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What Is Air Cargo?

Understand how air cargo fits into the supply chain

Air cargo refers to cargo that is moved by air transportation. Shipment of cargo by air is considered one of the faster, though more expensive, modes of transportation. Different types of freight require different declarations, paperwork, industry codes and regulatory compliance. For example, international air freight requires specific codes released by The International Air Transport Association and air transport in general requires an Air Carrier License issued by the TSA to ensure security requirements are met.