A cursory glance at the state of present-day transport options shows us how far we have progressed, in a very short span of time. Continuous improvement in every facet of the transportation process has resulted in a state of hyper connectivity, with geographical distances suddenly becoming inconsequential. People, as well as insanely large volumes of material can now be moved anywhere across the globe seemingly effortlessly. The development of air travel has been at the forefront of this revolution.
There has been a vast improvement in the infrastructure of air travel in the last few years, with all major areas of interest in the world boasting of exemplary air connectivity. This has been of great use to the logistics and supply chain management industry, allowing them to source material from previously unthought of distances.
There are numerous benefits to choosing air freight as the medium of material transport, which have been listed below.
Fastest and most reliable
method of transport
Fastest and most reliable method of transport: - This is the most obvious but most important benefit. Most projects have tight timelines, requiring fast movement of goods. Out of all the freight options available, air freight has the least risk of delay, with the sheer number of flights operating out of major airports allowing logistics operators to even plan for delayed and cancelled flights.
The stringent rules surrounding airport cargo handling ensure greater security to the shipment, eliminating changes of damage and theft. The reduced time of air transport also results in low insurance premiums, countering the seemingly high cost of air freight.
Reduced storage needs
Speed of air transport ensures that chances of shipments getting damaged or spoilt are minimal, enabling logistics operators to transport it to the destination without any complications. This eliminates the need for storage, which can often be challenging and expensive