Category Archives for Air freight

What is the best way to send items to Europe?


Due to the increasing cost of international postage, it can be very expensive to send parcels to Europe via Royal Mail. The cost of international parcel delivery depends on the size of the parcel and the destination, but using an online marketplace like will ensure that your item gets there in the safest, cheapest […]

Green Issues: A greener future for air freight?


Like all human activities involving combustion, most forms of aviation release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the Earth’s atmosphere. This contributes to the acceleration of global warming and ocean acidification. In the European Union, greenhouse gas emissions from aviation increased by 87% between 1990 and 2006, which is of great concern to those […]

Further postal disruption on the cards


After 2009’s nightmare Royal Mail strikes it looks like there could be more interruptions this month as Post Office counter workers strike. According to the Communications Workers Union, “Post Office workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action in a dispute over pay, job security and the future of the Crown post office network.” […]

Delivery Quote Compare: Shipping and Aviation Taxes to Fund Climate Change Measures


A fuel tax could be placed on the shipping and aviation industries to raise funds for the battle against climate change. That is one of the proposals raised at the climate change summit held in Copenhagen last week. The European Union wants the shipping industry to cut its emissions by around 20 per cent over […]

A Guide To Freight Forwarding


Freight forwarding is the movement of goods around the world on behalf of companies involved in both import and export. As well as organizing the movement of cargo, freight forwarders also arrange customs clearance of the goods, as well as handle all the relevant documentation involved. This article aims to provide you with information on the […]

Air freight takes off


Since our launch 3 weeks ago we’ve seen a huge demand for air freight quote requests. Of the 107 quote requests processed over 24% have been for air freight, making it the 2nd most popular category after shipping. The air freight requests have ranged from a consignment of plastic moose antlers (how very strange?!) to […]

Air freight quotes


Although we’ve only just launched we currently have over 60 air freight forwarders registered on the website. Although the air freight sector has suffered considerably during the economic downturn, it remains a vital component of international logistics and we expect this to be an important category within the website. Indeed according to recent analysis from the […]