What to Expect when Using Cargo Shipping Services

To help you get a better idea of what to expect when shipping your goods, we’ve come up with this informative post.

Date: 10/27/2009

If you’ve never used cargo shipping services before, you might not know what to expect, and you probably have a lot of questions. What do I need to do as a shipper? Will the cargo shipping company complete my paperwork and documentation for me? Which shipping method should I use? The list goes on and on.

At Amerijet, we’ve been in the cargo shipping industry for 30 years. To help you get a better idea of what to expect when shipping your goods, we’ve come up with this informative post.

  • Preparing your shipment—As the shipper, it’s your responsibility to package your shipment, label as necessary, and complete all required documentation. Of course, you’ll probably have a few questions along the way. That’s okay. Amerijet’s team of shipping experts is happy to answer all of your questions. We can even help you complete the required documentation to get your shipment to its destination. • Understanding the classification of your shipment—It’s also the shipper’s responsibility to properly package and label your shipment according to its classification. For example, shipping hazardous materials requires special labeling, the right packaging, and proper documentation that meets federal and international regulations. Always give an accurate description of your shipment to the cargo shipping company so they can handle it properly.
  • Choosing a shipping method—The cargo shipping company will ask you how you want to ship your goods. An array of options is available, so let’s take them one at a time. First, there are air freight services. This is best for getting your items to their destination as quickly as possible. Trucking services are available for shipping goods domestically in the U.S. and Canada (available in other countries by request).


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