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general rates

Shipping costs vary significantly depending on your shipping requirements, destination and shipping solution. The following provides you with information about the rates, charges and fees for various shipping requirements. For personalized service and to discuss the options and pricing for your shipping needs, contact Air Canada Cargo directly.

rates: standard service

SPECIAL COMMODITIES

Rates: Priority1 service

Canada
United Kingdom & Ireland
Latin America & the Caribbean

Please contact your local Air Canada Cargo office for rates not listed here, including:

  • Standard rates from Canada or the United States to international destinations
  • Priority1 rates from Canada or the United States to other international destinations
  • AC Compassion, AC Secure and AC Animals rates

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Ground Handling - Canada

There are a variety of fees and charges for the various aspects of transport, including: ground handling services, customs, security screening, import/export charges, etc. The fees that apply depend on your shipping requirements

For personalized service and to discuss the options and pricing for your shipping needs, contact Air Canada Cargo directly.

Customs Export Charges - Per entry
Form
Code
Charge
Preparation of Canada Customs Export Entry (Form B-13)
CH
$18.00
Presentation of other Customs documents (e.g., E-15, E-29B and Carnet)
CH
$30.00
Preparation of Customs Manifest or Diversion Notice per entry
MO
$10.00
Minimum charge per Customs Manifest or Diversion Notice
MO
$20.00
Dangerous Goods Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Charge for shipments of restricted dangerous goods per UN/ID number
RA
$75.00
Additional fee for multiple entries of the same UN/ID number
RA
$75.00
Maximum charge per shipment
RA
$225.00
Dangerous goods in Excepted Quantities, per air waybill
MU
$35.00
Radioactive materials in Excepted Packages, per air waybill
MU
$35.00
Dry ice shipments (including dangerous goods being cooled by dry ice) , per air waybill
WA
$30.00
Non--acceptance fee for dangerous goods shipments that do not pass the acceptance checklist, due to errors or omissions on the package(s) or documentation.
RD
$40.00
ADR Form completion for dangerous good shipment transported by truck through FRA
PR-R
$25.00
Check fee for lithium ion batteries (ELI)
FK-I
$30.00
Check fee for lithium metal batteries (ELM)
FK-M
$30.00
Security Screening Fees

All freight originating from Canada must be deemed secure according to the guidelines set by Transport Canada and the TSA. All freight not deemed secure must be carrier screened, and fees will apply as described below. Details can be found at the Security Screening page.

From Canada to International (code XB-X)
A security screening fee of CAD 0.15 per kilogram, subject to a minimum charge of CAD 15.00, will be assessed per shipment for unsecured cargo, based on actual weight. If the initial screening is inconclusive, the customer will be responsible for the costs associated to break down and repackaging of the shipment.

Between Canada and the US (code XB-X)
A security screening fee of CAD / USD 0.15 per kilogram, subject to a minimum charge of CAD / USD 15.00, will be assessed per shipment for unsecured cargo, based on actual weight. If the initial screening is inconclusive, the customer will be responsible for the costs associated to break down and repackaging of the shipment.

Shipments from Canada to the United States MUST have originated from a Registered Shipper AND must be screened either by an Approved Participant or the carrier (in this case, Air Canada Cargo). If screening is performed by the carrier, a cost of CAD / USD 0.15 per kilogram, subject to a minimum charge of CAD / USD 15.00 will apply. Shipments where the shipper is NOT registered cannot be accepted for travel to the USA on passenger flights.

From Canada to Canada (code XB-XD)
A security screening fee of CAD 0.15 per kilogram, subject to a minimum charge of CAD 7.50, will be assessed per shipment for unsecured cargo, based on actual weight. If the initial screening is inconclusive, the customer will be responsible for the costs associated to break down and repackaging of the shipment.

