What is the Air freight Toronto?

Everyone knows how harsh the weather is in Canada especially in winter when it becomes harsher so definitely sea fright is not the answer in winter to send finished goods thousands of miles away to other countries or distant parts of Canada, added to that the wide range of routes to the vast distances, so trucking is often not enough for businesses shipping to, from, and across Canada.

From the aerospace engineers of Montreal to the manufacturers of Toronto to Edmonton’s many retail enterprises, Canada is home to a myriad of different industries. Each of these industries has its own unique shipping needs; many have to send finished goods thousands of miles away, and almost all rely on inputs from other countries or distant parts of Canada. While trucking and maritime shipping serve some of these producers well, they fall short if there are:

  • Severe Time Constraints – Certain products have to be used immediately after they are produced, while others may need to be shipped quickly if their original transportation falls short.  Air freight Toronto is the most reliable way to meet such quick shipping objectives.
  • Inclement Weather Conditions – Certain weather conditions, such as icy roads or turbulent seas, complicate land and maritime shipping. Air freight in Canada gives businesses an alternative if their original method becomes unavailable.
  • International Inputs & Outputs – Canada is thoroughly integrated into the global economy, meaning it ships to and from other countries frequently. Air freight is the most dependable way to keep this trade flowing.

Air freight is the packaging and shipment of goods via an air carrier, which may be charter or commercial. Such shipments usually pass through commercial and passenger aviation gateways to anywhere planes can fly and land. It is a time-saving and cost-effective way to send various types of shipments, from household items to commercial cargo, anywhere you like. This is particularly valuable for businesses needing to respond to consumer and market demands quickly. From 20’ and 40’ standard containers to different types of refrigerated shipping containers there are a wide range of containers for international air freight. Given how crucial air freight in Canada is to the economy, it is essential for the broker providing it to have experience planning quick routes and landing good deals with airlines.

We at DIJ understand these factors accompanying air freight Toronto and the pricing per volume of goods as well as all the shipping rates and the critical freight by air considerations when selecting the most cost-effective mode for your freight. Accordingly, DIJ freight specialists will work closely with you to customize transportation solutions for your air cargo freight using the latest freight forwarding technology and freight management strategies so that you can rest easy knowing that we’ll arrange and manage the freight forwarding, consolidation, deconsolidation, and distribution of your goods throughout its journey.

Unfortunately, most freight forwarders focus on specialized freight services and in a particular type of export or perhaps focus on one air or sea freight route, or the end of the supply chain so they can specialize in road freight and local deliveries! Fortunately, at DIJ we ensure to manage all shipments with effectiveness and accuracy, finding suitable and practical shipping methods meeting the highest level of customer satisfaction, and most importantly earning the trust of our esteemed clients. Our experienced team comprises experts from the logistics industry who possess cognizance, acumen, and foresight.

Well, as a freight forwarder DIJ acts on behalf of importers and exporters to move goods and cargo air freight through the supply chain engaging shipping companies to transport goods and ship by air freight from producers to manufacturers and on to the final market or customer and as thus shipping air freight from China to Canada, China to Toronto, India to Canada, Dubai to Canada, Turkey to Toronto, Turkey to Canada, and so forth. DIJ handles your air freight shipping and provides for your air freight cargo from China to Canada. DIJ has this experience in spades, allowing it to serve producers throughout the nation.

Why choose DIJ Shipping air freight team?

Actually, freight forwarders are international shipping experts who help you participate in international trade without having to master all the complexities involved – things like negotiating and booking freight capacity from carriers, reviewing all required import/export documentation, assisting with duty payments, clearing customs, arranging insurance, and tracking and tracing shipments, so if your business involves importing or exporting freight, you’re likely working with a freight forwarder.

What a freight forwarder doesn’t do is actually transport your freight, for that work is done by ocean carriers, airlines, railway operators and trucking companies. The freight forwarder simply works out the most efficient method of shipping to meet your delivery requirements, then orchestrates the efforts of multiple providers to ensure cargo arrives on time, at the right place, for the right cost.

