How to reduce shipping cost of imported goods for air freight in Nigeria

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Shipping cost is one of the factors that scare importers especially when sending goods through air, Airliner operator charges goods according to the weight of the items on the scale. The measured weight of the goods is what the importers will pay for. The chargeable weight by the airliner can either be in kilogram or pound depending on the country of origin.

Importers are always conscious of the weight of the goods because it will determine the shipping cost from ports of origin. Therefore, importer should be aware of ways to reduce the shipping cost.

ways to reduce shipping cost for air freight in Nigeria  1. Reduce Shipping cost through proper packaging of Items

       The way consignment is packed can reduced the shipping cost of the items. The airliner can decide to use Volumetric weight instead of actual weight of the items, This can occur if the Volumetric weight is greater than the actual weight. You may ask the question "what is Volumetric weight?" It is formula use to know the space an item will occupy in the cargo plane. The formula is length x width x height divide by 6000. A well packaged goods will prevent Volumetric weight to exceed the actual weight in most cases. Example, if an importer has 3 packages with the same weight. the three packages  will occupy more space compare to when it is packed in one pack.

2. Reduce Shipping cost by engaging the services of  Freight Forwarding Company

     To send your goods to Nigeria, you will need the services of a freight forwarder. Freight Forwarder understands the best shipping company to use in order to maximize profit for the importer. It is always depend on the quantity of the items with weight. One of the aspect that freight forwarder can assist is in the area of packaging.

Are you thinking of shipping soon and you need real time assistance on how to reduce your shipping cost? You can talk to a freight expert to further assist you.

Follow Michael Adewale:

International Freight Forwarder, Shipping Consultant and Customs Clearing Agent

He is Chief Executive Officer at Distinctcushy Global Freight Forwarding Company Limited, an International Freight forwarding company and Customs Clearing Broker in Lagos, Nigeria. He loves integrity and value honesty with importers and Exporters in Nigeria and abroad.

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