Miscellaneous Export Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Assembly of two or more parts of shipment from one or more shippers
MO
$20.00 per part
Shipment of articles of extraordinary value/valuable cargo (applicable for shipments within Canada and between Canada and the U.S.)
VL
$40.00 per shipment
ADR Form completion for dangerous good shipments transiting through Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) by truck (effective January 18, 2016)
PR-R
$25.00 per shipment
Disbursement fees:
Domestic/transborder shipments:
  • 3% of the advanced amount;
  • Advanced charges up to $100.00 will be allowed even though the air freight weight and valuation charge is less.
DB
$10.00 minimum charge
International shipments:
  • 10% of the advanced amount;
  • Advanced charges for international shipments up to $130.00 will be allowed even though the air freight and valuation charge is less.
DB
$32.50 minimum charge
Additional Insurance - Code: IN
  • No minimum charge.
  • $0.30 per $100.00 of insured amount
Import Navcan Fee: Code: NS
PER KILO (chargeable weight)
$0.07
MINIMUM
$5.00

* Applies to shipments from outside the Americas only

Import Termination Charges - Code: CD
Shipments removed in bond
$60.00 per shipment
Preparation of shipments for Customs clearance
$60.00 per shipment
Miscellaneous Import Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Bank release
BR
$55.00
Proof of delivery requests (no charge will be assessed when proof of delivery is provided in defense of a written claim)
MO
$35.00
Reconsigning (re-waybilling) in-bond shipments:
To a Customs port in Canada other than the Customs Port of Entry (excluding preparation of customs diversion notice - Form A30)
MD
$25.00 per shipment
To a foreign country, including preparation of Form B-14 for shipments to be re-waybilled and cross-reference made to the original AWB.
MD
$25.00 per shipment
Release and delivery of multi-piece shipments:
When shipper, consignee or agent obtains a Customs release of separately Customs manifested and marked pieces, and takes delivery of a part of a multi-piece shipment, the Carrier shall assess a charge for each part released by Customs.
MH
$15.00 per part
When shipper, consignee or agent obtains aCustoms release of pieces not separately Customs manifested and marked, and takes delivery of a part of a multi-piece shipment, the Carrier shall assess a charge for each part released by Customs.
MH
$30.00 per part
Cargo Storage Charges - Code: SR
 
Regular
Special Handling *
Minimum charge per shipment
$40.00
$85.00
Minimum charge per day
$15.00
$40.00
Rate per Kg
$0.28
$0.50

Export:
Storage charges will apply when the carrier is requested to withhold a shipment, or a piece thereof, beyond midnight of the day following the day of receipt of the shipment or when the first piece is not accompanied by an air waybill or when all pieces are not received within 24 hours of receipt of the first piece.

Import:
For regular cargo, free storage for 48 (forty-eight) hours calculated from 00:01 a.m. on the day following the day of arrival (Check-in).  For Friday arrivals, the first Saturday and national legal holiday falling on a Monday shall be excluded in determining when free storage time expires.

For special handling cargo, free storage for 24 (twenty-four) hours calculated from 00:01 a.m. on the day following the day of arrival (Check-in).

General Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Pharmacair Handling Fee
PH
$75.00 per shipment
Air waybill preparation fee*
AW-C
$40.00

Preparation includes:

  • The provision of a paper air waybill if none is presented unless using an e-awb
  • The completion of missing fields on the air waybill
  • Amendments to any fields
Pharmacair Handling Fee
PH
$75.00 per shipment
Air waybill and/or document copy/fax
MO
$35.00 per copy
e-AWB domestic shipment fee:
Shipments tender as non E-AWB
MP-D
$18.00
Effective April 28, 2016
House Air Waybill data submission charge (ACI)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
All House Air Waybill (HAWB) data submitted to Air Canada by EDI will be charged per HAWB.
CG
$0.00
For any inaccurate information that will need to be amended by Air Canada.
CK
$18.00
Documentation (Air Waybill/House Air Waybill) for Air Canada to enter data into its own CBSA reporting system:
All HAWB data that must be manually input by Air Canada will be charged per HAWB.
CC
$18.00
Direct data transmission to CBSA by Forwarder:
No charge provided prior agreement has been reached with Air Canada

Important: all charges are subject to change without prior notice.