For air freight, you don’t contract with airline, you will need to use a cargo agent. If you go direct, you’ll be limited to the schedules and prices of only the carriers you have under contract, whereas a forwarder will look across all their carrier contracts to best match your requirement. With cargo shipments, you need a trucker to pick up the load, a carrier to ship it, a broker to clear customs, a transload site to deconsolidate, and a trucker at destination to do the final delivery. Plus, every country’s rules and regulations are different.

A simple booking software can’t solve for the complexity of the global shipping process. Another potential downside: what if something goes wrong during transit and intervention is required? Software can’t automatically re-route a shipment or troubleshoot a delay at customs. For these situations, you want to be able to reach out directly to an expert that understands and can fix the problem.

To be clear, marketplaces for global freight don’t replace forwarders, who still do the work behind the scenes. The software is meant to make the booking process faster and easier by looking at quotes from multiple forwarders. But in doing so it can undermine the advantage of having a close working relationship with your freight forwarder.

What about allocating the whole process to one of the most well-known shipping companies globally that combines freight shipping, supply chain management, shipment tracking and other services, with a solid understanding of shipping methods and insurance, as well as a good grasp of overseas markets and regulations and equipped with specific qualifications involving the transportation of hazardous materials or dangerous goods?

Indeed, it relieves you from doing thorough research from the start to see where your international shipping niche might be, paying lump sums when you can manage your budget and spend and the hectic of perceiving this hazardous chain.

With offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, China, Iraq, we provide the art of international Door-to-Door shipping services, Air Freight, Sea Freight, Transportation services and logistics services. We manage and deliver globally different sizes of cargo, from small to standard to big sizes, with effectiveness and accuracy in order to meet the highest levels of Customer satisfaction. Our team comprises the wizards from the logistics industry who possess cognizance, acumen and foresight about this industry.

Explore DIJ Shipping industry leading air freight services

From the harsh icy winter weather to the wide range of routes to the vast distances, trucking is often not enough for businesses shipping to, from, and across Canada and neither is sea for airplanes are about 30 times faster than ocean liners and passenger jets cruise at 575 mph, while slow-steaming ocean liners move at 16-18 mph, the result can be a 20 day more latency in shipments going by ocean. Added to that port congestion, customs delays, and bad weather conditions generally add much more days to ocean freight than air freight and to date, tracking technology in air freight is often more advanced than ocean freight. That means that ocean freight is more likely to get misplaced than air freight and this is especially true when the ocean shipment is less than a container load. Ocean freight is more likely to get damaged or destroyed than air cargo and that’s because it is in transit a lot longer, and because ships are more subject to movement.

DIJ fills in these gaps through scheduled and chartered air services. The benefits of air cargo are the speed, amenity, high reliability, full security, low cost, easy tracking, wider coverage, and fastest shipping. Air cargo can get your shipment to its overseas destination within a few days and it is an essential and important part of the global logistics network chain. With our aid, no Canadian company will struggle to complete its shipments for we at DIJ provide an array of air freight services and these include:

  • Critical Flight Considerations – We at DIJ plot clear air routes, track the flights to make sure they arrive on time, and negotiate fair prices from airlines and we also provide air freight solutions worldwide with clearance.
  • Critical Freight Considerations – We at DIJ have the training and experience to handle delicate, valuable, and time-critical goods effectively.
  • Data on Display – We at DIJ track your shipments carefully and will provide updates whenever you need them.
  • Surpassing Schedules – Besides signing you up for scheduled shipments, we at DIJ can also charter a plane to carry your order alone.
  • Cost Structure Success – We at DIJ offer pricing in tiers, allowing you to pick air freight services that fit your budget.
  • Door to door or Airport to Airport
  • Air Freight Import and Export Consolidation
  • Air Cargo Tracking
  • Time Bound Express Service
  • Deferred Competitive Air Freight Service

What additional services can DIJ package with air freight shipments?

In general, when looking at the various types of cargo transported by air, they fall into two main groups General Cargo and Special Cargo. General cargo are items that do not fall into the Special Cargo categories and that do not require any extra precautions or special handling during air transport. These types of items are retail, most of the average, everyday objects would fall into the general cargo area and most consumer goods (with the exception of mobile phones, tablets and laptops), dry goods, hardware, textiles, and more.

