The need to know about air freight from China to U.S.

Many cross-border e-commerce sellers will choose international air transportation when they ship to the U.S., although the cost of international air transportation is higher than that of sea and rail transportation, air transportation is fast, safe, and punctual. Efficiency can greatly shorten the delivery time, and the characteristics of being able to quickly arrive at the destination in the United States are still irreplaceable.

So what should be paid attention to when air shipping from China to the U.S.? What is the process of shipping to the US? How much is the price of shipping from China to the US? How many days does it take to ship from China to the US by air?

1.Precautions for air freight from China to the U.S.

1.Be sure to clearly explain the type, weight, size, and category of the goods that need to be transported by air to the freight forwarding company. The storage space must be booked in advance, and the flight departure time and other information must be mastered.

2.Different types of air cargo have different packages. When transporting by air, the packaging must be packed according to the regulations of the airline. These must be understood in advance, such as cxmm-scm Logistics companies will provide packaging services on behalf of you, which can save a lot of time.

3.Except for the address label, try not to carry other irrelevant marks on the outside of the packaging bag. For dry and fragile products, it is best to have a fragile product mark on the outer packaging.

2.The process of air freight to the U. S.

Inquiring about quotation→submitting air freight entrustment→booking air space→checking bill of lading and other information→delivery to airport warehouse→customs declaration→making air export fee bill→air freight tracking

3.The price of air freight from China to the U. S.

The air freight price mainly consists of the following parts:

  1. Air freight (charged by the airline)
  2. Fuel surcharge (according to the airport, the price of the destination point is different, Hong Kong is now generally about 4 yuan, the previous 3.6, and last year the highest was 4.8, the price is adjusted by the airportGenerally, it is 2 yuan to go to Asia)
  3. Security inspection fee (Hong Kong receives a fixed fee of 1 yuan/kg)
  4. Airport operation fee (HKD283/ticket in Hong Kong, the airport is responsible for transporting goods to the plane, etc.)
  5. Terminal fee: 1.72/kg When the goods are handed over to the dealer, the dealer is responsible for boarding and other things, and finally handed over to the airport for collection)
  6. Airline bill of lading fee: HKD15/bl is the fee for issuing the bill of lading – the document of title.

4.Timeliness for air freight from China to the U. S.

The timeliness of air transportation is unmatched by other transportation methods. China freight forwarders like CXMM-SCM can provide direct flights from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and other airports to JFK International in the United States.

Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Atlanta Hartz Seoul-Jackson International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, Seattle International Airport, 24 hours after boarding the flight

It can be reached immediately, and the timeliness is guaranteed.

5.Eight elements of air freight inquiry:

  1. Product name (hazardous or not
  2. 1 .Weight (involving charges), volume (dimensions and whether the goods are sold)
  3. Packaging (whether it is a large box or not, with or without a pallet)
  4. Destination airport (basic or not)
  5. Required time (direct or transfer)
  6. Required flights (different flight services and prices)
  7. Types of the bill of lading (master bill and sub-bill)
  8. Required transportation services (customs declaration method, agency documents, whether to deliver after customs clearance, etc.)

CXMM-SCM Ltd ( is an expert in China for worldwide freight forwarding, if you would like to know more about air freight from China to the U.S., welcome to contact us! For more cargo forwarding tips please look over our other articles.