Al-Fares Cargo, as one of the shipping companies in Dubai and the world, takes this opportunity with great pleasure to introduce ourselves that we are one of the premier service providers in Logistics industry and shipping services in the UAE and Gulf region.
AL FARES CARGO helps customers in Dubai and all over the world with their transport, Shipping and logistics needs. Regardless of the size of the job, our aim is always the same: to provide a solution that best serves the interests of the customer in terms of time and price.
As a shipping company in Dubai and the UAE, this requires experience, flexibility, and creativity. Our employees are our most important resource. Cargo Companies in Dubai who know the customers and their businesses, who ask the right questions and who are never afraid to think outside the box to do things better.
Initially, air cargo is the option that most agents undertake in case express and fast shipping to the country of arrival and fast shipping duration is a mandatory requirement. The most competitive air cargo companies are the ones with daily regular flights to most international airports from all around the world, and partnerships with the best airlines, as well as adopting special techniques in receiving and delivering parcels and wrapping them to ensure safe arrival, also provision of a comprehensive insurance for goods and personal belongings, and finalizing the customs clearance procedures for them in all international airports.
Now, we will go into brief about the most popular questions and terms related to air cargo shipping.
What is the airway bill?
It is a document released by the airline booked for this shipment, and this document is considered as a contract between the airline, the shipping company and the shipment owner. This document also contains a complete description of the goods as per types, weights, dimensions, the sender and the receiver, as well as the date and place of issue. Upon this document, the shipment is dispensed to the receiver upon arrival, and it gives him the eligibility to obtain it. At the top of this document, an airway bill number is provided which gives the customer the ability to track their shipments very easily.
What is Volumetric weight?
Volumetric weight depends on dimension to the actual gross weight, in case the shipments needs more space, the quotation provided will be higher to cover the cost for the space conveyed, regardless of the actual weight for the shipment, and that is after the actual weight and the volumetric weight are estimated, whatever turns out to be higher will be the one considered for the estimation. To calculate the volumetric weight = (Hight * width * length) / 6000
What are the documents required for customs clearance for shipments coming through air cargo?
- Original Invoice
- Original Packing List
- Original COO
- Bill of Lading
We will now mention the role of air cargo companies in Dubai and the UAE, and the most important specifications that these companies acquire to gain your trust. The best air freight companies are the ones who strive to facilitate whatever is complicated and challenging in the shipping process for the customers, from finalizing all required documents for shipping and export, customs clearance which is the most difficult part, and finalizing all the bookings with the airline that is suitable for the type of each shipment.
The most crucial qualifications that these companies should have is exploring and delivering all options to give competitive prices in re-packing and packaging the shipments, wrapping and assembling the shipments to save on the spaces, which give a better more cost-effective volumetric weight, and with that, the client gets the best price for shipping. As well as other options such as assisting the air cargo agent in collecting and receiving the shipment and providing a link between the supplier and the air cargo agent to create the trust for our clients, and that suits their shipping needs perfectly.
Here are some important tips to keep in mind before shipping through air cargo in Dubai:
- Enquire and communicate with more than one air cargo company in Dubai and try to compare and choose among them in terms of customer evaluation, prices, and credibility
- Before contracting with the air cargo company, you should inquire and confirm the arrival and delivery schedules, and the services of packaging and re-packing, as well as insurance services.
- Coordinate your timetables and schedules to receive your shipments as soon as they arrive to
the required destination to avoid any fines for delays.