DOMESTIC AIR FREIGHT
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CargoMaster’s Domestic Air Freight Services
CargoMaster is a trusted leader in domestic air freight services across Australia, boasting an impressive 35 years of experience in the air cargo industry. When you need urgent and time-sensitive deliveries, CargoMaster is the go-to choice for efficient and reliable solutions. Whether you have same-day air freight, heavy machinery, delicate or valuable cargo, or require out-of-normal-hours services, CargoMaster has the expertise to get it there fast, saving you both time and money.
The rise of online retail and e-commerce businesses has fueled the demand for domestic air freight, and freight forwarders like CargoMaster have stepped up to meet the challenge. With their comprehensive air freight services, CargoMaster offers local businesses access to the most reliable air freight solutions in the country. For businesses seeking rapid and secure delivery across the continent, freight forwarders are the ultimate choice for domestic air freight, providing quick delivery times and efficient transportation options.
CargoMaster offers a broad range of domestic air freight services, including same-day air cargo deliveries across Australia. With strategically located bonded warehouses and representative offices in major cities, CargoMaster ensures quick and cost-effective pick-up and dispatch of urgent air cargo. Whether you need low-cost air cargo services within Australia or to the Pacific islands, CargoMaster has you covered, allowing you to save time and money on your transportation needs.
No matter the type of cargo you need to move, CargoMaster handles it all. From mining machinery to medical equipment, construction machinery to exhibition equipment, and even emergency equipment and steel, there’s no limit to the variety of air cargo they transport. With access to a wide range of aircraft available for immediate air cargo charter, CargoMaster can swiftly deliver to regional and remote Australian locations, including mine sites, ensuring your goods reach their destination quickly and cost-effectively.
To ensure a smooth and speedy process, CargoMaster advises properly addressing and numbering each piece of your air cargo. They also emphasise the importance of well-packaged and clean cargo for transportation. Should you need any assistance with packaging or have any questions regarding air cargo transportation, CargoMaster’s consultation services are always available, free of charge.
Choose CargoMaster for your domestic air freight needs and experience the expertise and efficiency that saves you both time and money. Let CargoMaster’s know-how get your air cargo where it needs to be, quickly and cost-effectively!
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How To Calculate Volumetric Weight
International air freight is charged at the actual weight of the goods or alternatively on the size which ever is greater, so for example a ton of feathers would take up more room in the cargo hold compared to a ton of bricks, it is likely the feathers would be chargeable at their volumetric weight. To calculate the volumetric weight of your shipment all you need to do:
Volumetric Weight: Length x Width x Height x 200
The above calculation will give you the volumetric weight of the intended cargo, so the goods will be chargeable at whatever is greatest, volumetric or actual weight.
Preparing your air freight prior to lodging is crucial for smooth and safe transportation with CargoMaster. To ensure your cargo moves swiftly and remains undamaged, it’s essential to understand the type of product you’re shipping. Take note of the following guidelines to achieve efficient and damage-free air cargo handling.
- Understanding air freight hazards:
- Avoid poor packaging that can lead to shifting and punctures.
- Insufficient packaging may cause punctures and other damage.
- Protect your contents from compression forces generated during stacking, shock, vibration, or tie-down.
- Proper packaging must withstand drops and impacts during handling operations.
- Packing materials perfect for air freight shipments:
- Corrugated Fiberboard boxes:
- Use sturdy boxes to prevent compression near the edges.
- Be aware of the degradation of strength over time, especially in high humidity.
- Consider single-use packages as they may not be strong enough for reuse.
- Wood packaging for air freight:
- Utilise interlocking corners and diagonal braces to enhance strength.
- Avoid fasteners in the end grain of wood to maintain resistance.
- Limit knots to 30% of the surface area and avoid placing fasteners in knots.
- Air freight pallets:
- Choose pallets that accommodate shipments without overhang.
- Avoid using broken pallets or those with protruding fasteners.
