As a company we were founded in 1990, and since then we have been working every day to provide quality and affordable service to our customers. Kokusai Express Japan stays motivated through passion challenge. We are always searching for new ways to stay competitive and rise above the competition. One of the ways to do that is being one of the best air freight forwarders on the market.

Nagao Shrine at sunset
Being an air freight forwarder based in Japan has a lot of advantages.

In the 21st century, it is very important to be a part of globalization. Everywhere around us people are staying connected, reaching out more and welcoming other cultures. This is very important for Japan, our home country. Our culture isn’t so present around the globe. It can also sometimes be perceived as being closed up and unwelcoming to strangers.

This new age is changing all of that, and a bigger influence of Japan to the world and vice versa is more than notable. One of the biggest influences is the use of English. Many young people consider this to be a normal part of their education, and the signs around the cities are following the new way. This change is especially obvious in the logistics.

Being set in Japan gives us a lot of advantage, having in mind the geographical position and the technological development of our country. Using this, and the effects of globalization, we successfully operate around the globe. Kokusai Express offers a variety of services, such as moving help and warehousing assistance. But one thing that is particularly important to our customers is that we are also air freight forwarders.

What are air freight forwarders?

Air freight forwarders are responsible for transporting freight by air. Sometimes, forwarders are the same as consolidators, although in many cases, smaller forwarders don’t own their own aircraft. Forwarders use both charter or commercial flights to transport the goods anywhere in the world. The company you hire needs to be reputable and reliable because there are many different stages to air transport.

It isn’t always easy to put the faith of your goods into someone else’s hands, but that is exactly the point of freight forwarding. The company you choose takes care of every step of the process. They are responsible for everything and you agree with them on the paying method you are going to use. You can pay before you receive your cargo, trusting them that they will deliver. Or, you can agree to pay upon delivery, in which case the freight forwarding company trust you that you will pay the amount in full when you receive the goods.

If you include your respective banks and letters of credit, you can make sure that both parties are protected. In order to make the best out of every transaction, make sure to choose an air forwarding company you can trust. Build long and steady relationships, based on truth, and business will be done in good faith.

What are the advantages of air freight shipping?

Besides air transport, there are other ways to get your goods from one part of the world to another, such as the sea, roads, rails etc. Kokusai Express offers all of these services. So, why would you choose this type of transportation? Let’s see what are the advantages of this type of transport:

  • Air freight forwarding is definitely the fastest way to get your cargo from one place to another
  • It is the only option for certain time-sensitive shipments.
  • You can reach the most remote corners of the world by plane.
  • Cargo has to go through a strict check, so there is no place of manipulation and your cargo will be in less danger.
  • Air freight forwarders offer you to be a part of international trade from anywhere in the world and to transport your product to different places.
  • It can easily be combined with other forms of transport for the most quality service.
Cargo containers - here are the advantages of hiring air freight forwarders.
As you can tell, air freight forwarding is the best way to ship your goods.

What are the limitations of air freight transport?

Although using  air freight forwarders offers you a lot of benefits, there are some things you need to have in mind. One of them is that air freight is the most expensive form of transport. That is why, although it is very beneficial it isn’t the most popular one – sea freight is. Also, due to the high pressures reached, certain things aren’t allowed to be transported by air. This list of things is known as dangerous goods, and it includes mostly gas explosives and poisons. You can read more about the dangerous goods you can’t bring in a plane on our website.

When do I need to hire air freight forwarders?

Air freight is the best option in various cases. The first one is when you have goods that require special attention and need to be transported as soon as possible. There is no faster way to transport cargo than using the services of freight forwarders by air. This is also the best option if your cargo has to travel far away and to reach a remote island or continent.

Packages for transport
Being a client of Kokusai Express means leaving headaches behind and letting us do all the work for you.

Hiring air freight forwarders is also important for the businesses trying to have a global impact and compete on an international level. Using this kind of transport enables them to reach their goals faster and to expand their business beyond they have ever imagined.

But, many people choose to go the easy way because it can be daunting to embark on the journey of international trade. That is why you should consider hiring Kokusai Express. We have a lot of experience and we offer our customers support in every part of the process. For our clients, we are not a courier service to hire, but their partners. We are here to help you reach your goals. If you have any questions, you can contact our customer service and ask anything you want.

What can air freight forwarders do for me?

When doing business, the most important thing is how you choose your partners. Have in mind that there are many options out there, but not all of them are good. Not many companies can achieve this level of quality service, but in general, this is what Air Freight Forwarders can do.

People boarding a plane
Air freight forwarding is great for business owners that are looking to expand their influence.

First of all, a reputable air freight forwarding company can save you a lot of things. They will, immediately, save your time. In the long run, using a reputable company that does what you agreed with them, will save you money. They can help you increase your business. But, most of all, they will save you a lot of headaches. What you are paying them for is taking care of the papers, partners, documents, fees, legalities, and insurance claims. And if they are a good company, they will do exactly that.

Another thing they contribute is their knowledge and skills. If you wisely use all the assets the company has, you can learn a lot. They have vast experience and are willing to share it with you. If you hire a respectable and reputable moving company, such as Kokusai Express, you will not just get someone to transport your goods from point A to point B. You will get someone who will be a partner in expanding your business in any way possible.

What else do I need to know about transport by air?