Ground Handling - United States

There are a variety of fees and charges for the various aspects of transport, including: ground handling services, customs, security screening, import/export charges, etc. The fees that apply depend on your shipping requirements

For personalized service and to discuss the options and pricing for your shipping needs, contact Air Canada Cargo directly.

Customs Export Charges Code: CH
Preparation of U.S. Shippers Export Declaration
$3.00 per entry
Preparation of Carrier's Certificate and Release Order (Form No. C-7529)
$3.00 per entry
Dangerous Goods Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Charge for shipments of restricted dangerous goods per UN/ID number
RA
$85.00
Additional fee for multiple entries of the same UN/ID number
RA
$85.00
Maximum charge per shipment
RA
$255.00
Dangerous goods in Excepted Quantities, per air waybill
MU
$25.00
Radioactive materials in Excepted Packages, per air waybill
MU
$25.00
Dry ice shipments (vincluding dangerous goods being cooled by dry ice) , per air waybill
WA
$25.00
ADR Form completion for dangerous good shipment transported by truck through FRA
PR-R
$25.00
Check fee for lithium ion batteries (ELI)
FK-I
$25.00
Check fee for lithium metal batteries (ELM)
FK-M
$25.00
Security Screening Fees

Between the US and Canada (code XB-X)
A security screening fee of CAD / USD 0.15 per kilogram, subject to a minimum charge of CAD / USD 15.00, will be assessed per shipment for unsecured cargo, based on actual weight. If the initial screening is inconclusive, the customer will be responsible for the costs associated to break down and repackaging of the shipment.

Miscellaneous Export Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Shipment of articles of extraordinary value/valuable cargo (applicable for shipments to Canada).
VL
$50.00 per shipment
ADR Form completion for dangerous good shipments transiting through Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) by truck (effective January 18, 2016)
PR-R
$25.00 per shipment
Disbursement fees:
Shipments to Canada:
  • 3% of the advanced amount;
  • Advanced charges up to $100.00 will be allowed even though the air freight weight and valuation charge is less.
DB
$10.00 minimum charge
International shipments:
  • 10% of the advanced amount;
  • Advanced charges for international shipments up to $100.00 will be allowed even though the air freight and valuation charge is less.
DB
$20.00 minimum charge
Additional Insurance - Code: IN
  • No minimum charge.
  • $0.30 per $100.00 of insured amount
Miscellaneous Import Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Shipments removed in bond per Master Air Waybill
CD
$50.00
Presentation of shipments for Customs Clearance per Master Air Waybill or House Air Waybill
CD
$50.00
Partial delivery charge per House Airway Bill
MH
$25.00
Proof of delivery requests (no charge will be assessed when proof of delivery is provided in defense of a written claim)
MO
$25.00
Release and delivery of multi-piece shipments:
When shipper, consignee or agent obtains a Customs release of separately Customs manifested and marked pieces, and takes delivery of a part of a multi-piece shipment, the Carrier shall assess a charge for each part released by Customs.
MH
$25.00 per part
When shipper, consignee or agent obtains a Customs release of pieces not separately Customs manifested and marked, and takes delivery of a part of a multi-piece shipment, the Carrier shall assess a charge for each part released by Customs.
MH
$25.00 per part
Cargo Storage Charges Code: SR
 
Regular
Special Handling *
Minimum charge per shipment
$40.00
$40.00
Rate per Kg
$0.14
$0.14

Export:
Storage charges will apply when the carrier is requested to withhold a shipment, or a piece thereof, beyond midnight of the day following the day of receipt of the shipment or when the first piece is not accompanied by an air waybill or when all pieces are not received within 24 hours of receipt of the first piece.