- Ensure pallets have a sufficient floor-bearing load capacity.
- Corrugated Fiberboard boxes:
By adhering to these guidelines and adopting proper cushioning techniques, you can ensure the safety and security of your international shipments when utilizing air freight services.
Typical Questions Callers Ask About International Freight
How can CargoMaster help you save time and money when shipping air freight around Australia?
CargoMaster understands that saving time and money when shipping air freight is essential. We consider factors like the size, weight, mode of transportation (air or sea), and the origin and destination of your shipment to determine the cost. By choosing CargoMaster, you gain access to competitive rates and efficient domestic shipping solutions, allowing you to save time and money.
What benefits does CargoMaster offer to help you save time and money when shipping freight?
CargoMaster specialises in Air Freight and Sea Freight, offering a variety of options to suit your specific needs. We provide flexible choices for different commodities and transportation modes, enabling you to select the most cost-effective solution that saves you time. With CargoMaster, you can ensure efficient delivery while optimizing your expenses.
How can CargoMaster assist you in saving time and money with domestic air freight?
CargoMaster is your trusted partner for domestic air freight needs. Whether you’re importing cargo into Australia or exporting it to another country, we’ve got you covered. By relying on us, you can save time and money through our streamlined processes, competitive rates, and expert handling of domestic air shipments. We prioritise efficiency and cost-effectiveness to ensure your satisfaction.
What is the air cargo cost per kilo?
The cost of air freight per kilo (kg) depends on various factors, including destination, size, and weight of your cargo. For accurate and competitive air cargo cost per kilo, contact CargoMaster. Our team will ensure compliance with regulations, including hazardous material classifications, while offering a cost-effective solution. Reach out to us for domestic air freight rates Australia-wide and experience the benefits of saving time and money.
CargoMaster, what types of air cargo do you handle in Australia?
At CargoMaster, we handle all types of air cargo across Australia. Our services cover a wide range of commodities, including machinery, medical equipment, ship spares, mining equipment, pallets, crates, construction machinery, industrial equipment, shop fittings, lighting, signage, tiles, and more. Whatever your air freight needs, we provide competitive quotes for shipping to or from almost anywhere in Australia, ensuring your cargo arrives safely and on time.
What types of services does CargoMaster offer?
CargoMaster offers a comprehensive range of specialist transportation services. In addition to air and sea freight solutions, we provide self-pack international relocation shipping containers. This flexible and cost-effective option allows you to pack and secure your belongings at your convenience. With CargoMaster, you can save time and money while ensuring a smooth relocation process.
CargoMaster, do you offer an Australia-wide Door to Door air cargo service?
Absolutely! We offer a convenient 24/7 Door to Door air cargo service across Australia. Whether you prefer direct delivery to your doorstep or an airport-to-airport service, we have you covered. With our extensive network and efficient operations, we provide the best air cargo rates for shipping to almost anywhere in Australia. Choose CargoMaster for reliable and cost-effective air cargo services that save you time and money.
Can CargoMaster provide any tips to ensure quick and smooth movement of domestic air freight?
Yes! It’s important to ensure your air freight consignment is clearly addressed with a single address. For fragile items, mark the consignment as “FRAGILE.” If you’re sending multiple pieces, number each piece accordingly. Properly package and wrap your air freight to prepare it for air transport, ensuring it is clean and free of oil, dust, petrol, and other contaminants. These tips will help facilitate the smooth and timely movement of your domestic air freight.
Addition Information (Click the + plus symbol to expand/collapse)
The international community has established a classification system for easy identification of dangerous goods. These goods fall into nine primary classes, and some classes are further divided to address specific risks. Each class/division has a corresponding label that accurately represents the nature of the hazard. These labels must be attached to the package during transport and remain intact throughout the journey. Take a look at the illustrated examples below to understand how these labels effectively communicate the potential dangers.
Under regulations, labels must be clearly visible on the outside of the package and must stay on the package while in transit.