Special cargo is where things get a little more complicated. Special cargo are goods that, due to their nature, weight, dimensions and/or value, may have specific requirements including packaging, labelling, documentation and handling through the transport chain. The transport of these goods is addressed through specific regulations that must be followed when preparing, offering, accepting and handling this cargo. Items include dangerous goods, live animals, perishable cargo, wet cargo, time and temperature sensitive products among others.

While some dangerous goods are too dangerous for transport by air except under very detailed allowance by the civil aviation authority, many can only be transported on cargo-only aircraft, and others can be transported on both cargo and passenger aircraft. No matter which type of aircraft the dangerous goods are shipped on, there are always specific requirements that must be followed.

There are still many other materials that may only be carried under very particular circumstances. These are considered “Dangerous Goods Forbidden Unless Exempted.” Other everyday items may not seem outwardly dangerous but need to be checked for hazardous components, such as battery-powered devices, breathing apparatus, and dental apparatus. This is why it is important that passenger check-in, cargo reservation, sales, and passenger reservation staff all be provided with appropriate information so that they are well-informed and well-trained on what are dangerous goods.

While several classes are separated into sub-divisions due to the wide scope of the hazards within the class, dangerous goods are grouped into nine classes:

  1. Class 1-Explosives
  2. Class 2-Gasses
  3. Class 3-Flammable Liquids
  4. Class 4-Flammable Solids; Substance Liable to Spontaneous Combustion; Substances which, in Contact with Water, Emit Flammable Gases
  5. Class 5-Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  6. Class 6-Toxic and Infectious Substances
  7. Class 7-Radioactive Material
  8. Class 8-Corrosives
  9. Class 9-Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances and Articles, Including Environmentally Hazardous Substances

Some commodities, such as pharmaceuticals, blood supplies, organs, or other life sciences products require specific controls on the temperature to which they are exposed during transport. When shipping temperature-controlled goods it is crucial that all documentation is filled out completely and legibly. Using the shipper’s and consignee’s full information and phone numbers is suggested. If the shipment is accompanied by any certificates or health documentation, then those should be documented in the “Handling Information” box of the Air Waybill.

You should fill out the “Nature and Quantity of Goods” portion of the Air Waybill and make note if dry ice is being used as a refrigerant as it is considered a dangerous good. Before a carrier can accept time and temperature-controlled goods from a shipper there are many details regarding the shipment that must be laid out in advance. Some of these details include:

  • Contents of the time and temperature goods
  • Type of packaging
  • Flight schedule and routing
  • Aircraft type
  • Environmental conditions
  • Availability of temperature control during all phases
  • The anticipated span of the journey
  • 24hr emergency contact number
  • Country specific regulations

With fresh fruits and vegetables becoming more and more popular year-round, transportation of perishable goods is in high demand. Shorter travel time and controlled temperature make transporting perishable goods by air the preferred means of shipping. When shipping perishable goods by air, specific steps and regulations apply to the process of shipping by air. There are numerous documents needed for shipping perishable goods. The process begins with ensuring that the Air Waybill is filled out completely and accurately and without unreasonable requests for handling the perishables. Other documentation may be required, such as some countries may need the permit numbers included on the cargo manifest.

There is a wide array of perishable goods, and they are each subject to deterioration, some faster than others. Appropriate packaging and handling are crucial to the perishable goods being delivered in good condition. The packaging must facilitate both the integrity of the goods as well as the handling and storage of the goods. The packaging must meet food safety regulations and meet food-grade standards while still being durable enough to withstand temperature changes and stacking. 

When dealing with the shipping of live animals, proper marking and labeling is crucial and is always required. Labels should be printed and adhered to the outside of the animal container. English must always be used in addition to the original language used by the shipper. Each container should be marked clearly and legibly with the full name, address, current contact number of the shipper, consignee, and a 24-hour contact if they are not one of the previously mentioned people. It should also list the animal’s common and scientific names and list the number of animals within the container. For some common animals, the scientific name is unnecessary, and within these shipping live animals’ regulations, it states that, with the exception of service dogs, all live animals must be placed in a container specified in the regulations. Other information that should be included is whether an animal is poisonous or if it bites. Any feeding or care instructions should be visibly posted as well.