Import:
For regular cargo, free storage for 72 (seventy-two) hours calculated from 00:01 a.m. on the day following the day of arrival (Check-in). For Fridays arrivals, the first Saturday and national legal holiday shall be excluded in determining when free storage time expires.

General Charges
Type
Code
Charge
Pharmacair Handling Fee
PH
$75.00 per shipment
Air waybill and/or document copy/fax
MO
$35.00 per copy
House Air Waybill data submission charge (ACI)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
All House Air Waybill (HAWB) data submitted to Air Canada by EDI will be charged per HAWB.
CG
$0.00
For any inaccurate information that will need to be amended by Air Canada.
CK
$18.00
Documentation (Air Waybill/House Air Waybill) for Air Canada to enter data into its own CBSA reporting system:
All HAWB data that must be manually input by Air Canada will be charged per HAWB.
CC
$18.00
Direct data transmission to CBSA by Forwarder:
No charge provided prior agreement has been reached with Air Canada

Important: all charges are subject to change without prior notice.

Ground Handling - United Kingdom

There are a variety of fees and charges for the various aspects of transport, including: ground handling services, customs, security screening, import/export charges, etc. The fees that apply depend on your shipping requirements

For personalized service and to discuss the options and pricing for your shipping needs, contact Air Canada Cargo directly.

Export Charges
Charge
£ per kg
£ min.

Charges will be calculated on the chargeable weight applicable to each air waybill (master and house) and are minimum charges which may be increased if additional work or expense is involved.

Standard charge for processing and handling International, EU transhipments, excluding through air waybills:
Loose cargo
10 p.
22.00
Unitized cargo
Rate class 1
50.00
 
Rate classes 2 to 6
50.00
 
Rate classes 7 to 9
35.00
Security screening per consignment
15 p.
25.00
Dangerous goods acceptance check (per air waybill)
Up to 10 pieces or 10 UN numbers
41.50
For each additional piece or UN number
1.35
Dry ice shipments
26.00
Dangerous goods in excepted quantities
26.00
Radioactive materials excepted packages
26.00
Re-check charge
40.00

Note: An additional £5.00 per certificate will be charged when a dangerous goods shipment exceeds three dangerous goods certificates.

Preparation and completion of Customs formalities - Completion of Customs Declaration (NES)
Low value, non-stat, transshipments
32.00
Presentation of documentation (NES) upon request
25.00
Where Customs examination is required
35.00
Air waybill preparation
14.00
Charges to amend Air waybill
40.00
Labelling - Including bar code labelling
1.45 per label
7.50
Witness loading
160.00
Lithium battery safety check (per air waybill)
Up to 10 pieces or 10 UN numbers
26.00
For each additional piece or UN number
1.35
Import charges
Charge
£ per kg
£ min.
Processing and handling of all terminating shipments, transfers to other bonds/ERTS, and through HAWBs having arrived as part of a consolidation:
Loose cargo
15 p.
34.00
Unitized cargo
10 p.
34.00
Transshipments including inter-airport related removals - limited to other Airline Transit Sheds within the boundaries of LHR.
Free of charge
Free of charge
Special cargo
Animal quarantine/Pet passport
At cost
BIP
At cost
Environmental health charges
At cost
Customs overtime
At cost
Cold storage
At cost
Processing of bank delivery orders
18.00
Destruction of consignments at the request of a shipper, airline or health authority
At cost
General charges
Charge
£ per kg
£ min.
Storage charges
Import of commercial cargo, per 100 kg or part thereof, FREE period of 24 hours commencing at 23:59 on the day Status One is set PER DAY.