You can often find labels printed on most inner packages such as:
- aerosol cans
- bottles of bleach
- containers of thinners
- tins of paint
- many other products which are available at supermarkets and hardware stores.
Below are the 9 hazard labels for the 9 classes of dangerous goods.
Class 1 Explosives
This includes items such as:
- explosive substances
- pyrotechnic devices
Class 2 Gases
These can be transported as:
- refrigerated liquefied
- gas in solution.
This includes aerosols. Class 2 has 3 divisions:
- Division 2.1 - flammable gases such as:
- Division 2.2 - non-flammable, non-toxic gases such as:
- liquid nitrogen
- compressed air
- Division 2.3 - toxic gases such as:
- hydrogen sulphide.
Class 3 Flammable liquids
This includes liquids with a boiling point of 35⁰ C or less, or a flash point of 60⁰ C or less such as:
- essential oils
- hand sanitiser
Class 4 Flammable solids
These are substances that can spontaneously combust and substances, that when they come into contact with water or emit flammable gases. Class 4 has 3 divisions:
- Division 4.1 - flammable solids such as:
- hexamine solid fuel tablets for camping stoves
- self-reactive substances
- desensitised explosives
- Division 4.2 - substances that can spontaneously combust under normal air transport conditions include:
- Division 4.3 - substances that emit flammable gases when they come into contact with water include:
- zinc particles
- activated carbon.
Class 5 Oxidising substances and organic peroxides
These substances are not necessarily combustible on their own but can react dangerously with other substances. Class 5 has 2 divisions:
- Division 5.1 - oxidising substances that may not be necessarily combustible, but they may readily yield oxygen and cause other materials to combust, such as:
- hydrogen peroxide
- ammonium nitrate
- potassium chlorate
- sodium nitrate
- Division 5.2 - organic peroxides are thermally unstable and can emit heat and give off harmful or flammable vapours. They can also be liable to explosive decomposition and react dangerously with other substances. Examples are:
- acetyl acetone peroxide
- benzoyl peroxide
- peracetic acid.
Class 6 Toxic and infectious substances
These substances can cause sickness, injury or death if consumed. Class 6 has 2 divisions:
- Division 6.1 - toxic substances that can cause death, injury or to harm human health if swallowed, inhaled or by skin contact, such as:
- cytotoxic waste
- barium compounds
- Division 6.2 - infectious substances that contain or are expected to contain pathogens that can cause disease in humans or animals, including:
- medical or clinical waste
- patient specimens
- genetically modified organisms
- infectious substances
- infected animals.
Class 7 Radioactive materials
These are substances that emit invisible ionising radiation that can be harmful to humans and animals. It can cause objects such as aircraft and equipment to become contaminated if not packaged and handled correctly, such as:
- radioactive ores
- x-ray equipment
- medical equipment or parts.
Class 8 Corrosives
These substances can cause irreversible damage if they come into contact with skin and could destroy other freight, or materially damage containers or aircraft. This includes:
- corrosive cleaners
- battery fluid
- hydrofluoric acid.
Class 9 Miscellaneous
These are substances and articles which, during air transport, present a danger not covered by other classes. There are 2 types of handling labels – 1 for lithium battery shipments, and another for all other miscellaneous dangerous goods. This class includes:
- lithium batteries
- battery powered vehicles
- battery powered equipment
- first aid kids
- environmentally hazardous substances
- dry ice
- magnetised materials
In addition to hazard labels, trained staff must attach handling labels where needed. Staff must use these 4 handling labels with the appropriate hazard labels:
Cargo aircraft only
This label is used to show that the load cannot be carried on a passenger aircraft.
This label is used on liquefied gases, such as the ones in Class 2.
This way up
This label ensures a load is placed the correct way up and can be used for non-dangerous goods.
This label ensures that the load is kept away from the aircraft compass detector unit while being loaded and unloaded.
