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What are the Benefits of Air Freight Shipping?

Since 1998, Offshore Express has taken pride in providing the highest level of white-glove delivery to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. We believe that shipping shouldn’t be a hassle. Our team works tirelessly to ensure a swift and safe arrival of all products, and takes pride in delivering where most companies won’t. Air freight shipping is one of the best ways to make sure your goods are delivered without any delay, hangups, or hassle – especially in those hard to reach destinations. 

Air Freight vs. Sea Shipping 

Shipping your items via air freight is hands down the swiftest and most reliable way to transport your goods to their final destination.

Modern day cargo ships have been used to transport products internationally since 1951. They changed the way we buy, sell, and ship goods for the better. However, since the early 2000’s e-commerce boom, online transitions are up 800% and have become a part of daily life for over 82% of the world population. Taking into account the exponential increase of demand for products, and with overnight shipping becoming more of an expected standard rather than a luxury, it’s important to choose a competitive shipping method that ensures a swift arrival. 

Although air freight rates tend to cost more than sea shipping, the benefits far outweigh the minimal savings. 

Time Efficiency 

On average, our air freight takes approximately 2-7 days while sea shipping with Offshore Express can take anywhere from 14-18 days (the industry average for other shipping companies is anywhere from 20-45 days by sea). When choosing a shipping company and method, it’s essential to take into account the urgency in which your goods need to be delivered, as well as the opportunity cost of an unforeseeable delay by sea.

At Offshore Express, we offer both air and sea shipping to accommodate any and all products, timelines and budgets. We even offer overnight air freight services! Click here to learn more about our white-glove delivery services and locations. 

Assured Express Delivery 

Whether you’re shipping by air or sea with Offshore Express, we do everything in our power to make sure your items arrive on time. The one thing we can’t control is Mother Nature. When storms or severe weather strike, cargo ship captains must resort to alternate routes for the safety of the crew, and their cargo. This can cause delays in delivery ranging from days to weeks depending on the severity of the storm. When you choose air freight to ship your goods, the risk of delay is minimal since flights only take a few hours as opposed to weeks. 

How to Choose the Right Air Freight Carrier

Just as you would do your research when choosing a lawyer, doctor, or specialist, it is equally as important to do a background check on your freight logistics partner. Here are some important points to consider when choosing a carrier: 

  • Years in business 
  • Proven track record of successful deliveries 
  • Licenses and certifications 
  • Transparent pricing 
  • Responsive customer service 

For nearly 25 years, Offshore Express has strived for excellence in every aspect of business. We have completed thousands of successful deliveries with white-glove service and expedited delivery at extremely competitive prices. Your satisfaction is our highest priority. We offer around-the-clock customer service and tracking so you can rest assured whether your items are shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, or Puerto Rico, they’ll arrive in pristine condition in record time. 

Have more questions? Visit our website and check out our shipping services FAQ page, or click here for a custom quote! By air or by sea, Offshore Express is here for you every step of the way. 

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