In addition to what we have previously mentioned, you need to keep in mind that air transport is very complex and requires a lot of paperwork. Beyond this, in order to make the most out of it, you need to have a lot of knowledge about customs, different laws and regulations, particular needs of certain items, and the best routes for cargo forwarding.

A plane - there are some more things you should know about air freight forwarders
Use the advantages of air freight and hire reliable air freight forwarders to transport your cargo.

Another thing you should know about air freight forwarders is that they don’t move the freight itself. The role of a freight forwarder is to connect the dots and acts an intermediary between everyone involved in the transport, starting with the shipper and moving to different transport companies, customs, governments, and other freight forwarders if necessary. Their job is to facilitate the transport from point A to point B, ensuring that their clients receive the best prices, the fastest routes, and the best service.

This is why it is very important to choose a company that has well-established connections, partnerships, and relations to other companies and entities responsible for your cargo. This will play a huge role in pricing, negotiation, possible delays, and challenges.

What makes Kokusai Express different than other companies on the market?

One thing you should know about Kokusai Express is that we offer every service available as air freight forwarders. So, if you are worried about tracking your transport, preparation of the documents, booking storage space, warehousing, negotiating prices, having insurance etc, you can relax. Your cargo and your business are in safe hands because we will take care of all of that for you. Air freight forwarding is complex and intimidating, but it is much easier with a right partner by your side.

Another thing to keep in mind is that we, as one of the best air freight forwarders, always try to maintain strong and honest relationships with our customers. We search for the best possible routes, exquisite companies to partner with, and always negotiate prices in favor of our clients. We tend to build long partnerships, rather than one time deals.

In addition to creating quality relations with our customers, we aim to have similar relations with anyone we do business with. The transport industry is very competitive. There is not much room for error, but there is also not much room for working in bad faith. We believe that everyone we do business with is our partner and deserves our respect. Building these kinds of relations has helped us stay on the market for so long and with so much success. Like we have already mentioned, passion and challenges drive us, and they drive us to provide the best possible service to our customers.

What are the services that Kokusai Express offers?

Let us begin by saying that our scope of work isn’t limited only to freight forwarding. We can also help you with your move, storage space, customs clearance and much more. We operate not only in Japan but around the globe. Let us name a few more of the services we offer.

To start off, we offer our customers the option to combine transport service. That means that we stay by our word to offer our clients the best possible service there is. You can talk to our experts, and consult with them about what is the best possible choice for your cargo. Perhaps there are some things that you still don’t know. But, we are here to offer you our expertise and experience, and create a life-long partnership.

We also offer several options for the transport of your cargo. You may want to transport a lot of heavy cargo, or a small amount of very time-sensitive goods. Either way, it doesn’t matter to us. We are equipped to transport reefer, pharma, dangerous goods or any other cargo that you need to be transported. It is almost certain that we have done it before. But, even if we haven’t, we love a challenge, and we would have no problem dealing with it.

What if I don’t need my cargo transported just yet?

We also offer warehousing service, as well as various storage space solutions. If there is something you don’t need transported, but preserved, we can help you with that as well. We believe that it is important to answer efficiently to any issue our clients are facing and provide them with a solution. That is the way we work, for almost three decades.

What you can expect when you hire our air freight forwarders

Hiring professionals to help you with big projects like moving house or shipping your goods is always a great idea. As we’ve already mentioned, we’ve been in this business for a while – almost thirty years to be exact – so we know how to successfully handle things. We can help you with everything from moving house and storing things in a warehouse to shipping cargo and cargo import and export. When you hire us to work for you, you can expect the utmost professionalism and goal-orientation. We’ll make sure to take care of everything, so you can relax and let us do all the work. By hiring air freight forwarders, you’ll reduce the stress you’re under and you’ll save valuable time.

Other cargo forwarding services we offer

Other than forwarding your cargo by air, we offer you a few other options when it comes to shipping. We want you to be able to choose the option that suits you best. Here’s what we offer:

  • International freight forwarding – we don’t only operate in Japan, but internationally.
  • Heavy lift cargoeven if you’re shipping goods that are very heavy and difficult to maneuver, we’re here to help. These things require special equipment and the right techniques, but we have the needed experience.
  • Exhibition cargo – we can handle shipping cargo that’s meant for an exhibition or an event and we know that these items require special care. We’ll make sure they get to their destination in one piece.
  • Small package express
  • Sea freight forwarding

    Containers on a ship - other than being air freight forwarders, we can also ship cargo by sea.
    Besides being excellent air freight forwarders, we can also ship your goods by sea.

If you hire us to ship your goods, you will know where the cargo is at all times because we also give you the option of tracking the cargo. This way, you’ll still feel in control over the process even though we’re taking care of it. Whichever type of transport you need, choosing Kokusai Express means you’ll be in good hands.

No need to worry about safety when working with us

There are many companies out there and it can be difficult to choose the right one. One of the most important things when choosing a company is knowing if it is legitimate or not. We are here to assure you that we have all the needed licenses and that we are fully competent to carry out big projects like moving and transportation of goods. We also provide insurance to our customers so they can feel safe and know that they’re in business with a legitimate, reliable company.

Don’t hesitate to contact us

If you need your goods transported safely and quickly, there’s no better way than by air. So, contact us today and hire air freight forwarders to take all the stress off your shoulders. We will do everything in our power to make sure everything goes smoothly and successfully without you having to worry. It’s our goal to minimize your stress while shipping cargo.

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