Air Freight Services

PBS International Freight is a highly experienced air freight forwarder with over 20 years in the logistics industry. Based in the UK at Gatwick and Heathrow, and operating internationally we can arrange express shipping services and export paperwork on your behalf for destinations to over 700 national and international airports. As a member of IATA together with our collection of worldwide contacts make our air freight service the fastest and most efficient transportation possible.

Air freight is the fasted freight service, and is ideal for urgent, fragile or valuable cargoes. We can arrange your air freight according to your individual requirements, whether you want to send it as part of a consolidated freight, direct or charter basis.

We are able to ship cargo by air to or from almost any country in the world. We can transport cargoes of any size – from sending personal effects overseas for expats, to scheduling entire planes to transport large military and commercial freight.

We can either collect your consignment or you can drop it off at one of our depots.

Our shipping process starts once we receive the cargo at our depot (Heathrow or Gatwick) ready for onward shipping to the destination airport

Our competitive air freight rates are calculated based on:

– Size and weight of your cargo
– Destination country
– Airline Charges

If you would like to find out more about our air freight service, please contact us or you can request a quote online.

Import
  • Customs Clearance (Direct link with HMRC)
  • Pet Clearances / TRACES Commercial
  • Transhipments/ NCTS
  • Bonded Warehouse (removal authorisation to move uncleared shipments into our warehouse)
  • Accompanied baggage & MIB Arrivals through UK terminals
  • Perishable Goods / PEACH Approval

Please call our Import team to explain further about any service that you may require or are interested in.

Export
  • Specialist expert advice
  • Guidance for unusual commodities
  • Dangerous Goods
  • Export Documentation (Licenses, Carnets, Certificate of Origin, Permits, EUR & ATR1)
  • Routing flexibility and use of all worldwide airlines
  • Consolidation
  • Out of Gauge Cargo
  • Air Charter flights
  • Private personal Effects & Household Articles
  • Warehousing & Packing
  • Courier / Bulk LVB Import LVB Export
  • Aviation specialist support AOG cargo
  • Firearms & Ammunition / Explosives
  • Military Cargo

Please call our export team to explain further about any service that you may require or are interested in.

Air Freight Frequently Asked Questions

How much is air freight from China?

The cost of Air Freight from China is generally calculated on a case by case basis. It depends on the volume of the merchandise you are shipping. Request a shipping quote to discuss the cost of moving your shipment.

Air freight shipment cost is calculated on chargeable weight, which is either the volumetric weight or gross weight, whichever is greater.

To find our your shipment’s chargeable weight, request a quote.

Thanks to our direct links with HMRC, PBS International can offer all clients an efficient and reliable Customs clearance service at the major UK gateways. Find out more about our request a quote or get in contact for more help.

If you are shipping restricted products to certain countries, such as military goods or radioactive materials, then an export license may be required.

Get in touch to find out more.

Air freight can often be more expensive than sea freight, however, it’s also faster, safer and more reliable than ocean freight. To find out more, request a quote to find out more.

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