Glossar Air freight export process

To ensure that export via Air Freight is carried out safely and reliably, a number of steps are necessary. The respective country and its individual regulations regarding import and export must always be taken into account, which means that the work steps may differ.

Air freight export process overview

There are various steps that need to be fulfilled when exporting by air freight. These include the following:


The first step is a cost calculation, which includes both handling and delivery abroad. The subsequent preparation of a binding offer includes all steps. Starting with the collection of the goods through to safe delivery to the respective foreign country.

Customs clearance

The Customs clearance is another necessary point. If the value of the goods exceeds 1,000 euros, an Export Declaration must be made. This includes the registration of the Export Declaration together with a presentation outside the customs office. In addition, there is the registration of the Export Declaration with customs journey, which includes the completion of the AV note, the completion of the VO note and the CARNET ATA clearance.

Collection of the goods

Whether as groupage freight, special same-day transport or refrigerated transport, collecting the consignment from throughout Germany is also part of the individual steps.

The goods are then delivered to the respective warehouse, where they are repackaged. The decisive factor here is whether they are to be transported as hazardous goods or on pallets. If the goods are dangerous goods, a shipper's declaration and a 24-hour emergency contact number must be provided in addition to the special packaging.

The next step is delivering the goods to the airline, where they are transported via track and trace. Your goods are then taken over abroad by an agent appointed by us, who also takes care of import customs clearance and forwards the goods so that they can be delivered to the recipient country.