OCONUS Shipping

Wondering ‘What is OCONUS vs. CONUS?’ Explore AIT’s Trusted Global Shipping Solutions

OCONUS vs. CONUS: Learn the difference

With strong demand for manufacturing exports, increased penetration of advanced technologies, and the continued e-commerce boom, international shipping needs for air freight alone are on pace to grow to $376.8 billion by 2027.

Read on to learn how AIT can help your government agency, public company or private firm navigate the complex global logistics landscape, including international government shipping.

OCONUS is shorthand for “outside the continental United States,” and refers to transportation logistics and shipping services beyond the borders of the lower 48 and Alaska. Conversely, CONUS drops the O for “outside” and refers to shipments with a point of origin and destination within the continental United States (i.e., the 49 states, including Alaska and the District of Columbia, but excluding Hawaii).
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No, the term OCONUS shipping simply refers to any shipping taking place outside the continental United States. However, at AIT, we pride ourselves in offering our customers custom-built, secure international government shipping as well as solutions for military shipment overseas.

Partnering with every branch of the United States military, AIT provides direct access to military bases and other strategic locations, including theater distribution. Whether your goods are moving to Guam, the Arctic Circle or somewhere in between, our infrastructure and connections ensure secure delivery—on time and within budget.

Choose AIT’s global experts for secure OCONUS shipping

With AIT’s expert logistics services and proven capabilities on your side, your organization can create efficiencies and save. Whether you’re moving time-sensitive documents or temperature-controlled medications, you can count on AIT’s reliable, flexible, and customizable offerings.

From sea to sky, AIT’s global network can take your OCONUS shipping to the next level. Check out just a handful of our available services below.

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AIT’s cargo security credentials

In addition to AIT’s Civil Reserve Air Fleet partnership, the company is also member of the Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA), a certified CTPAT compliant provider and a sustaining member of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA).

A U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-certified Indirect Air Carrier, we maintain TSA-certified cargo screening facilities in Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. And, when required, we offer Explosive Trace Detection (ETD), physical search and use of TSA canines. 

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Efficient, secure military shipping solutions from AIT.

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