Important Things to Know When Moving with Air Cargo
21 August 2014
Every house removal has its specifics. It is not the same to load a truck or van, to move with your car, to ship or to use the air cargo. Surely the plane transport is not the easiest way to do things, it is not the cheapest either, but sometimes there are circumstances that are making its using inevitable. When a certain service is mentioned as expensive, it is very important to make things effective. You do not have to move all your stuff with air cargo, you can use combined method, but still planning has to be done in both situations.
The calculating of the transportation and the way of packing depends on specific and detailed information. That is why it is crucial prior to taking any other steps to make full and well made inventory of all the items that are about to be transported with the air cargo. Still when you think you have prepared everything, it is good to make one final review of what is about to be taken. Even at this stage you may change your mind and drop few more things, that will be left behind. This will only bring you positives. Remember that you do not have to take the whole house. There will be stores to buy things from at the location and that is for sure.
There are many companies in the business that are offering the air cargo services. Some of them are dealing with general destinations and then are using other carriers to finish the transportation. However this is a detail that should not bother you. The clients are interested of the total price and for the stuff to get to the final location.
It is very easy these days to get quotes by using the internet service and getting them from the website of the specific company or companies you are about to use. For this step of the planning it is important to have a scale to measure your luggage. Try to borrow one from the local post office in case you can not think of other place to take it from. When you are determining the dimension of the things you want to transport, be sure that you have taken in mind both weight and height.
The packing in case you will be doing it yourself have to be made according to the requirements and the rules of the company, you have chosen to use for this service. So before you take any actions, be sure that you have checked this aspect very well and are prepared for it.
Be very careful with fluids and with the liquids in general. Most of the companies will not accept it at all for the air cargo, and those which will take them will surely have very specific conditions on that.
It is usual to use the air cargo service for the first time. That is why you will probably not be aware of the some of the documents and devices you will need. Here is a short review of some of them. The Air Waybill is something that is not-negotiable and is a contract between the shipper and the transporter. The Consignee is the receiver whose name is on the papers. The Seal is the fastening device which will secure the container.
In addition you have to know that you should have some extra patience, because air cargo is usually used for long destinations and that is why is takes a little more time to arrive at its final location.