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With Cargo Shipping Networks you are able to post one request and receive many air cargo quotes at the click of a button. Our air cargo quotes calculator can provides you with multiple air cargo quotes. There is no obligation and you are free to choose which air freight company you wish to ship with. Since Air Cargo can be used for a variety of shipmens from large container shipping, FCL, LCL to the smallest package, parcel or just document shipment.You are always sure you get with us the best air cargo rates.

Air cargo is used many times in combination with express shipping, courier services, door to door, parcels and packages as well as excess baggage.

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To get yourself going with Air Cargo you should get yourself familiarized with the air freight glossary The following is a short list of relevant terms:

Glossary of Air Cargo Terms
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Actual Weight The actual scale weight of a shipment. See also Dimensional Weight or Chargeable Weight.
Air Waybill The contract between shipper and carrier covering national international and domestic transportation of cargo to a specified destination. The air waybill may also be referred to as the source document.
Availability Time The earliest possible time when a shipment is available to be picked up.
Booking Advance arrangements made for a specific shipment, similar to a reservation.
Bulk Shipment A shipment of loose boxes.
Cargo Terminal The building where airlines accepts, transfers and releases cargo. Priority Parcel Service (PPS) shipments are accepted for drop off at various Air Cargo Facilities, as well as in other airport locations, depending on the city. For information on a specific city, click on the Facilities icon at the top of this page. International PPS shipments are always picked up at the final destination's Air Cargo Terminal.
Chargeable Weight Charges based on the greater of scale weight or the dimensional weight. See also Actual Weight or Dimensional Weight.
Cold-blooded Animals Includes all fish, shellfish, insects, reptiles and amphibians.
Collect When the consignee is responsible for shipping and other charges.
Connection City An intermediate city that is needed in order to complete the routing of a shipment from origin to destination.
Connection Time The minimum amount of time it takes cargo to transit through a connecting city.
Consignee The person or company receiving the shipment at the destination city.

Container Shipment (a.k.a. Containerized Shipment, ULD Shipment) Multiple piece shipments that are consolidated into large, airline owned containers or smaller, shipper owned containers to form a single, easily handled unit.
Cutoff Time The latest time a shipment can be tendered in order to travel on a specific flight. The cutoff time is calculated by counting back from flight departure time.
Dangerous Goods

Dangerous Goods (also referred to as hazardous materials or restricted articles), are described as articles or substances that are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air. The following are some examples of dangerous goods that must be declared at time of booking:

  • Oil-based paint and thinners (flammable liquids)
  • Industrial solvents
  • Insecticides, garden chemicals (fertilizers, poisons)
  • Lithium Batteries (not in cameras)
  • Magnetized materials
  • Machinery (chain saws, outboard engines containing fuel)
  • Fuel for camp stoves, lanterns, torches or heating elements
  • Automobile batteries
  • Infectious substances
  • Any compound, liquid or gas that has toxic characteristics
  • Bleach
  • Flammable adhesives
  • Perfume
  • Alcohol
Refer to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual for more examples and information.
Declared Value The value of goods declared by the shipper for the purposes of determining charges of or establishing the limit of the carrier's liability for loss, damage, or delay. Valuation charges will be assessed to shippers who declare a value of goods higher than the value of the carrier's limits of liability.

Dedicated PPS Facility A stand-alone facility or designated area within the Airport Passenger Terminal where PPS shipments are dropped off or picked up.
Destination The ultimate city and/or airport where a shipment is going.
Dimensional Weight The space or volume of a shipment. Determined by multiplying the length by the width by the height and dividing the sum by 194 for domestic shipments or by 166 for international shipments. See also Actual Weight or Chargeable Weight.
Domestic Refers to shipping within the 50 United States and, when applicable, includes the US Territories of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix.
Gateway The last city within a country that a shipment departs when going to an international destination. For example, a shipment that travels from Denver, Colorado to Chicago, Illinois to Paris, France would list Chicago, Illinois as the "Gateway".

Global Priority Shipping Center (GPSC) A stand-alone facility where PPS shipments are dropped off or picked up. Also referred to as a Dedicated PPS Facility.
Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials (also referred to as dangerous goods or restricted articles), are described as articles or substances that are capable of posing a significant risk to health, safety or property when transported by air. The following are examples of dangerous goods that must be declared at time of booking:

  • Oil-based paint and thinners (flammable liquids)
  • Industrial solvents
  • Insecticides, garden chemicals (fertilizers, poisons)
  • Lithium Batteries (not in cameras)
  • Magnetized materials
  • Machinery (chain saws, outboard engines containing fuel)
  • Fuel for camp stoves, lanterns, torches or heating elements
  • Automobile batteries
  • Infectious substances
  • Any compound, liquid or gas that has toxic characteristics
  • Bleach
  • Flammable adhesives
  • Perfume
  • Alcohol
Refer to the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual for more examples and information.
IATA Number A number associated with a forwarder or broker who has been approved and is recognized by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to receive cargo, issue air waybills and other documents for carriers and collect charges for air shipments.
International All locations outside of the Domestic definition.

