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International Air Freight Delivery

International Air Freight Delivery

For worldwide delivery of shipments weighing more than 150 lbs., based on customs clearance needs and pickup and delivery options.

For worldwide delivery of shipments weighing more than 150 lbs., based on customs clearance needs and pickup and delivery options.


Expand your market to other countries by shipping your heavyweight import and export goods via our air freight service options. You can select to have our brokers handle customs clearance, have us arrange pickup and delivery at the airport, or take care of these services on your own.
 

Service Details: FedEx International Priority Freight

For delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days with customs clearance provided and pickup and delivery at the doorstep or airport. FedEx International Priority Freight serves more countries and territories than UPS Worldwide Express Freight™.

Delivery Time Export
Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days to most major world markets. Check transit times. 

Reach major cities in Canada typically in 1 business day, major cities in Europe typically in 2 business days and major cities in Asia typically in 3 business days.

From the U.S. to more than 130 countries and territories.


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Time-definite delivery typically in 1, 2 or 3 business days. Check tranist times.

To the U.S. from more than 105 countries and territories.

1The terms and conditions of the country of origin apply to U.S. import shipments.
Service Days Monday–Friday, with Saturday delivery available in countries where Saturday is a regular business day.
Skid Size and Weight Skids exceeding 70" in height or 119" in length or 80" in width require prior approval.

Individual skids of 151 lbs. or more. Skids exceeding 2,200 lbs. require prior approval.

Unlimited total shipment weight.
Additional Information

Advance confirmation required. Book space using FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com or by calling 1.800.332.0807. Customs-cleared service.

Flexibility to choose pickup and delivery at doorstep or airport.

View Terms and Conditions.

For an explanation of FedEx Express® Freight international service areas and delivery commitment times, see international express freight delivery commitments.

Learn more about how to ship internationally via FedEx.

Special Instructions Freight must be palletized, stackable, forkliftable, and shrinkwrapped and/or banded to a skid. 

To lessen the possibility of damage or delay, follow these packaging guidelines when preparing your express freight shipment:
  • Individual pieces over 150 lbs. must be banded to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps applied around the box or skid freight on all sides.
  • Hardened containers (plywood, metal) that are not banded must have an exterior lock or clamp (glue, nails and screws are not sufficient).
 
Use the FedEx® Expanded Service International Air Waybill if you complete paper air waybills.
Options
FedEx Network FedEx Express

Exports of Controlled Items

You must use either FedEx International Premium®, FedEx International Express Freight® or FedEx International Airport-to-AirportSM services, or the FedEx International Controlled Export service option with FedEx International Priority Freight, to export items covered by a U.S. State Department license and other shipments requiring additional documentation processing or governmental “sign-off” prior to export. Such shipments include those covered by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration export permit, carnet, drawback, temporary import bond or certificate of registration.

FedEx provides International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) shipment handling processes that align with ITAR regulations. In order for us to properly handle your ITAR shipments, you must identify them by selecting the appropriate checkbox under the special service option available on your electronic shipping platform. When processing ITAR shipments:

  • U.S.-origin and Puerto Rico-origin customers must choose the ITAR (Exempt) or FedEx International Controlled Export service options.
  • Non-U.S.-origin and non-Puerto-Rico-origin customers must choose the ITAR (Controlled) service option.

This functionality is not available with paper air waybills. Process all ITAR-controlled commodity shipments using FedEx International Priority® or FedEx International Priority Freight services.


Service Details: FedEx International Economy Freight

For delivery typically within 5 business days, with customs clearance provided and pickup and delivery at the doorstep or airport.

Delivery Times and Coverage

Export

Time-definite delivery typically within 5 business days (typically 2 or 3 business days to Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico). Flexible pickup and delivery options are available. Check transit times. From the U.S. to more than 130 countries and territories.

Import

Time-definite delivery from Canada and Puerto Rico to the U.S. typically in 2 or 3 business days.

Time-definite delivery from Mexico and key Asian, Latin American and European markets to the U.S. typically within 5 business days.

Check transit times.

Service Days Monday–Friday, with Saturday delivery available in countries where Saturday is a regular business day.
Skid Size and Weight

Skids exceeding 70" in height or 119" in length or 80" in width require prior approval.

Individual skids of 151 lbs. or more. Skids exceeding 2,200 lbs. require prior approval.

Unlimited total shipment weight.

Additional Information

Advance confirmation required. Book space using FedEx Ship Manager® at fedex.com or by calling 1.800.332.0807. Customs-cleared service.

Flexibility to choose pickup and delivery at doorstep or airport.

View Terms and Conditions.

For an explanation of FedEx Express® Freight international service areas and delivery commitment times, see international express freight delivery commitments.

Learn more about how to ship internationally via FedEx.

Special Instructions

Freight must be palletized, stackable, forkliftable, and shrinkwrapped and/or banded to a skid.

