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BGI specializes in air freight transportation with the best cargo carriers for companies looking for value-added solutions.

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If you’re searching for a forwarder that offers great air freight rates, reliable shipping and logistics services, customer care, and great communication we can help.

BGI is a licensed member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) in addition to being an IAC (Indirect Air Carrier).

We have been providing professional and reliable consolidated global air freight forwarding and transportation services to companies shipping cargo by air internationally for over 20 years.

That means BGI has the knowledge and experience to get your air freight where you need it, on time, the first time.

We only work with top carriers with a proven track record of reliability.


When it comes to international air freight shipping, companies require great communication, access to shipment tracking, and timely critical updates.

Customer service and problem-solving are what we do, just take a look at our customer testimonials.

Communication is a key component of quality service, and for that, you want the expert air freight forwarders at BGI to handle your company’s time-sensitive cargo shipments.

Don’t settle for a freight forwarder that is either not aligned with your needs or can’t provide the level of communication you require.

If you are not getting the type of logistics service that you need, it may be time to change forwarders.

BGI’s extensive network of international logistics agents gives us the ability to offer competitive door-to-door air freight rates, and Customs brokerage services that you can count on for transparent and innovative logistics solutions to get your air cargo to or from nearly any destination worldwide.

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 “The most important factor in working with a freight forwarder is reliable information on a timely basis. That is what we received in all our dealings with BGI.”

– Scott Tag and Label 


Services provided:

  • Consolidated air freight services
  • Airport to airport
  • Door to door
  • Dangerous goods
  • Government regulations
  • Customs clearance and requirements
  • Proper documentation
  • Security initiatives and stringent compliance guidelines


  • Significantly reduces shipping time
  • Conducive to greater inventory control for just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing
  • Helpful for greater inventory control for stocking
  • Lower shipping costs (for certain commodities)


1. Booking and Quotation:

The first step in air freight shipping is getting a quote from the freight forwarder. This involves providing details about the cargo such as its weight, dimensions, nature, and destination. The freight forwarder will then provide a quote based on these details.

2. Documentation:

Proper documentation is crucial in air freight shipping. This includes a commercial invoice, a packing list, and a shipper’s letter of instruction (SLI) that should be provided by your forwarder. The commercial invoice provides details about the goods and their value, the packing list provides details about the packaging, and the SLI provides instructions to the freight forwarder.

3. Pickup and Warehousing:

Once the booking is confirmed and the documentation is complete, the cargo is picked up from the shipper and transported to the freight forwarder’s warehouse. Here, the cargo is inspected, and its weight and dimensions are verified.

4. Consolidation and Loading:

At the warehouse, the cargo is consolidated with other shipments going to the same destination. It is then loaded onto pallets or into containers, ready for transport to the airport.

5. Customs Clearance:

Before the cargo can be loaded onto the plane, it must clear customs. This involves checking the documentation and inspecting the cargo to ensure it complies with all regulations.

6. Air Transport:

Once the cargo clears customs, it is loaded onto the plane and transported to the destination country. The freight forwarder will provide a house airway bill (HAWB) which serves as a receipt for the cargo and a contract for its transportation.

7. Arrival and Delivery:

Upon arrival at the destination, the cargo goes through customs clearance again. Once cleared, it is delivered to the consignee.

8. Tracking:

Throughout the entire process, the shipper can track the shipment using the HAWB number. Most freight forwarders provide online tracking systems that provide real-time updates on the cargo’s status.


BGI employs a cutting-edge transportation management platform that is a fully customizable personalized dashboard putting you in control of the data that matters most to you.




Contact customer support at 800-987-4244 to find out more about our international air freight forwarding services


International Air-Import

Feel secure in knowing that you have a dedicated and experienced team of air import specialists working for you. When you need personal service and a commitment to the success of your business choose BGI for your air import shipments into the U.S.

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International Air-Export

When exporting via air freight, go with the most knowledgeable and experienced team of professionals in international air freight forwarding. BGI Worldwide Logistics provides air export services from virtually any airport in the U.S. In a time crunch? Exporting via air will get your cargo there as quickly as possible.

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