Air Freight

At Alpha International Transport (3PL) 

Our airfreight services are recommended for the delivery of high-value and time-sensitive shipments and we operate from airport-to-airport. We can provide a higher level of control and flexibility than other 3PL services.

We will work to meet your requirements with a greater choice of departure days and routings, work to meet your preferred flight times and airports, and strive to use your own clearance agent.

Rates for air freight services are calculated based on the following:

We send freight by air using high quality services provided by qualified commercial airlines and international cargo carriers.

• Destination country and airport

• Size and weight of your consignment

• Airline charges

• Any additional surcharges

Terms to know:

Unsure of what airfreight terms such as “Consolidated” and “Back to back” actually mean?

• “Consolidated” is an industry term referring to pre-booked space bought by an agent from an airline in advance. Because the space is bought in advance over the given time period, the airline will offer the space at a reduced cost.

• “Back to Back” is the industry term for an individual booking made direct with the Airline, i.e. not “consolidated” with other shipments. It is allocated its own straightforward “Air Waybill”.

Ocean Freight

One of the longest and most economical forms of transporting goods internationally is called ocean or sea freight. While airfreight is the optimum form of transportation for time-sensitive shipments, sea freight is the cost-effective solution for businesses and individuals.

Small businesses and individual customers may not typically consider sea freight as a viable option, as it tends to be associated with larger companies exporting high volumes of commercial cargo. But sea freight services can also be a great option for transporting personal effects.

With our LCL (part container load) service, you don’t need to have enough cargo to fill a whole container in order to get a beneficial shipping rate. But if you do, we also offer FCL (full container load) shipments.

Your cargo is safe with us

Sea freight is the most inexpensive way of sending large volumes of goods internationally. If your delivery is not time-sensitive, choosing sea freight is a viable alternative to air freight or door-to-door courier services.

Keep in mind that sea freight times are much longer than air freight times. You should always book well in advance of your desired delivery date. Our team will be able to give you estimated transit times depending on the vessel and routing.

As a rule of thumb, greater volumes almost always mean cheaper delivery prices when shipping goods internationally. This is especially true for sea freight.

It is important to package your goods correctly to minimize the risk of damage during transit.

We Offer:

• Port-to-port LCL and FCL Sea freight services to various international ports.

• Price comparison for a variety of routes and vessels.

• Ease to book – with prices inclusive of all associated charges up to the destination point.

• An optional collection service from an address of your choice.

• Support with shipping documentation. Our team will assist you for the duration of your shipment.

cargo freight loads next to train tracks and road with loaded trucks

Railway Shipping

Intermodal shipping, also called railway shipping, has emerged in recently as an economical and environmentally-friendly alternative to truckload shipping. This type of transportation has been around for centuries, but technological advancements in the world of intermodal logistics has made intermodal shipping nearly as fast as truckload shipping. In some cases, it may even be faster than going by trucks!

If your shipments are not incredibly time-sensitive, you are seeking some cost savings, and you want to lessen your carbon footprint, shipping by train is a great option for you. On domestic intermodal moves, trains are used for the long-haul portion of the shipment, taking advantage of the efficiency of rail, while trucks are used to deliver goods to the originating intermodal terminal as well as the final destination.

Intermodal shipping uses less fuel than trucks, and therefore, has a smaller carbon footprint. Rail shipments are about three times more fuel-efficient. You can also ship your temperature-controlled product via refrigerated intermodal.

Warehousing

We offer some warehousing and warehouse management services. Through our network across North America, we have the ability to serve clients in different industries and locations. If you need basic storage space and inventory management we are able to provide logistics, warehousing, and transportation solutions.

We can also give access to a number of multi-client warehouse locations across North America. These include cold warehouses. Customers with smaller budgets or minimal inventory can still access our warehouse and inventory management systems. They get the benefit of taking advantages of the cost savings of shared warehouse space and labor.

We can work with customers to locate and manage dedicated warehousing space. We partner with our clients to provide customizable warehouse space to improve and maintain operational efficiency.

inside of warehouse rows of boxes and forklift truck

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