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|TL||1800 627 474||1800 627 474||http://www.airnorth.com.au/|
|1300 780 970||1300 780 970||http://www.allianceairlines.com.au/|
|JQ||13 15 38||+61 3 9645 5999||http://www.jetstar.com|
|QF||13 13 13||http://www.qantas.com.au|
|ZL||13 17 13||https://www.rex.com.au|
|VA||13 67 89||http://www.virginaustralia.com|
|Patrick Air Services||http://w.auww.patrick.com|
|Qantas Airways (passenger & ramp handling)||http://www.qantas.com.au|
|ADV||Advise, Advised, Advising|
|AEA||Association of European Airlines (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|Airline||Company operating aircraft between steady origin and destination airports|
|Airmail||Mail travelling by air|
|Air Operator||Company operating aircraft|
|Airport-to-airport||Transport from an airport of origin to an airport of destination|
|Allotment||Assigned volume on board of a flight / day|
|AOG||Aircraft On Ground; materials expedited for repair of a grounded aircraft|
|ARR||Arrive, Arrived, Arrival|
|ARR||Also, a C2K milestone: ARR = cargo and documents arrived at airport of destination|
|ATA||Air Transport Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|ATA||Actual Time of Arrival|
|ATD||Actual Time of Departure|
|Authorisation||The commission to a certain person or body to act on behalf of another person or body; the person or body can be authorised e.g., to issue air waybills or to collect freight|
|Backlog||Amount of goods still to be delivered or received and for which the planned or agreed date has expired|
|Belly||Lower-deck cargo hold of an aircraft|
|Blocked-space agreement||A continuous reservation (allotment) for space at one or more flight / date combinations with an airline|
|Bonded Goods||Goods on which the customs duty has not yet been paid, and which therefore, are under the control of customs; usually in a Bonded warehouse.|
|Bonded warehouse||A depository for goods on which the customs duty has not been paid; the warehouse proprietor must provide a bond (often in the form of a bank warranty or a mortgage) to the customs authorities as a security for any duties which may not be paid by the customer|
|Booking||Request for reservation of space on a flight/day, (to be) confirmed by the airline|
|Break Bulk Agent||A forwarder breaking the bulk: taking care of the unpacking and sorting of goods after the flight|
|Breakdown List||List of shipments carried in one consolidation (see also: Consolidation Manifest)|
|Broker||Person who acts as an agent or intermediary in negotiating contracts; sometimes refers to a forwarder role|
|Bulk Cargo||Loose cargo not loaded on an ULD|
|C2K||Cargo 2000 (see the “Cargo 2000” page of this website)|
|Cargo Aircraft||Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo|
|Cargo assembly||The separate reception of parcels or packages and the holding of them for later dispatch as one consignment; consolidator role|
|Cargo Disassembly||The separation of one or more of the parcels or packages that are part of a consignment for further distribution; break bulk role|
|Carriage||Transport; the process of conveying cargo from one point to another|
|Carrier||The party responsible for transport of goods from one point to another, this can be for example an airline or a forwarder (as a NVOCC)|
|CASS||Cargo Accounts Settlement System|
|CAO||Cargo Aircraft Only|
|CC||Charges Collect; pay at moment of collection of the goods|
|CCS||Cargo Community System; information system integrating the communication between air cargo parties at an airport|
|Certificate of Origin||A certificate proving the country of original production of goods; used for customs declaration purposes|
|Charges collect||Charges as stated on the air waybill to be collected from the consignee|
|Charges prepaid||Charges as stated on the air waybill to be collected from the shipper|
|Claim||A written complaint about the execution of a contract of transportation by a carrier, combined with a demand for financial compensation|
|Classifying||Assigning the right import classification number to goods as part of the customs declaration process|
|COLL||Collect, Collected, Collecting|
|COMAT||Company Material (non-revenue cargo)|
|Combi||Combi Aircraft, combining transport of passengers and cargo on the main-deck|
|Commodity||Indication of the type of goods; commodities are coded according to the harmonised system|
|Commodity code||Code used in the Harmonised System for the classification of goods, which are most commonly produced and traded|
