Air freight is one of the most popular services we offer, due to its quick turnaround time, 24/7 tracking and flexibility with package sizes. Customers tend to choose this shipping method various ocean. Although this option is a little more costly then ocean freight but the service you receive in return is worth every penny.
There aren’t any restrictions on the type of packaging you use, you can use boxes, suitcases, or load on a pallet. You can even ship cars, live animals, or furniture.
Air freight is charged based on actual weight and volume weight, whichever is higher.
For example if you ship a large box which is full of feathers, you will be charged on the volume of the box rather than the actual weight of it.
Volume weight is calculated based on the length, width, and height of the item; (L x W x H) / 366.
Our shipping specialist will be more than happy to assist you in the calculation.
Please also note that most airlines have a minimum charge of 45kg, you are allowed to ship less than 45kg but you will be charged for 45kg.
It is important that you ensure that you items are properly packed for ordinary care and handling. If you need help you can take advantage of our first class packaging services.
It is actually a quite easy process, you can drop off your packages to our store or warehouse or we can pickup from your front door.
Once we receive the packages we will weigh and measure every item in order to calculate the volume weight and actual weights. Once we complete a very simple form your shipment will be booked on the next flight out. At this point you can begin tracking your shipment online.
Your packages are then properly labeled and delivered to the airlines for loading. You do have the option of having your packages shrink wrapped for additional protection.
Once it arrives its final destination an airline representative will contact the receiving party to inform them of the arrival of the shipment. Please take note that all items shipped must be cleared from customs, this process is relatively easy with air freight shipments but additional customs charges may apply if you are shipping commercial goods.
You also have the option of delivering to the receiver’s door but this will inquire additional charges.
In addition to those items that may not be carried by ocean freight, there are additional restrictions on air cargo for items that may endanger the aircraft or passengers’ health or safety, or cause property damage, the main categories being:
-Explosives: fireworks and firecrackers, etc.;
-Gases: such as compressed gas, dry ice, fire extinguisher, gas cartridge, etc.;
-Flammable liquid: e.g. gasoline, thinner, mucilage, perfume, etc.
-Flammable solid: e.g. titanium powder, rubber debris, dry white phosphorus, etc.
-Toxic and infectious items: pesticides, lithium batteries
-Corrosive items: e.g. batteries, alkaline battery electrolyte
-Oxidizers, organic peroxides, radioactive materials & corrosive items: e.g. chemical medicines, lab chemicals
-Powder, liquids, pastes, and other items with danger signs on their packaging
-Biochemical products and infectious materials of all kinds: e.g. bacillus anthracis, dangerous pathogens, medical waste
Other restrictions may apply due to national laws and regulations of specific airlines. Don’t hesitate contacting us if you have a specific item to inquire about.
Commercial shippers have the benefit of working with an experienced and flexible staff member here at MEA Pack & Ship. We understand the sensitivity of your needs and will work with you to find the best and most cost-efficient solution for you. We strive to be the trusted partner you count on every day. With our high level of experience and knowledge in the industry we can accommodate almost any SPECIAL request you have. From preparing your cargo to preparing your paperwork we have you covered.
Our packing specialists have the ability to build custom boxes to fit your merchandise or build a wooden crate for the more fragile goods. While our shipping specialists have the ability to help you prepare your commercial invoices and packing lists, as well as a certificate of origin if needed.
Don’t hesitate contacting us with any questions. We look forward to working with you.
Personal shippers now have the ability to travel light and save money! Passenger airlines charge excessive fees for additional luggage therefore shipping your luggage through our cargo airlines can save you more than 50%. This is a very convenient and easy alternative. It is also a wonderful option for sending gifts to your loved ones.
Other carriers overcharge for personal effects while we offer you the same rate as our commercial customers, don’t pay extra for the same service.
If you’re not sure if air freight is right for you or have additional questions please feel free contacting us, one of our shipping specialist will be happy to answer all your questions and see if this method suits your needs.
MEA Pack & Ship has worked with many patients who have traveled to the United States for medical treatment. Specifically patients traveling from the Middle East (Kuwait, Qatar, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Dubai .. etc,).
Our shipping specialist are here to help you, we provide shipping services for your medical equipment, medications, and personal effects.
All your items can be picked up from your front door, all you have to do is give us a call. You don’t even have to pack your items, we can pack them for you.
If you travel back home for a visit you shouldn’t worry about going low on your medications. We can forward all your medications to you. It’s quick and easy.
We understand the sensitivity of your situation and strive to make your shipment as easy and flexible as possible.
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