Air freight services provide significant advantages in terms of time and cost for the transportation of goods. In fact, it’s generally the fastest option for freight transportation. Air freight also provides a high level of security. Goods shipped by air are much less likely to be damaged or lost in transit than those shipped by other means. This is because there are strict security procedures in place to protect their shipments.

2hm logistics: Air Freight
2hm logistics: Air Freight

What is Air Freight?

Air freight is the transportation of goods by aircraft. This can be done either by chartered flight or by using the cargo capacity of an airline. It is generally the fastest option for freight transportation, but it is also the most expensive.

The main advantage is its speed. Goods can be transported from one end of the world to another in a matter of days, as opposed to weeks or months by sea freight. This makes air transportation an attractive option for businesses that need to move products quickly, that are time-sensitive or perishable.

The main disadvantage on the other hand is its cost. Shipping goods by air is generally more expensive than shipping them by sea due to high fuel costs.


Global Air Transport
Quickly move goods worldwide with our Global Air Transport, offering speed and reliability for reaching international markets.

Charter Operations
Customize your cargo flights with Charter Operations, ideal for specialized shipments that require dedicated transport.

Time Critical Shipments
Ensure on-time delivery for urgent shipments with our Time Critical service, designed for tight deadlines and high-priority freight.

Dangerous Cargo
Safely transport hazardous materials with our Dangerous Cargo service, adhering to strict regulations for secure airborne shipping.

OBC (On Board Courier)
Our OBC service offers personal courier delivery for your most urgent and sensitive items, ensuring direct and secure transport.

AOG (Aircraft on Ground)
Minimize downtime with our AOG service, delivering essential aircraft parts swiftly to keep your operations flying.

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Gašper Potisek

Branch Manager, Air Department

Worldwide Solutions

  • Comprehensive Global Shipping Solutions: Rivaling the capabilities of the largest industry players.
  • Extensive Network: Utilizing strategic partnerships to manage and execute freight forwarding globally.
  • Versatile Cargo Handling: Capable of transporting your cargo across continents and oceans.
  • Seamless Service Delivery: Leveraging our logistics expertise to ensure efficient, uninterrupted supply chain movement.

Import/ Export: Europe

  • Streamlined Import and Export Activities: Designed to ensure fast and reliable air freight delivery across Europe.
  • Strategic Bases and Expertise: Leveraging extensive knowledge of local air transport regulations and customs to simplify complexities.
  • Specialized Cargo Handling: Ideal for urgent pharmaceuticals and time-sensitive automotive parts.
  • Precision and Speed: Goods are moved with meticulous care, minimizing downtime and maximizing efficiency.

2hm logistics is IATA Certified

At 2HM Logistics, our dedication to excellence is not just a promise—it’s certified. Our array of prestigious certifications includes:

  • IATA
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • AEO

Intermodal Solutions for Project Cargo

At 2HM Logistics, we offer intermodal solutions for project cargo that combine different transportation methods to save you money and extend our reach. For example, we can truck your cargo overnight to an airport where we get better rates. This method is cost-effective and ensures your cargo is delivered on time and in good condition. Our services are flexible and cover every step of your cargo’s journey.

2hm logistics: Air Freight
2hm logistics: Air Freight

Rapid Response Air Freight Solutions

Understanding the critical importance of speed in air freight, we are committed to providing swift and efficient service tailored to meet your deadlines. We recognize that time is often of the essence, which is why our operations are geared towards fast response times and a proactive approach. Our expert logistics team works diligently to secure the best rates without compromising on speed or reliability. Whether it’s urgent shipments or regular freight needs, trust us to deliver promptly and efficiently, keeping your business moving forward.

What are Benefits of Choosing Air Freight Services?