|Complaint||An official statement from a customer to a carrier about his unhappiness with the service or operation of the service provider|
|Consignee||The person or company that is physically and administratively responsible for accepting the goods at final delivery|
|Consolidation||A collection of shipments belonging to different shippers travelling to one destination or area to be distributed to several consignees|
|Consolidation Manifest||List of shipments carried in one consolidation|
|Consolidation Rates||Rates as given by a consolidator / forwarder|
|Consolidator||A forwarder consolidating shipments before a flight; these shipments belonging to different shippers and travelling to one destination or area in order to be distributed to several consignees after the flight|
|Courier||Company that carries envelopes and parcels up to 75 kg from door to door; air transport is generally outsourced to airlines|
|Courier Rates||Rates as given by a courier|
|CRN||Customs Release Note|
|Customs Agent/Broker (Certified)||Party certified to handle the customs clearance on account of importers / exporters|
|Customs invoice||(Pro forma) Invoice for import declaration (customs and statistics) purposes, stating the commercial price, added with the costs for freight, insurance and packing etc., terms of delivery and payment|
|Customs value||Value of goods to be imported for import declaration (customs and statistics) purposes|
|Dangerous Goods||Goods that can be hazardous for health, flight-safety or materials|
|DAP||A C2K key performance indicator: DAP = Delivered as Promised (NFD in full- and on-time statuses are achieved)|
|DEP||A C2K milestone: DEP = cargo and documents departed at airport of origin|
|DGR||Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA)|
|Dimensional Weight (Conversion)||Concept adopted by the transportation industry worldwide as a uniform means of establishing a minimum charge for the cubic space a package occupies; the volume is converted into a (higher) weight / price class|
|DLV||Deliver, Delivered, Delivering|
|DLV||Also, a C2K milestone: DLV = cargo and documents delivered to customer (forwarder)|
|Domestic transport||Transport within a country|
|Door-to-door||Transport from an initial shipper’s house address to a final consignee’s house address|
|Duty||Tax imposed on goods imported from another country|
|EDI||Electronic Data Interchange|
|EDIFACT||Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport; a specific EDI protocol|
|e-Freight||Electronic freight documents project from IATA; e-Freight aims to take the paper out of the air cargo supply chain and -processes and replace it with cheaper, more accurate and more reliable electronic messaging; facilitated by IATA, the project is an industry-wide initiative involving carriers, freight forwarders, ground handlers, shippers and customs authorities|
|Electronic Data Interchange||The interchange of electronic data, structured following an agreed protocol, between the automated information system of different parties|
|Embargo||An embargo on a certain kind of goods means these goods will not be transported by the airline, often for flight-safety reasons|
|Equipment||Materials needed to handle or transport goods|
|ESC||European Shippers’ Council (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|ETA||Estimated Time of Arrival|
|ETD||Estimated Time of Departure|
|Expediting||Forwarding goods (in less than the normal lead time)|
|FAK||Freight All Kinds|
|FAK-Rates||Rates for Freight All Kinds|
|FAP||A C2K key performance indicator: FAP = Flown as Planned (the complete shipment has flown at or before the last planned flight with a maximum 12-hour delay)|
|FCL||Full Container Load|
|FFM||Freight Forwarding Message (electronic)|
|FIATA||International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|Forwarder||Company specialized in providing door-to-airport transport, arranging connecting air transport and/or airport-to-door transport for parcels and consolidations > 75 kg or up to anything that fits in an aircraft; the air transport is generally outsourced to airlines and sometimes aircraft operators or air charter companies|
|Forwarder network||A network existing of different smaller to medium sized forwarding companies all over the world working together|
|Freighter||Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo|
|FSU||Freight Status Update|
|Fuel Surcharge||Surcharge added to the cargo rate to cover the additional costs of increasing fuel-prices; these will generally follow a certain index|
|Full charter||Chartering the full available volume of an aircraft or flight/day|
