International air cargo shipping
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AsstrA offers comprehensive international air cargo transportation and logistics services. Air cargo services are one of our main offerings that are in high demand. While the amount of air passenger transportation has been declining, air cargo transportation volumes are steadily growing. Transporting cargo by air is an advantageous choice for multiple reasons, including fast delivery times to any destination and high cargo security levels. Also, the risks of loss, waste, or misappropriation are also minimized irrespective of market conditions. Clients choosing international air cargo shipping are guaranteed fast deliveries. For example, air freight from China to the UK can take from 2 to 5 days, depending on the Chinese airport of origin.
AsstrA organizes and provides international air freight shipping services so that clients can take advantage of all this transport mode’s benefits. Our specialists consider each customer’s needs and cargo characteristics before choosing optimal transportation routes and calculating airfreight costs. AsstrA provides on-time delivery of any goods over any distance and via any route. Thanks to our strong partnerships with international airlines, our company offers a flexible pricing policy and provides Swiss-quality air cargo transportation services.
Air cargo transportation is suitable for any kind of goods. However, some categories of cargo must be transported in accordance with special safety rules. In particular, hazardous substances need to be shipped in compliance with strict regulations and require special treatment, depending on the threat level. Failure to comply with these rules can result in damage to the aircraft and/or accompanying goods and endanger the safety of the aircrew.
The air transportation of dangerous goods is governed by multiple laws and regulations at the national and international levels. These rules classify cargo depending on the nature of the risk it involves and set out the conditions for its transport, packaging, marking, and fastening. These rules are designed to ensure incident-free air shipment of perishables, oversized and heavyweight goods, and chemical materials.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibits some toxic, flammable and corrosive substances from being taken onboard aircraft. AsstrA closely follows changes in international legal regulations concerning airfreight. Our specialists can thus provide secure and timely delivery taking into account the specific characteristics of each particular cargo.
Various types of specially designed aircraft are used for shipping cargo internationally. When choosing which type of aircraft to use for each shipment, our qualified specialists always consider a given cargo’s characteristics and our clients´ needs. In addition to unimodal transportation, our AsstrA teams develop multimodal shipping arrangements using air, sea, rail and road transport.
MANY YEARS’ EXPERIENCE For over 26 years, we have been organizing air cargo shipping for customers from various industries. Throughout these years we have gained a thorough understanding of their sector-specific requirements and can provide high-quality services accordingly.
COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES We offer each of our clients a full range of services including supervision, weighing, labeling, and package integrity verification.
OPTIMIZED LOGISTICS CHAINS Our clients can choose between multiple transport modes including road, maritime, rail, and air throughout Europe, the Baltics, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, China, and the Middle East.
ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE Our skilled experts prepare all compulsory shipping documents appropriate for the characteristics of each cargo type.
CUSTOMS ASSISTANCE We take care of all necessary customs formalities at the airports of departure and arrival.
GLOBAL COVERAGE Our clients can reach us in the Baltics, Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East, the USA, and China. AsstrA offers cargo transport solutions via multiple modes from all departure points.
FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS We provide our clients with efficient air cargo forwarding services that meet all international legal requirements. AsstrA guarantees coverage to up to 3M euros per insured event. We cooperate with globally recognized insurance partners like Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland), Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland), and Aktiv Assekuranz (Germany).
24/7 SUPPORT We work 24/7/365 so that our clients can contact us about their cargo whenever they need to. For support, you can always reach us by e-mail at email@example.com.
- International air cargo shipping between European countries, including Scandinavia
- Air cargo shipping in the EU, the Balkans, the CIS
- Air freight shipping services between the EU, the Balkans, and the Caucasus
- International air freight shipping from EU, the Balkans, and Central Asia
- Air cargo services between the EU and the CIS countries, as well as air freight from China Air freight forwarding services in the EU, the CIS, and Southeast Asia
- International air freight services between the EU, the CIS, and the United States
- Local pickup from a point indicated by the client and transport to the departure airport;
- Air cargo transportation with regular and charter flights;
- Analyzing shipping services at both the departure and arrival airports;
- Cargo storage in modern, high-quality facilities;
- Preparing all documents for cargo transportation, e.g. customs clearance documentation, transport certifications, etc;
- Constant monitoring and tracking of cargo during all transportation processes;
- Cargo escorts from the airport to the recipient’s door;
- Charter flights;
- International door-to-door logistics.
To date, AsstrA is the only member of the International Freight Forwarders Association Aerospace Logistic Group operating in the CIS. Building on over 26 years of success, we launched a dedicated Aerospace Division to meet the unique needs of customers operating in this sector.
Air cargo transport involves many challenging requirements that must be met. The high costs of air transportation discourage many customers. These costs are justified, however, when working with time-sensitive requirements for unique aircraft components or critical spare parts, for example. More than half of the air shipments that AsstrA completes are for costumers from the aviation sector. For each client, we strive to provide the highest service standards, the most competitive prices, and full satisfaction.
In case of urgent door-to-door deliveries that should not be delayed at borders for any reason, we offer an On-Board Courier service. For this service there are several limitations that need to be considered:
- Packages should weigh no more than 23 kg.
- Declared values may be up to $5,000.
If your requirements exceed these limits, we are more than willing to find alternative solutions.
Air cargo transportation processes are complex and require careful to attention to compliance with all necessary regulations. Local civil regulations and federal aviation rules must all be followed, as must national and international regulations on codes, certifications, and licensing.
The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, the Warsaw Convention for the unification of certain international air carriage rules, and some ICAO regulations carry international legal force. AsstrA ensures that clients are compliant with them all. Our customers can be confident that they will not experience legal complications with their shipments. Likewise, we take responsibility for satisfying all documentation requirements related to shipping, waybills, and customs declarations.
We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.
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Loads in the volume from 1 pallet and/or heavier than 500 kg are accepted for transportation. For transportation of cargo with weight of less than 500 kg, use the services of LTL shipments or air freight. AsstrA company does not perform shipments of personal belongings.