Fast & Reliable: International Airfreight

As your trusted air freight forwarder, our dedicated airfreight team can provide you with a selection of airfreight services including standard, express and even charter options to suit your needs. With access to over 300+ forwarding partner offices and our unmatched local expertise, we provide tailored airfreight quotes with the best service available.

  • We are IATA Accredited
  • Multiple service options through our global network
  • Cargo insurance available for added protection

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AirFreight Features

Our AirFreight Services in Australia

Shipping for All Sizes

Whether shipping standard palletised items or bulky shipments, our team can create tailor-made solutions.

Import and Export from Major Airports

We work with over 70+ airlines to provide coverage globally.

100% In-House Customs Clearance

Our experienced in-house team of licensed customs brokers can navigate all the complexities of airfreight customs compliance.

Our team can charter entire freight aircrafts for larger, complex shipments (like this one).

Specialist Knowledge & Experience

As a leading air freight forwarder, ICE boasts a dedicated team of airfreight specialists with decades of combined experience.

Airfreight Insurance Available

Protect your cargo on its journey with a range of insurance options available.

Quotes That Work

Receive tailored door-to-door airfreight quotes that work for your individual business requirements.

Free Trade Agreement Advice

Receive advice from our team on tariff concessions and Free Trade Agreements.


Experts in International Airfreight and Your Air Freight Forwarder

With over 35+ years of experience, our team have developed relationships with the best airfreight carriers to move your goods in or out of the country. Our customs brokers can provide professional advice on all import requirements such as import permits, mandatory treatments or whether the imported items are subject to mandatory safety or information standards.

If your goods require special attention or you are looking to transport dangerous cargo,  you can rely on our experienced team to guide you through the entire process ensuring your peace of mind.


FAQ Section

AirFreight FAQ

How long does airfreight take?

Shipment times depend on where your cargo is coming from and where it is headed.

Roughly, you can expect:

  • 1 to 3 days from China to Australia
  • 3 to 5 days from Europe to Australia
  • 2 to 4 days from the US to Australia
  • 1 to 2 days from Australia to NZ

You can request a quote now for a more up-to-date shipment time.

How much does airfreight cost?

Airfreight is the fastest method to ship your goods internationally, however, it is considerably more expensive.

Airfreight is charged by volumetric ratio, that is, the calculation regarding the weight AND space your cargo occupies on the aircraft. You can use our Chargeable Weight Calculator for an estimate, however, we recommend you request a quote for an accurate costing as a number of factors can affect airfreight charges – fuel rates, airport fees, customs clearance or any special equipment required to transport your cargo.

Airfreight is the fastest method to ship your goods internationally, however, it can be more expensive. If your cargo is urgent or time-sensitive, we recommend shipping via airfreight. Otherwise, sea freight is more cost-efficient and suitable for larger consignments, heavy bulky items or dangerous goods.

What is the minimum quantity for shipping via air?

There are no minimum cargo requirements however if your shipment is particularly small (less than 100kg) a courier service may be more suitable.

Are there any load restrictions?

Cargo can be shipped in a unit load device (ULD), as a palletised shipment, or as loose cargo when shipping via airfreight. The maximum dimensions for standard palletised airfreight is 2.44m x 3.15m x 1.60m. You can certainly transport longer or wider cargo, but this is subject to airline acceptance and ad hoc pricing would be required.

Recommended: Packing Cargo for Airfreight: How to Prepare Your Shipment.

When the new Sydney Airport open?

Sydney is set to inaugurate its second airport in 2026. Unlike the existing Mascot international airport, the Western Sydney International Airport (Nancy-Bird Walton) will operate 24/7 without curfew restrictions, offering more flexibility and expanding airfreight options to importers and exporters in Sydney.

How we can help you

International Freight Services in Australia

Tap into our global network of airfreight carriers for quick delivery of your goods.

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Take advantage of our efficient and reliable sea freight solutions for both FCL and LCL.

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Get expert customs advice and partner with us for all your customs clearance needs.

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Expert coordination in complex projects. We handle unique, heavy, out-of-gauge, and bulk cargo end-to-end.

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We select the best transport modes and storage options to suit your requirements.

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We Consult. We Plan. We Deliver.

  • CONSULT – We discuss your specific needs.
  • PLAN – We develop a bespoke tailored plan that is cost-effective & efficient.
  • DELIVER – We manage your shipment and keep you updated from beginning to end.