International Movers

How to Choose Between Ocean and Air Shipping

There are many factors to consider when choosing the best shipping method for you.

Firstly it is important to consider what you are hoping to ship, what it weighs, and what the dimensions are. Generally, for items with a mass greater than 200 kg, ocean freight is the most cost-effective method.

The second consideration is how fast you need your items to arrive. If you will be needing your belongings right when you arrive overseas, the fastest way to achieve this is by air freight. It generally only taking between 2-5 days. This is extremely fast in contrast to the 3-8 weeks expected when shipping with ocean freight.

The third and often most important consideration is the budget you have for your shipment. If money is no object, air freight is probably the best option for you. However, if you have a limited budget, ocean freight is likely the more fiscally responsible option.

Deciding What You Really Need

When broken down into the three factors, everyone places different values on money and speed. Depending on what you desire, a combination of both air and ocean freight can give you the best of both worlds.

Air freight is faster and is cheaper when shipping goods weighing less than 200kg.

Ocean freight is cheaper when shipping goods weighing more than 200kg, and is best for high volume shipments with no strict timeline.

For any further questions on choosing the best shipping methods for your needs, please feel free to contact Huli Shipping. We will help you navigate through the journey that you have embarked on, making it more efficient and far less stressful.

*Disclaimer: The information that we provide is to be used as a general guide and is subject to change without notice.
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