The main advantage of air cargo transportation is its speed. It can take cargo from one part of the world to another within 24 hours, which is much faster than the 14-18 day journey by sea from China to Los Angeles. This makes air transport an attractive option for companies that need to move goods quickly, although the cost is usually substantially higher than other modes of transport. Globitex is a freight forwarder that has developed a unique concept to digitize the cargo movement process. Weber can help streamline the process for air cargo shipments entering or leaving the West Coast, while also identifying cost-saving opportunities.
In terms of speed, air transport is the fastest mode of loading, while maritime transport is the slowest (not counting some type of horse-drawn and non-motorised transport). Generally, processing times for air cargo shipments range from 1 to 4 business days for courier services, 2 to 5 business days for normal air transport, 1 to 7 days for land transport and 3 to 50 days for maritime transport.