Air Cargo Agent

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Definition: Air Cargo Agent

Air cargo is the property which is carried in an aircraft. It comprises air freight, air expenses and airmail. Cargos are transported through three kinds of aircrafts:


• Passenger aircraft- These aircrafts use spare volume (belly) to keep the cargo and this space is not used for passenger luggage. This practice is commonly known as Belly Cargo.

• Cargo aircraft- These are the aircrafts used specifically for transporting cargos.

• Combi Aircraft- These aircraft carries cargo on the main deck behind the passenger’s area.


An air cargo agent is a person responsible for all the logistical aspects of the transporting parcels or materials, including scheduling, packing, documentation, tracking, customs clearance, compliance, and communication to clients and negotiating on behalf of the clients for the best pricing and terms.


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