Kennel A structure approved for the use of transporting animals.
Known or Unknown Shipper A shipping security status. Details are in the Security Measures section of the Shipping Instructions. Also referred to as Frequent or Infrequent Shipper.
Loose Shipment A shipment that is tendered as individual boxes. Also referred to as a Bulk Shipment.
Mixed Charges When the shipping and other charges are split between the shipper and the receiver (consignee).
Origin The city and/or airport where the shipment begins its journey.
Packaging The material or method of packing a shipment that provides suitable protection during transit.
Prepaid When the shipper is responsible for payment of charges.
Priority Parcel Service (PPS) Air Cargo small package flight specific product.

Recovery The act of picking up a shipment at the destination.
Recovery Time The amount of time it takes to process a shipment and have it available for pick up after the flight arrives at the final destination.
Scale Weight The actual weight of a shipment.
Shipper The person or company who is sending the shipment.
Tender The act of dropping off a shipment at the origin.
Third Party When the person/company paying shipping and related charges is neither the shipper nor the consignee.
Tracking The act of receiving periodic updates on the progress of a shipment.
Unknown Shipper A shipper that does not have a PAL number and/or has not maintained the requirements as stated in the known shipper criteria.
Warm-blooded Animals Includes all mammals and birds.

Air cargo is eventually carried by the Airlines themselves. Here is a list of the major airline. You can also look for international cargo shipping companies.

Aer Lingus Cargo EI 053 Iberia IB 075
Aeroflot SU 555 Icelandair FI 108
Air Canada AC 014 Iran Air IR 096
Air China CA 999 Japan Air System JD 234
Air France AF 057 Japan Airlines JL 131
Air India AI 098 KLM Cargo KL 074
Air Jamaica JM 201 Korean Air KE 180
Air Malta KM 643 Kuwait Airways KU 229
Air Mauritius MK 239 LAN Chile LA 045
Air New Zealand NZ 086 Lauda Air NG 231
Air Niugini PX 656 LOT Polish Airlines LO 080
Air Seychelles HM 061 LTU LT 266
Alaska Airlines AS 027 Lufthansa Cargo AG LH 020
Alitalia AZ 055 Maersk Air Cargo DM 349
American Airlines AA 001 Mahan Air Cargo W5 537
ANA All Nippon Cargo NH 205 Malaysian Airline System MH 232
Ansett Australia Cargo AN 090 Malaysian Airline System
Arrow Air JW 404 Nippon Cargo Airlines KZ 933
Asiana Airlines OZ 988 Northwest Airlines NW 012
Austrian Airlines OS 257 Olympic Airways OA 050
Balkan Bulgarian Airlines LZ 196 Pakistan Int�?�?�?�´l Airlines PK 214
British Airways BA 125 Philippine Airlines PR 079
British Midland Airways BD 236 Qantas Airways QF 081
CAL Cargo Air Lines CH 700 Qatar Airways QR 157
Cameroon Airlines UY 604 Royal Air Maroc AT 147
Canadian Airlines Int�?�?�?�´l CP 018 Royal Brunei Airlines BI 672
Cargolux Airlines CV 172 SAS-Scandinavian Airlines System SK 117
Cathay Pacific Airways CX 160 Saudi Arabian Airlines SV 065
China Airlines CI 297 Singapore Airlines SQ 618
China Eastern Airlines MU 781 Sky West Airlines OO 302
China Southern Airlines CZ 784 South African Airways SA 083
Continental Airlines CO 005 SriLankan Cargo UL 603
Copa Airlines Cargo CM 230 Swiss LX 724
Cyprus Airways CY 048 TAAG-Angola Airlines DT 118
Czech Airlines OK 064 TAP Air Portugal 047 TP
Delta Air Lines DL 006 Thai Airways TG 217
DHL Aviation/DHL Airways ER 423 Trans Mediterranean Airways TL 270
Dragonair KA 043 Trans World Airlines TW 015
Egyptair MS 077 Transmile Air Services TH 539
EL AL LY 114 Turkish Airlines TK 235
Emery Worldwide EB Ukraine Int�?�?�?�´l Airlines PS 566
Emirates EK 176 United Airlines Cargo UA 016
Ethiopian Airlines ET 071 UPS Air Cargo UX 406
Eva Airways BR 695 USAirways US 037
Fedex FX 023 VARIG Brazilian Airlines RG 042
Finnair AY 105 Vietnam Airlines VN 738
Garuda Indonesia GA 126 Virgin Atlantic VS 932
Gulf Air GF 072
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