There are several benefits of choosing air freight services, including:

  1. Speed – Air freight is the fastest option for freight transportation. Goods can be transported from one end of the world to another in a matter of days, as opposed to weeks or months by sea freight.
  2. Cost – Shipping goods by air is generally more expensive than shipping them by sea. This is because of the high fuel costs associated and special checks. However, the speed of air freight often makes it a more cost-effective option for businesses that need to move products quickly. Costs are also affected by the season and availability of space.
  3. Security – Air freight is a good option for transporting goods that require a high level of security. 
  4. Flexibility – Air freight services offer a high degree of flexibility in terms of schedules and locations. This makes it an ideal option for businesses that need to transport goods on a tight schedule or to remote locations.

What Are Disadvantages Of Air Freight?

There are some disadvantages of air freight, including:

  1. High cost – The high cost of fuel makes air freight one of the most expensive options for shipping goods.
  2. Security checks – In cases of shipping special cargo a security check may occur, which can drive shipping cost higher. Since in these situations some special techniques are being used. However, this procedure is random and not very likely to happen.
  3. Limited capacity – There is a limited amount of space available on aircraft for cargo, which can make it difficult to transport large shipments by air.
  4. Environmental impact – Airfreight has a significant impact on the environment due to the emissions released by aircraft. This is something that is becoming increasingly important as businesses look for ways to reduce their environmental impact.

Air Solutions for Every Industry

Almost any type of industry can be accommodated in air transport, including:

Transport & Logistics: Efficient global delivery and logistics solutions.

Aerospace & Defense: Transport of aviation and defense technologies.

Freight solutions for cars, vehicle parts & assemblies. 

Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals:  Shipping of chemicals and health products.

Consumer Goods & Electronics: Electronics, apparel, & consumer products.

Construction & Real Estate: Building materials & construction equipment.

Energy & Utilities:
Logistics for oil, gas, and renewable energy sectors.

Food & Beverage: Reliable delivery of perishable goods & beverages.

Industrial Manufacturing: Heavy machinery & industrial components.

Mining & Metals: Shipping solutions for mining equipment & metal products.

Retail & Hospitality: Supply chain services for retail & hospitality supplies.

While the industries listed above showcase our core capabilities, our air freight services are not limited to these sectors alone. Our team is ready to tailor a logistics solution that fits your exact needs, ensuring safe and timely delivery every time.

Air Freight Rates

At 2hm logistics we pride ourselves with variety of rates across whole Europe thanks to our proactive approach. Our competitive pricing is based on a variety of factors including weight, size, distance, urgency, and any special handling requirements. We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and provide them with an accurate quote for their air freight shipment.

Comprehensive Global Reach and Intermodal Capabilities

At 2HM Logistics, we go beyond conventional air freight services to offer you extensive worldwide coverage and versatile intermodal options. Our ability to ship from anywhere to anywhere ensures that no destination is out of reach, whether it’s a major global hub or a remote location. We integrate air freight with other transport modes like sea, rail, and road to provide you with the most efficient and cost-effective shipping solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Our global network, combined with local expertise, allows us to manage the logistics of your cargo seamlessly across borders.

How Much Does Air Freight Cost?

Air freight services provide significant advantages in terms of time and cost for the transportation of goods. 

Our prices are very competitive; with connections all around the world. We will make sure your goods will travel by the fastest and most economical route to your destination.

To find out how much it will cost to air freight your goods, please contact us with the details of your shipment.

What Is CBM And How Do You Calculate It?

CBM is the abbreviation for “cubic meters.” It is a unit of measurement used to calculate the volume of cargo. To calculate the CBM of your shipment, you need to know the dimensions of the cargo in meters.

Cargo Length x Width x Height = CBM

provide an example, let’ say you have a box 2 meters long, 2 meters wide and 2 meters high. Based on these information we know that volume is 2 x 2 x 2 = 8 m³.

If you need to ship three boxes, the total CBM of your cargo would be 8 m³ x 3 = 24 m³.

What is chargeable weight and how to calculate it?

Chargeable weight in air freight is a critical calculation that helps determine shipping costs. It is based on the greater of two factors: the actual weight of the cargo or its volumetric (dimensional) weight. This approach addresses the relationship between the cargo’s space and weight. For instance, you might have a shipment that isn’t very large but is extremely heavy.

