How to move goods by air

How to package goods for airfreight


If you send freight by air, it will need to be protected from various handling processes that happen en route. It has been estimated that a package can be loaded, re-loaded and stowed up to 60 times during an international transit. This makes good quality packaging for air cargo essential.

How to prepare goods for air transport

When planning to package your airfreight goods, you should consider the following:

When packing goods for air cargo, you should also bear in mind that they will be moved by road between premises and airports, and often held in storage en route.

Road transportation has a particular set of packaging, paperwork, insurance and safety considerations - see moving goods by road.

To make sure you have covered all eventualities for regular and dangerous goods, see our section on transporting your goods.