Please note: Import consignments cleared and delivered split or as part shipments will have storage charges applied to EACH part with the appropriate minimum applied.
11.25
11.25
Export of commercial cargo: Freight will not be accepted more than 48 hours before booked day of departure, otherwise storage will be incurred. Charge per day per 100 kg or part thereof after, the first 24 hours as detailed above.
11.25
11.25
Special handling and security coverage (excluding valuable surcharge cargo)
160.00
160.00
House Air waybill data submission charge (ACI)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):

All house air waybills (HAWBs) data submitted to Air Canada by EDI will be charged per HAWB.
3.00
For any inaccurate information that will need to be amended by Air Canada.
8.00
Documentation (Air waybill/House Air waybill) for Air Canada to enter data into its own CBSA reporting system:

All HAWB data that must be manually input by Air Canada will be charged per HAWB
11.00
Direct data transmission to CBSA by Forwarder:
No charge provided prior agreement has been reached with Air Canada
Re-build or Re-contour shipper built ULD
120.00

Important: all charges are subject to change without prior notice.

Ground Handling - Germany

There are a variety of fees and charges for the various aspects of transport, including: ground handling services, customs, security screening, import/export charges, etc. The fees that apply depend on your shipping requirements

For personalized service and to discuss the options and pricing for your shipping needs, contact Air Canada Cargo directly.

Security screening
Charge
EUR per kg
Minimum
Maximum
Security screening per consignment
0.10
25.00
750.00
Veterinary Examination
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
Handling and veterinary examination
For import into the E.U. - except arrivals at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - and for transit to non-E.U. states. Applies to hatching eggs, meat, trophies, serum, hides and pelts.
Handling codes:
  • PER (perishable cargo)
  • AVI (live animals)
  • HUM (human remains)
  • VAL (valuable cargo)
Per shipment
120.00
For inspection upon arrival at Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Per shipment
100.00
Animals - destination airport: Frankfurt (FRA)
Per shipment
50.00
Perishable goods - destination airport: Frankfurt (FRA)
Per shipment
35.00
Envirotainer handling
Per shipment
20.00
VAL, valuable consignment locally
Per shipment
200.00
Pre-handling
Per shipment (exception priority shipments "EXI")
Per piece
5.00
(50.00 min./200.00 max.)
Atlas (Customs System Entry)
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
Atlas shipment charges
Per shipment
12.00
Atlas charges
Per shipment
16.00
Division of import shipments
Atlas charge according to house manifest
Per HAWB
2.50
Division according to house manifest
Per kg
0.05
Submission of flight manifest upon flight arrival
10.00 minimum
Breaking open ULDs add
Per kg
0.03
AVI - Live Animals
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
Cleaning of AVI pallets
Per pallet
100.00
Overnight charge for Animal Lounge (dogs or cats)
Per animal /per day
40.00
Overnight charge for Animal Lounge (exotics)
Per animal /per day
Please request quote
Truck Loading
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
Loading of trucks
Per kg
0.03 (15.00 min.)
Loading of shipper-built units
Per pallet
30.00
 
Per container
20.00
Direct shipments per truck, including preparation of T1 (coordination necessary with receiving station)
Per shipment
95.00
Storage Rental
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
Storage rental (maximum duration of storage free of charge 24 working day hours and starts at 8:00 a.m. of the day following receipt of shipment. Saturdays count as working days.)
Per kg
0.02
Storage rental charge per shipment and day
10.00 min.
Labeling of consignment
Labelling of consignment
Per label
Please request quote
Handling of radioactive materials
Handling of radioactive materials
Please request quote
General Charges
Type of service
Type of fee
EURO(€)
House Air Waybill data submission charge (ACI)
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
All House Air Waybills (HAWBs) data submitted to Air Canada by EDI will be charged per HAWB.
Per HAWB
2.50
For any inaccurate information that will need to be amended by Air Canada.
CK
12.50
Documentation (Air Waybill/ House Air Waybill) for Air Canada to enter data into its own CBSA reporting system: all HAWB that must be manually input by Air Canada will be charged.
Per HAWB
15.00
Direct data transmission to CBSA by Forwarder:
No charge will be incurred if prior agreement has been made with Air Canada.

Important: All charges are subject to change without prior notice. VAT (value added tax) applies to all of the above fees, with the exception of the Atlas fee (Customs system entry).

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