In such cases, the actual weight could exceed the volumetric weight, significantly impacting the capacity of an aircraft. This method ensures that carriers can manage payloads efficiently and maintain profitability, as very heavy but compact items would otherwise cost the same to transport as lighter, bulkier items. Understanding how to calculate and optimize chargeable weight can help you plan more cost-effective shipments and avoid unexpected freight charges.

What is the difference between air freight and air cargo?

Airfreight is the term used when shipping goods by air. Air cargo, on the other hand, refers to the actual shipment that is delivered through the aircraft. 

Air cargo can be either chartered or scheduled. Chartered cargo is flown on a specifically commissioned flight, while scheduled cargo uses the regular cargo capacity of an airline.

What are main types of air cargo?

There are three main types of air cargo: express, general, perishable and dangerous.

  • Express/ Time Critical Air Cargo – Express air cargo is the fastest and most expensive type. It is used for shipments that need to be delivered quickly and require a high level of security.
  • General Air Cargo – General air Cargo is used for shipments that do not need to be delivered quickly and do not require a high level of security. 
  • Perishable Air Cargo – Perishable air cargo is used for shipments that need to be kept at a certain temperature, such as food or flowers.
  • Dangerous Cargo – Dangerous cargo is any type of shipment that may be harmful to people, animals, or the environment. This type of cargo requires special handling and packaging.

How Long Does it take to deliver Air Cargo?

The time it takes to deliver air cargo depends on the destination. Generally, air cargo is delivered more quickly than ground transportation.

To find out how long it will take to air freight your goods, please contact us with the details of your shipment.

Important Information

Customs Clearance

Official authorization for cargo entry/exit.​

Weight Measurement

Essential for calculating freight transportation costs.


We are a member of many logistics networks.


2hm logistics is IATA certified.

How 2HM Logistics will help streamline your air freight needs

  • IATA Certification: Our status as an IATA-certified freight forwarder allows us to handle your shipments with the highest industry standards.
  • Special Rates at LJU Airport: We leverage our strategic position and relationships to secure special pricing at LJU airport.
  • Proactive Cost Management: Our proactive approach enables us to secure competitive rates and develop cost-effective solutions.
  • Innovative Logistics: We regularly employ out-of-the-box thinking to deliver custom solutions that save time and reduce costs.
  • Specialized Capabilities: Our expertise in handling sensitive shipments, including military and arms and weapons, sets us apart in a field where many shy away.
  • Comprehensive Network: We connect multiple airports efficiently, ensuring seamless service for complex logistical needs.

Related Questions​

The best way to track your air cargo shipment is to contact us as we’re tracking it’s position for you. Since online tracking services can fail to update their data, we’re able to give you information from real time.

Air freight security procedures are designed to ensure the safety of goods being transported by air. These procedures typically include the use of security seals, tamper-evident packaging, and tracking devices.

An air freight forwarder is a company that specializes in the transport of goods by air. They typically have contracts with multiple airlines, which gives them access to a wide range of shipping options.

An air waybill is a document that accompanies goods being shipped by air. It includes information on the sender, recipient, and other details about the shipment.

Why 2hm logistics

  • Full-Service Logistics: Providing logistics services across all modes of transport. Covering your whole logistics agenda.
  • Certified Excellence: Holding ISO 14001, ISO 9001, AEO, HACCP and IATA certifications.
  • Transparent Pricing: What we quote is what we build. No hidden fees or last-minute additions.
  • Part of Neele-Vat Family: Thanks to partial acquisition, we offer an expanded European network and support of a strong partner.
  • Port of Koper: Headquatered at the key European gateway providing fiscal representation and robust rail network.
  • Personalized Support: Dedicated account manager ensures a uniquely personal touch, beyond the usual broad approach.
  • Local and Logistical Expertise: Deep understanding of regional logistics and customs, along with profound industry knowledge.
  • Warehouse Solutions: Over 9,000 m² of warehousing facilities with value added services.