|Full Container Load||Container fully loaded, generally with goods belonging to one party|
|Full freighter||Aircraft built with the purpose of carrying nothing else than cargo|
|FWB||Electronic air waybill message|
|FWB||Also a C2K milestone: FWB = the shipment is booked at the airline, next an electronic air waybill is generated by agent (forwarder) ; this creates the so-called route map in C2K in which all the steps are followed|
|FYI||For Your Information|
|General Cargo Rates||Rates for all different kinds of cargo, not falling into a specific handling and/or rate category|
|GSA||General Sales Agent|
|GSF||Global Shippers Forum (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|Handling Agent||Agent handling the ramp and/or warehouse cargo operation for an airline|
|Harmonised System||A numeric multi-purpose system for the classification of goods with its six digits covering about 5000 descriptions of the products or groups of products most commonly produced and traded, designed for customs purposes, but can also be used for statistics, transport purposes, export, import and manufacturing; the international convention on the HS was established under auspices of the World Customs Organisation in 1983|
|Haulage||Inland transport of cargo|
|HAWB||House Air Waybill|
|House Air Waybill||The shipment contract between the end-customer and the forwarder (see the page “Forwarding Out” of this website for further purposes and explanation)|
|Hub||Central point in a transport system or network|
|IATA||International Air Transport Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|IATA-Agent||An IATA certified agent|
|ICAL||Inbound Cargo Action List|
|ICAO||International Civil Aviation Organisation (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|ICE||Dry Ice Shipment|
|Inco terms||Internationally agreed set of standard delivery terms|
|Integrator||Carrier integrating different modes of transport to form a door-to-door transport or supply chain; this term mostly refers to the large international express companies whose core business is to carry envelopes and parcels up to 75 kg, often overnight or even same day|
|Intermodal Transport||The movement of cargo in a supply chain by more than one mode of transport; for example, road/air or sea/air transport|
|ISA||If Space Available|
|L/C||Letter of Credit|
|LCL||Less than Container Load|
|Less than Container Load||Container partly filled with goods from one party, or an amount of goods that is not sufficient to fill one container and will therefore likely be consolidated|
|LHO||Living Human Organs / Blood|
|License, import/export||Governmental permit to import / export certain goods under certain conditions|
|Line item||Order line, each line on a packing list or invoice to be declared for customs|
|Load factor||The extent to which the aircraft (weight-, volume-, ULD-) capacity is efficiently utilized (to generate profit)|
|Loose cargo/shipments||Cargo / shipments not loaded on an ULD|
|Lower Deck||The (cargo) deck below the main deck or upper deck of an aircraft|
|Main deck||Upper deck; the (cargo) deck above the lower deck of an aircraft|
|Manifest, flight||Document listing the air waybills and a specification of the related goods carried on a flight|
|Master Air Waybill||The shipment contract between the forwarder and the airline (see the page “Forwarding Out” of this website for further purposes and explanation)|
|MAWB||Master Air Waybill|
|Minimum Rate||Rate to cover the basic costs of carrying a shipment|
|Network Forwarder||A large forwarding company with worldwide branches|
|NFD||A C2K milestone: NFD = cargo and documents ready for pick-up at airline (handler), the customer (forwarder) is notified|
|NND||Notice of Non-Delivery|
|NON-IATA||Airline or agent that is not a member of IATA|
|Nose loading||Loading cargo through the cargo door in the nose of an aircraft|
|Notify address||Address of a party other than the consignee to be notified of arrival of the goods|
|Notify party||Party other than the consignee to be notified of arrival of the goods|
|NOTOC||Notification To Captain; list for the captain of the aircraft with goods carried on board|
|N-Rates||Rates for shipments with weights up to 45 kg|
|NVOCC||Non-Vessel Operating/Owning Cargo Carrier; in case of Air Cargo a Carrier (e.g., a Forwarder or Consolidator) who issues Air Waybills for the carriage of cargo on aircraft which he does not operate or own|
|OAG||Official Airlines Guide|
|Oversized Cargo||Cargo that exceeds the dimensions of an ULD|
