Air Freight to USA

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It is common for American corporations to do business with companies in other countries and increase the volume of ocean and air freight to USA. American firms operate on a worldwide basis, from Europe to Asia. Because of their favorable trade and business regulations and less time-consuming customs processes, certain countries are more popular than others. However, because rules change often, the volume of commerce between countries might also change.

With approximately $5.6 trillion in exports and imports of goods and services in 2019, the United States is the world’s largest trading country. The United States has trade agreements with over 200 countries, territories, and regional organizations throughout the world.

The United States is the world’s greatest importer of products. In 2021, the United States imported $3.5 trillion in products from throughout the world, decreasing 1.6 percent ($40.2 billion) from the previous year. China was the most important provider of products to the US, accounting for 18% of total imports. China ($752 billion), Mexico ($158 billion), Canada ($419 billion), Japan ($244 billion), and Germany ($228 billion) were the top five providers of U.S. goods imports in 2021. 

Air Freight to USA Services
Air freight to USA services include express, standard, and deferred air cargo services. The urgency of your product delivery will most likely determine the air service you choose.
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Air Express

If you choose Express service, your goods will be loaded onto an airplane and flown directly to their final destination. Express is the most expensive flight option.

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Standard Service

If your commodities are being sent by Standard service, they will most likely stop at one or two terminals to change planes or be loaded or unloaded with other cargo. The Standard service is the most common air service.

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Deferred Service

If your shipment is sent using Deferred air transportation, it will make many stops along the road before arriving at its final destination. Despite being less expensive than express air service, deferred air service is still more expensive than shipping LCL.

Major Cargo Airports in The USA
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Memphis International Airport (MEM)

Memphis International is a cargo-only airport, dedicated to air freight to USA. While it isn’t even in the top 50 for passenger traffic, it is the busiest cargo airport in the United States, and second only to Hong Kong’s 4.9 million metric tons in the world. What is the source of the volume? This airport  processes over 180,000 packages per hour and generates over 400 flights per day.

The airport has four runways, is spread out across 3,900 acres, and has 1 million square feet of cargo space. It’s conveniently placed near the Port of Memphis, which, owing to the Mississippi River, is the country’s second-largest inland port.

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Anchorage International Airport (ANC)

The passenger traffic in ANC is significantly lower than in Memphis. However, with around 80% of Asian airfreight imports passing through Anchorage, it’s no surprise that ANC is the world’s fifth busiest cargo airport, offering air freight to USA services. Carriers benefit from advantageous US Department of Transportation cargo transfer restrictions, as well as being the nearest US city to North Asia (a quick 6 to 7-hour trip). The fact that planes may take off and land at any time is also beneficial. Because more than 80% of Alaska is inaccessible by road, most products headed for the state, whether arriving by air, land, or sea, are transported to ANC to be loaded aboard planes large and small.

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Louisville International Airport (SDF)

Louisville International Airport is a 5.2 million-square-foot facility capable of processing over 400,000 shipments per hour, largely for domestic destinations, is located in Louisville. The airport is close to three Class 1 railroads and two inland ports along the Ohio River, in addition to good highway infrastructure. Three runways are in this 1,500 acres airport, which is located in the heart of the city. Despite its small size compared to some of the other airports on this list, it is the world’s seventh busiest cargo airport.

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Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Because LAX serves the Greater Los Angeles area, the world’s third largest urban economy (after Tokyo and New York, with a combined economy of $770 billion), it’s no surprise that the airport is a significant worldwide gateway for cargo and passengers (it’s the US’s second busiest passenger airport, after Atlanta, GA). Furthermore, LAX is only 25 miles from the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest port in the United States. It is the world’s 13th busiest freight airport. However, when combined with Ontario International Airport, 55 miles to the east, and San Diego International Airport, 125 miles to the south, LAX becomes the world’s fourth busiest cargo airport; on this ranking, it is placed 2nd.

LAX is a 3,500-acre airport with four parallel runways. Carriers and 3PL providers have access to over 20 specialized cargo facilities with a total capacity of 2.1 million ft2. Around or near the airport, an additional 4 million ft2 of freight capacity is also available. The airport’s closeness to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as well as its road and rail infrastructure, makes it an important part of a worldwide, multi-modal hub.

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Miami International Airport (MIA)

MIA handles more Latin American freight than any other airport in the United States, accounting for 83 percent of all air imports and 79 percent of all US air exports to the area. It also handles more worldwide freight than any other airport in the United States, according to the airport.

MIA is a 3,300-acre airport with four runways and 3.4 million square feet of warehouse, office, and service space, including 445,000 square feet of refrigerated warehouses.


The United States is the world‘s largest market for maritime shipping. In 2021, the total volume of maritime shipping to the United States reached 1,349 million tons, an increase of 3.6% over 2020. The top five ports in the United States by volume of maritime shipping are New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Norfolk, and Baltimore.

