Commonly Used Terms
Air Freight, also known as air cargo, is the mode of transport used to transport cargo swiftly by air. Airfreight is the most valuable form of transport when shipping or transporting goods in the fastest time around the globe. Air cargo is shipped through the same gateway as the passenger or commercial airlines.
General and Special are the two types of Air Cargo:
General Cargo - This type of cargo consists of high-value cargo like pharmaceuticals, jewellery, and electronics. Even though air shipping is more expensive than sea transport, it is still the best mode for transporting high margin and fragile goods.
Special Cargo - Preferred type for transporting under special conditions such as temperature control, air conditions, and special casing, usually in cases of hazardous goods or livestock