|Package||Packed piece of cargo|
|Packing list||A list for customs declaration and consignment purposes stating number and kinds of packages being shipped, totals of gross, legal, and net weights of the packages, marks and numbers on the packages, contents and part-/serial numbers|
|Pallet||A (standardized) platform on which goods can be stacked for transport or warehouse handling purposes|
|Pallet, aircraft||A (standardized) platform on which goods can be stacked for air transport purposes|
|Pallet net||A net used to secure the cargo on the aircraft pallet|
|Part charter||Chartering of a part of the available volume on an aircraft or flight/day|
|Part shipment||Part of a shipment that travels on a different flight and/or day than the rest of the shipment due to available capacity with the airline|
|Payload||The (cargo) load that can be carried by an aircraft (to generate revenue)|
|PFI||Pro Forma Invoice|
|POA||Proof Of Acceptance; legal proof a shipment has been accepted by a party|
|POD||Proof Of Delivery; legal proof a shipment has been delivered by a party|
|POD||Place Of Delivery|
|Pre-alert||Message stating the current and or expected status of the goods|
|Principal||The customer ordering the transport or related services|
|Q-Rates||Rates with a quantity discount|
|RCF||A C2K milestone: RCF = cargo has arrived in the cargo bay at final destination; cargo and airwaybill are administratively received in the system|
|RCS||A C2K milestone: RCS = cargo and documents are received ‘Ready for Carriage’ and accepted by airline (handler)|
|Ready For Carriage||(By Air) The goods are correctly packed and labelled, and customs cleared, with the right documents attached|
|Ready For Transport||(By Road) The goods are correctly packed and labelled, with the right documents attached|
|RFC||Ready For Carriage|
|RFT||Ready For Transport|
|Routing||The path that is (to be) followed by the goods from shipper to consignee|
|SASPO||As Soon As Possible|
|SAWB||Substitute Air Waybill|
|Security Surcharge||Surcharge added to the cargo rate to cover the additional costs of the increasing number of security checks and related administration that are legally required by the authorities|
|Shipper||The person or company that is physically and administratively responsible for shipping the goods; for an airline in most cases a forwarder will be the shipper, for a forwarder the shipper is a third party, for example a trading company, a manufacturer, etc.|
|Shipper’s Letter of Instruction||Document issued by the shipper to instruct and authorize the forwarder to forward and declare goods on his behalf; contains all shipment details needed to facilitate these services|
|Side loading||Loading cargo through a cargo door in the side of an aircraft|
|SLI||Shipper’s Letter of Instruction|
|SSPD||Short Shipped; stayed behind|
|TACT||The Air Cargo Tariff; publication of official airline tariffs|
|TBA||Time Before Arrival|
|TBD||Time Before Departure|
|TIACA||The International Air Cargo Association (see the page “Interest Organisations” of this website also)|
|TILNA||Tilting Not Allowed|
|Time Slot||The agreed time to collect or deliver goods|
|Tonne Kilometre||One tonne (1000 kg or 2204.6 lb) metric flown one kilometre; productivity indicator|
|Tracing||Retrieving (information on) the status of goods and documents|
|Tracking||Regular checking on the status of goods and documents|
|Track & Trace||Automated regular retrieval of (information on) the status of goods and documents and checking these against the agreed norms|
|Transfer cargo||Transfer of cargo from one flight to another|
|Transition / Transit cargo||Transfer of cargo from one flight to another|
|ULD||Unit Load Device|
|ULD, contoured||Unit Load Device shaped to exactly fit in an aircraft|
|Unit Load Device||Standardized air cargo loading equipment (pallet, container)|
|Upper deck||Main deck; the (cargo) deck above the lower deck of an aircraft|
|VAT||Value Added Tax|
|Volume charge||Air transport charge based on the volume of goods instead of the actual weight (see “Dimensional Weight” and “Weight charge” also)|
|Weight charge||Air transport charge based on the actual weight of the goods (see “Dimensional Weight” and “Volume charge” also)|
|Weight & Balance||Management of the weight and allocation of cargo, passengers and fuel for a flight|
|XPS||Priority Small Package|
|Yield management||The process of maximising the contribution (revenue) of the (transport & handling) network, equipment, infrastructure and resources|
A wide variety of aircraft available for international air cargo.