The United States is also the world‘s largest importer in maritime shipping, with a total import volume of 1,167 million tons in 2021. The top five ports in the United States by volume of maritime imports are New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Charleston, and Long Beach.

The United States is the world‘s largest exporter in maritime shipping, with a total export volume of 182 million tons in 2021. The top five ports in the United States by volume of maritime exports are Houston, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, South Louisiana, and Corpus Christi.

In 2021, air freight to the United States grew by 3.5 percent compared to 2020. This growth is attributed to an increase in global trade and the expansion of e–commerce. The top commodities shipped by air to the United States include electronic products, machinery, and apparel.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), air freight demand reached 62.5 million tons in 2021. This demand is driven by the continued growth of the global economy and the expansion of e–commerce. The top destinations for air freight to the United States include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami.

Our Services

We offer ocean freight shipping services that cover the entire container freight transportation process including:

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Pick up and delivery
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Land transportation
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Ocean freight transportation
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Customs clearance
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Rules & Regulations

The rules and regulations of shipping to the United States are governed by the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). All shipments entering the United States must be declared and presented to CBP for inspection. The shipper is responsible for ensuring that the shipment complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

CBP enforces a wide range of laws and regulations pertaining to the importation of goods into the United States. These laws and regulations are designed to protect the health and safety of the American public, to ensure the fair and orderly flow of commerce, and to revenue. Some of the laws and regulations that apply to shipments entering the United States include the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Act, and the Endangered Species Act.

In order to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, CBP requires that all shipments be properly documented and that accurate and complete declaration be filed with CBP. In addition, CBP may require that certain shipments be accompanied by a license, permit, or other documentation.

Import & Export to/from UAE

The United States is the world’s largest economy and it imports and exports more goods and services than any other country. Imports to the United States totaled $2.4 trillion in 2018, while exports totaled $2.5 trillion. The United States has a trade surplus with more than 100 countries.

The top five trading partners of the United States are China, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Germany. The United States is the world’s largest importer and exporter of goods and services. In 2018, the United States imported $2.4 trillion in goods and services. The United States has a trade deficit with more than 100 countries.

In 2022, the United States will continue to be a major player in the global economy, with import and export activity expected to remain strong. The nation‘s vast market and well–developed infrastructure make it an attractive destination for foreign businesses, while its ample resources and skilled workforce make it a major player in global trade. The United States is expected to continue to run a trade surplus in 2022, as it has in recent years. This surplus is driven by strong demand for American goods and services abroad, particularly in Asia.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States have a strong trade relationship. The UAE is the 16th–largest trading partner of the United States. In 2017, two–way trade between the UAE and the United States totaled $54.6 billion. The UAE is a leading market for U.S. exports in the Middle East and North Africa region. The United States is the largest foreign investor in the UAE. The UAE is also an important partner in the fight against terrorism.

The United States and the UAE have a Free Trade Agreement in place that eliminates tariffs, quotas, and other trade barriers on industrial and agricultural goods. The agreement also provides for increased cooperation on intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.

Banned Products

The United States has a long history of banning the import of certain products deemed to be harmful or offensive. These banned products include things like child labor–produced goods, drugs, and weapons. More recently, the US has also banned the import of products that contain certain chemicals or that are made from endangered animals. The bans on these products are typically enforced by US Customs and Border Protection, which has the authority to seize and destroy any banned products that are found at US ports of entry.

In some cases, the US may also impose financial penalties on companies that attempt to import banned products. The purpose of these bans is to protect US consumers from potentially harmful products and to conserve endangered resources. However, some argue that these bans are unfair to businesses and consumers alike and that they can lead to higher prices and less choice in the marketplace.

Documents & Customs Clearance

The customs clearance process in the United States of America is a process that is required in order for goods to be imported into the country. This process is overseen by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, and it involves the submission of documentation and the payment of fees in order to clear goods for import. The process can be complex, and it is important to ensure that all requirements are met in order to avoid delays or other problems. In general, the customs clearance process begins with the filing of an import declaration, which is followed by the payment of any duties and taxes that are due.

The goods will then be inspected by Customs and Border Protection, and a release will be issued if everything is in order. The importer will then be responsible for arranging for the transport of the goods to their final destination. The customs clearance process can be time-consuming and complicated, but it is essential for ensuring that goods are imported into the United States in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

The documents needed for cargo customs clearance in the USA are

1. A Bill of Lading (B/L)
2. A Commercial Invoice
3. A Packing List
4. A Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI)

The Bill of Lading is the most important document and is required for all shipments. It is a contract between the shipper and the carrier and includes all the information about the shipment. The other documents are also required and help to provide more details about the shipment, such as what is being shipped, who is shipping it, and where it is going.

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