Domestic and International Air Freight Forwarders
Looking for a reliable, hassle-free air freight forwarding company?
PFC is proud to provide international air freight forwarding services to companies looking to ship air cargo all over the world. While we’re based in Los Angeles, we’ve shipped across the globe for more than 40 years, serving as the broker of choice for clients such as the U.S. State Department, the California University of Technology, and Paramount Pictures.
No matter your freight forwarding needs, we can help. Get a free quote on your shipping needs today!
We take pride in catering to a broad range of clientele throughout the country with our warehousing services, which are comprehensive, reliable, and flexible – qualities that are essential to help businesses in this market. Our experienced experts design a supply chain flowchart tailored to meet your business and logistic needs, which focuses on not only increasing efficiency but cutting down costs. With our vast network of warehouses and distribution centers spread throughout the country, it becomes much easier to cater to an audience in a record response time, which is the key factor in winning the hearts of the customer and having an edge over the competitors.
What is Air Freight Forwarding?
Airfreight forwarding is vital to importing and exporting goods around the world.
Say you want to ship your cargo by air to another country. The process isn’t as simple as putting it on a plane and sending it on its way. Importing and exporting goods across borders requires a deep knowledge of regulations, paperwork, and logistics to get right. Ensuring that your shipment is properly handled, stored, and received is also no easy task.
That’s where air freight forwarders come in. Companies like Packair specialize in storing and shipping cargo by air or other means of transportation on behalf of their clients. We handle all the tracking, transportation, paperwork, warehousing, booking, insurance, and other complicated parts of the shipping process so you don’t have to. Through our deep partnerships with various carriers, we balance speed, cost, reliability, and your needs to find the best possible shipping method for your business.
Freight forwarding companies may go by a variety of different names. Some may refer to themselves as forwarding agents, non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC), or simple forwarders. All of these companies serve a similar purpose: to arrange the transportation of your cargo.
When you work with a freight forwarder like PFC, you get absolute peace of mind that your shipping needs will be comprehensively met. When it comes to importing and exporting all around the world, we’re the experts!
A team of logistic experts are always available to help you with any queries you might have, or if you want to consult in length your logistic requirements. We would study your requirements and provide you with a quote that would not only suit your budget but would also save you a considerable amount of money in the long term. Our company has through years of experience in this industry has been able to create a network of associates across the length and breadth of the country, with our own logistic centers spread throughout the country, which helps us to provide safe, reliable, economical, and customized logistic solutions to our clients and partners.
Why Use an Air Freight Company?
People use freight forwarding services for peace of mind. Freight forwarders take on all of the headaches and complexities of the import/export process, allowing their clients to operate their businesses reliably, consistently, and efficiently. Some larger companies do have in-house resources totally devoted to navigating the world of shipping around the world, but for companies who don’t, freight forwarding is a necessary and valuable service.
Where does the client’s job end and the freight forwarder’s job begin? It depends on the cargo. If necessary, many freight forwarding companies will offer a “dock to door” service upon request. This full-service approach entails filing all documentation for export and contracting and managing carriers, as well as the more mundane tasks of packing, crating, and storing the cargo. Freight forwarders also hold insurance policies that are designed for international shipping, meaning their clients do not have to shell out for this kind of protection. This type of service can be a lifesaver for small-to-medium exporters who may not have the resources to keep up with all of the logistics associated with importing and exporting by air.
With that in mind: is freight forwarding worth it? For most small and medium-sized companies, the answer is wholeheartedly yes. Freight forwarding is what makes importing and exporting possible, as it enables these companies to navigate the complex world of international shipping in a relatively simple fashion. On top of that, many freight forwarding companies have already negotiated shipping discounts with their carriers. The slight premium a company may pay to hire a freight forwarding is usually far outweighed by the benefits of the forwarder’s years of experience and deep partnerships with all stakeholders in the shipping process.
What Does the Team at PFC Offer?
Our air freight team offers a wide variety of services customized to your needs. Often, these include:
- Priority air transport
- Export and import consolidated air and direct-to-consignee transport;
- Worldwide charter and special transport;
- Door-to-airport delivery;
- Door-to-door delivery excluding duties/taxes (DDU);
- Door-to-door delivery including duties/taxes (DDP);
- Access to licensed and experienced in-house customs brokers for your import needs;
- Access to an extensive international freight forwarding network, with full A-Z services from origin to destination;
- Cargo insurance arrangements (with some restrictions based on item);
- Warehousing, distribution, fulfillment, cross-border e-commerce, and delivery services;
- Special air freight rates for bulk movements;
- Access to ocean and ground freight services tailored to your shipping needs.
No matter what you need to ship, the Packair team can help.
Alternatives to Air Freight Forwarding
PFC’s services are not limited to air forwarding! We’ve provided a variety of shipping services for the past four decades, including: