April 29, 2020
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What factors to consider when deciding whether to ship by air in 2020?

DGX Air Shipping in 2020

Air shipping is rapidly becoming a more popular method of shipping goods as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic. In life or death situations such as those for vital emergency operations domestically and abroad, the expediency of shipping by air freight can make all the difference in meeting urgent deadlines. When fast, safe, and dependable delivery of vital supplies is a must, then air shipping provides the speed of movement in hours vs days or weeks, to any operation globally.

The impact of COVID-19 is great. The pandemic has turned freight forwarders like DGX into first responders, responsible for getting essential supplies and products into the hands of the front-line responders worldwide.

Shipping costs have risen exponentially due to factors beyond the freight carrier’s control. A vast majority of global air cargo is flown on passenger aircraft. As flights have been cancelled, capacity has diminished, creating an environment where some passenger airlines are contracting charters to fly cargo only. Turning a passenger aircraft into a full cargo operator comes at a higher cost as there are no passengers to offset the operating costs of the flight.

Unwittingly, the sense of urgency has multiplied the complexities of the supply chain all across the world. We urge you to consider using an experienced domestic and international freight forwarder to simplify and untangle the myriad of logistical challenges that we are experiencing like no other time in history.

Since 2003, DGX-Dependable Global Express has been helping customers navigate the complexities of the air shipping and delivery process. With extensive experience in global air freight shipping, we keep our customers thoroughly informed and updated every step of the way, offering a unique package of comprehensive shipping services: air freight, ocean freight, logistics, warehousing & distribution, trucking and more.

If you need assistance, please reach out to your local office or call us toll free 1-800-488-4888 and we can help you.

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