Question: What are the 4 main types of cargo carried by air?

What is known as air cargo?

Air Freight, also known as air cargo, is the mode of transport used to transport cargo swiftly by air. Airfreight is the most valuable form of transport when shipping or transporting goods in the fastest time around the globe. Air cargo is shipped through the same gateway as the passenger or commercial airlines.

How much do airlines charge for cargo?

Currently, air cargo rates range from $4.00-$8.00 per kilogram.

Whats difference between cargo and freight?

The main difference between the usage of the words freight and cargo is that any fees charged by the transport carrier are often called freight charges. Cargo is typically goods carried by larger vehicles, such as large cargo ships and planes, whereas freight is typically goods carried by smaller vehicles like trucks.

What is the difference between freight and cargo?

So, traditionally speaking, freight is products or goods moved overland via truck or train, whereas cargo refers to goods moved overseas via ocean carriers or through air providers.

How is air shipping cost calculated?

For air shipments, the cost is calculated by multiplying the rate (provided per kg/lbs) for the “chargeable weight”, which is calculated based on the weight or volume of goods.

What is the difference between freight and cargo insurance?

Freight insurance protects the freight forwarder or carrier. Meanwhile, cargo insurance is designed to protect the sender of the goods (e.g. manufacturers, sellers).

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