To lessen the possibility of damage or delay, follow these packaging guidelines when preparing your express freight shipment:

  • Individual pieces over 150 lbs. must be banded to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps applied around the box or skid freight on all sides.
  • Hardened containers (plywood, metal) that are not banded must have an exterior lock or clamp (glue, nails and screws are not sufficient).

Use the FedEx® Expanded Service International Air Waybill if you complete paper air waybills.

Options
FedEx Network FedEx Express

Service Details: FedEx International Express Freight

Delivery to major markets worldwide typically within 2 or 3 business days with optional pickup and delivery at U.S. airports.

Delivery Time Transit times vary (typically 2 or 3 business days).
Service Days Monday–Friday.
Delivery Area The world's major markets (21 Kb PDF).
Size and Weight

Skids exceeding 70" in height, 119" in length and/or 80" in width require prior approval.

Skids exceeding 2,200 lbs. require prior approval.

Individual pieces exceeding 150 lbs. must be palletized, stackable, forkliftable, shrinkwrapped and banded to a skid.

No minimum per-shipment or per-piece weight.

Unlimited total shipment weight.

Additional Information

Advance confirmation required. Book space by calling 1.800.332.0807.

View Terms and Conditions.

Learn more about how to ship internationally via FedEx.

Exceptions

Airport-to-airport delivery (no pickup, no delivery).

No customs clearance included.

Pickup and delivery are available in the U.S. for an additional charge.

Special Instructions

To lessen the possibility of damage or delay, follow these packaging guidelines when preparing your express freight shipment:

  • Individual pieces over 150 lbs. must be banded to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps applied around the box or skid freight on all sides.
  • Hardened containers (plywood, metal) that are not banded must have an exterior lock or clamp (glue, nails and screws are not sufficient).

FedEx IATA (023) Air Waybill or IATA Air Waybill required with customer’s broker clearance.

FedEx Network FedEx Express

Exports of Controlled Items


You must use either FedEx International Premium®, FedEx International Express Freight or FedEx International Airport-to-AirportSM services, or the FedEx International Controlled Export service option with FedEx International Priority® Freight service, to export items covered by a U.S. State Department license and other shipments requiring additional documentation processing or governmental “sign-off” prior to export. Such shipments include those covered by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration export permit, carnet, drawback, temporary import bond or certificate of registration.


Service Details: FedEx International Airport-to-Airport

For service to markets worldwide typically in 3-5 business days when you can provide pickup and delivery at the airport.

Delivery Time

Typically 3–5 business days.
Service Days Monday–Friday.
Delivery Area International airport-to-airport delivery.
Additional Information

Advance confirmation required. Book space by calling 1.800.332.0807.

Learn more about how to ship internationally via FedEx.

Exceptions

Airport-to-airport delivery (no pickup, no delivery).

No customs clearance included.

Special Instructions

To lessen the possibility of damage or delay, follow these packaging guidelines when preparing your express freight shipment:

  • Individual pieces over 150 lbs. must be banded to the pallet with either metal strapping or unbreakable plastic straps applied around the box or skid freight on all sides.
  • Hardened containers (plywood, metal) that are not banded must have an exterior lock or clamp (glue, nails and screws are not sufficient).

FedEx IATA (023) Air Waybill or IATA Air Waybill required with customer’s broker clearance.

FedEx Network FedEx Express

Exports of Controlled Items


You must use either FedEx International Premium®, FedEx International Express Freight® or FedEx International Airport-to-Airport services, or the FedEx International Controlled Export service option with FedEx International Priority® Freight service, to export items covered by a U.S. State Department license and other shipments requiring additional documentation processing or governmental “sign-off” prior to export. Such shipments include those covered by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration export permit, carnet, drawback, temporary import bond or certificate of registration.


Related Service Options


FedEx International Controlled Export

Expedite customs clearance and reduce the risk of delay for controlled import and export shipments by letting us handle the process for you. We'll initiate regulatory clearance while your shipment is en route and provide door-to-door delivery on the specified day and time — backed by our money-back guarantee.2


FedEx® Electronic Trade Documents

Transmit your international trade documents electronically for fast customs clearance of your import or export shipments. Uploading your documents as files or images in advance of your shipment's arrival at customs lets you take care of any discrepancies that could cause a delay in the clearance process.


 

Additional Shipping Options

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U.S. Package Shipping

Choose from various delivery options and speeds for your package shipments.

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International Shipping

Ship to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. Get access to package and freight shipping solutions.

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U.S. Freight Shipping

For shipments over 150 lbs., take advantage of our streamlined network.

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Helpful Resources

 

Packaging Guidelines for Shipping Freight

Ensure your heavyweight items arrive safely at their destination with proper packaging. Review our guidelines for shipments weighing more than 150 lbs.

 

FedEx International Shipping Guide

Find out about markets in more than 220 countries and territories, stay current with regulatory updates, get customs documents and more.


1The terms and conditions of the country of origin apply to U.S. import shipments.

2See the Service Guide for details on the FedEx Money-Back Guarantee.