It is very important to understand a particular animal’s basic behavior under stress because it will affect how they react during shipping. Their reactions can cause problems or even harm to the animal or handler. There are guidelines for handling animals in heat, nursing, and young traveling with other young. It is crucial for the animals and the handlers that these guidelines be followed for the safety and well-being of all. The animals should be disturbed as little as possible, with few people handling them and then only when properly trained.

When shipping live animals, the shippers are responsible for ensuring all animals are healthy and in good condition. The carriers have a responsibility to make sure that the shippers have complied with all of the regulations. Personnel should take precautions to ensure no other cargo could fall onto the live animal containers while being transported. Live animals should not be stored next to certain dangerous goods or food items unless hermetically sealed. Upon unloading live animals, the cargo area must be adequately cleaned and disinfected by personnel wearing appropriate gloves and boots. There are precise guidelines given regarding the disinfectant, which after being used, is followed with an approved deodorant, making sure to clean all removable equipment, penning and containers, and loading ramps. These guidelines must be met within each import and export country.

With DIJ you can rest assured that your General Cargo is being shipped by air while the additional services that DIJ can package with air freight shipments are the aforementioned Special Cargo. In shipping both types of cargo DIJ will assure meeting all the provisions mentioned restrictions and regulations for all kinds of special cargo and will ensure that no matter what general cargo, dangerous goods, live animals, perishable cargo, wet cargo, time and temperature sensitive products, or temperature-controlled goods you ship, they will be delivered safely and securely with special concern taken for the details of the documentation, the design of the container, marking and labeling and routing and reservation information with every shipment.

Wherever your shipment is heading, DIJ logistics experience delivers reliability and security for your international air cargo and with the company-wide knowledge to handle transborder deliveries, warehouse management and more. We at DIJ provide end-to-end support, including inside pickup and delivery service, dangerous, hazardous materials transport, over-sized cargo, residential delivery, white glove delivery options, merge-in-transit service, intermodal transportation, reverse logistics, consolidation, hand carry, ground shipping and distribution and much more!

Does DIJ provide customs clearance support for global air freight?

Global air freight has witnessed what it has witnessed during harsh times and will continue to deliver more than other means due to its fast and reliable service. Because of that speedy and reliable service, air cargo made it happen to reach every corner of the world and whenever the world faces an emergency or war where people need urgent help air freight performs its part very well.

Accordingly, in order to best utilize global air freight as the best way of importing and exporting goods between various regions you need to book a freight forwarder and space in aircraft in advance for your cargo for a reliable freight forwarder provides all necessary details about the shipment process. You need also to decide the storage requirement of air transporters and differentiate between chargeable weight which is dimensional or volumetric weight of the cargo, net weight which is the total weight of the actual cargo, and gross weight which includes the cargo, pallet/ crate, and container.

When a shipping company gets your cargo, it would be done by many quality checks. First, they verify its physical condition, then label it with all required details, make Air Waybill and ensure that the cargo doesn’t have any prohibited goods or contraband items. You need to prepare all relevant customs documents for customs clearance, for your cargo would be unloaded when it reaches its destination with an airway bill and all necessary documents.

When your shipment lands it will be moved to Cargo Terminal Operator (CTO) to detach and ensure the security of the cargo. Once your cargo gets custom cleared. You need to check if any damage happened or not. If cleared then provide POD (proof of delivery). Arrange all documents with clearance and print the custom release note and POD.

DIJ deeply experienced, in-house customs brokerage team—in collaboration with our multilingual, in-region teams around the world—are ready to handle all the complex details of air freight imports and exports, including tricky customs declarations and confusing tariffs and with DIJ pros on your team, you can focus on what matters most and that is growing your business.

With DIJ you can rest assured that your General Cargo is being shipped by air added to that the additional services that DIJ can package with air freight shipments and customs clearance support for global air freight. In shipping both types of cargo DIJ locations feature multiple, advanced safety and security features, including 24-hour monitoring, closed-circuit cameras, keypad access and strict driver check-in and escort policies. All our Canada facilities are also authorized economic operators and DIJ logistics experts are standing by to design an international air freight cargo plan that meets your vision, budget, and timeline.