed into Corrugated Fiberboard Boxes, or CFBs. These heavy-duty cartons are designed to withstand weight and abuse as long as they remain dry. Wood crates are another popular option.

Three Movers

Shipping your household goods by air freight is fast and convenient, but the process itself can be complicated. Working with an overseas moving company like Three Movers will make it easy. From calculating your chargeable weight to ensuring that your pallets are stacked correctly, our moving experts can do all the heavy lifting. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation moving price quote.

moving overseas by air freight

Chris Townsend is a moving professional and relocation expert that has more than 10 years of experience in the moving industry. With a background that includes working in virtually every aspect of the company, he has distinguished himself as an integral part of our operations with expertise in all things related to moving. Chris has a keen eye for detail and brings intelligence and passion to every project he’s involved with.

While getting his degree in communications from Santa Clara University, Chris started out with the company working in the field as part of our team of professional moving associates. Following graduation, he was promoted to our main office, where he has thrived in a role that involves increasing responsibility and requires him to wear many different hats. Some days, you may find him answering the phone and providing moving estimates, others he may be writing for our moving blog, and another day he may be coordinating a large corporate moving job or helping us with our marketing efforts. Chris has authored many of our in-depth moving guides, as well as provided our clients with information and advice to handle the complexities of their upcoming moving plans. Simply put, there’s nothing he can’t do and we wouldn’t be where we are today without him.

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