India to North America

India – North America is an important global trade route that brings its own unique challenges. For example, India does not recognise hand-carry (on-board courier) logistics, and the infrastructure outside of major cities is less developed. In addition, the geographical spread of major ports in the US means that careful selection must be made. Our job is to advise you on the best solution to meet your deadline, no matter when you need them to arrive.

Air Charter from India to North America

Chartering an aircraft from India is a complex operation. However, sometimes it is the only solution to ensure your goods arrive on time.

An air charter operation from India to North America can be achieved in 24-48 hours when permits are in place. However, should a permit-at-location be necessary, this can take up to ten days. A key element is having a local team on the ground, available 24/7, to ensure the right decisions are made, the most efficient point of export is selected, and the Air Charter operation runs as seamlessly as possible, avoiding significant unnecessary costs.

Your plan will include both full charter – and, if available, part charter solutions to ensure you get the space you need.

Aircraft Charter

Airfreight from India to North America

Airfreight is often the best solution if you need to transport your goods to North America faster than ocean freight. Depending on your deadline, options include Emergency, Next-Flight-Out, Express and Standard service.

While airfreight from India is a popular and generally reliable option, if done incorrectly, airfreight can result in significant delays of days or even weeks and unnecessary extra cost.

Emergency and next-flight-out operations can often deliver within 36-60 hours, depending on the distance to the airport at each end. The airlines must-ride products usually come with a premium, and when selecting a standard airfreight, it is best to look at which airline has the best offer on the day. Standard airfreight from India to North America will often deliver between seven and ten days.

Air France KLM, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and United Airlines.

Major airports utilised for air solutions include Mumbai and Chennai. Flying into John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.


Sea freight from India to North America

Sea freight from India to North America generally takes between four and six weeks, depending on the port of destination.  It is generally the most economical option, but in events such as the Covid pandemic, there was significant disruption to ocean carrier networks, resulting in substantial delays and much higher costs.

Events such as this have highlighted the need for flexible contingency plans when shipping critical items by sea freight.

Freight Forwarding