ABOUT AIR FREIGHT IMPORT FROM INDIA TO USA
AIR FREIGHT FROM USA TO INDIA:
Air freight offers shippers the fastest way to import from the US to India. Shipments take a matter of days (unlike ocean freight which takes several weeks). As you might expect though, air freight is significantly more expensive than shipping by sea.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP CARGO:
You should think about using air freight if your shipment:
1)Is urgently required in India
2)Weighs less than 100kg
3)Can be shipped on a maximum of three standard pallets
Usually, it’s more cost-effective to send consignments weighing above 100kg as ocean cargo. Please note that Shipa Freight, like many freight forwarders, does not quote for consignments weighing less than 35kg.
HOW LONG DOEST IT TAKE TO SHIP CARGO:
Consignments can be flown from the US to India in three to eight days.
CUSTOMS CLEARANCE IN INDIA AND USA:
For every business exporting commercial goods from India to the USA, customs formalities are mandatory. It’s a complicated process that many companies prefer to let a freight forwarder handle. A forwarder’s experience minimizes the risk of avoidable delays and assures your consignment is compliant with international shipping rules and regulations.
When ocean and air shipping from India to the USA, your forwarder will require you to provide the details necessary to complete specific documents that must accompany your consignment. These include:
3)Certificate of Origin
4)Letter of Credit or other payment terms (depends on the contract between the parties involved)
5)Bill of Lading for ocean cargo or an Airway Bill for air freight (your carrier or freight forwarder will provide this document)
Please note that your goods may require additional documents for customs clearance, such as a license, permit, or certificate. Much depends on the nature of the freight you are shipping.