Utilised on domestic routes by Qantas
The A330-200, will uplift approx 14 ton or 61 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)
Utilised by Qantas on domestic air freight routes
The A330-300, will uplift approx 15 ton or 80 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)
Utilised by Qantas on domestic routes
The A320 will uplift 1 ton or approx 3 cubic meters
(subject to weather conditions)
The A321 will uplift 3 ton or 10 cubic meters.
The A330-800 will uplift 20 ton or 68 cubic meters.
BAE 146-300 FREIGHTER (Quiet trader)
The BAE 146 (Quiet trader as it is known)
Will uplift approx 10 ton or 80 cubic meters.
Boeing B737-300 Freighter
The 737 freighter will uplift approx 17 ton or 130 cubic meters.
The 737-800 will uplift approx 3.5 ton or 30 cubic meters.
Boeing B767-300 Freighter
The 767 freighter will uplift 56 ton and 320 cubic meters.
The 787-9 will uplift approx 18 ton or 96 cubic meters.
ULDs are considered an aircraft part and are the only aircraft parts that can be removed from the aircraft and be returned after being handled by unregulated operators, ULD's are considered to directly contribute to flight safety.
Types Of Unit Load Devices Used In Australia
- Type: AKE CONTAINERATA Code: LD3
- Internal Volume: 152 cu. ft. 4.3 mc
- Weight Limit: 1,588 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus
- Type: AAU CONTAINER
- ATA Code: LD29
- Internal Volume: 505 cu. ft. 14.3 mc
- Weight Limit: 4,626 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F
- Type: ALF CONTAINER
- ATA Code: LD6
- Internal Volume: 310 cu. ft. 8.78 mc
- Weight Limit: 3,175 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F,777, Airbus
- Type: AMA CONTAINER
- ATA Code: M1
- Internal Volume: 621 cu. ft. 17.58 mc
- Weight Limit: 6,804 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F
- Type: AMF CONTAINER
- Internal Volume: 516 cu. ft. 14.6 mc
- Weight Limit: 5,035 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus
- Type: P1P, PAG PALLET
- Base: 88″x 125″
- Height: 64″, x 96″,118″
- Weight Limit: 4,626kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747,747F, 777, Airbus
- Type: PEB CONTAINER
- Base: 53″ x 88″
- Height: 84″
- Weight Limit: 1,800kg
(B-HIH -1,300 KG)
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F
- Type: PLA PALLET
- Base: 60.4″x 125″
- Height: 64″
- Weight Limit: 3,175kg
Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus
- Type: PMC, PQP, P6P PALLET
- Size: Base: 96″ x 125″
- Weight Limit: 5,035 kg (LD), 6,804 kg (MD)
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus
- Type: RKN CONTAINER
- ATA Code: LD3
- Internal Volume: 125.41 cu. ft. 3.55 mc
- Weight Limit: Weight: 1,588 kg
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747, 747F, 777, Airbus
- Size: Fitted on PGA 20 ft. Pallet
- Max Width for Lower Car: 81″/ 205 cm
- Max Centre Height for Lower Car: 59″/ 150 cm
- Max Wheel Base: 312 cm
- Weight Limit: 2,500 kg(Upper Car)
9,300 kg c(Max Gross Weight of Pallet)
- Loadable Aircraft Type: 747F Upper Deck
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