AsstrA provides a full range of logistics and transport services supporting international air cargo transportation. Air cargo services are currently one of our most popular offerings. Passenger transportation has been facing a decline in demand recently, while cargo transportation volumes are steadily growing. Cargo transportation by air is in high demand irrespective of market conditions thanks to fast delivery times to any destination, high cargo security levels, and low risks of loss, waste or misappropriation. If fast delivery is crucial for you, international air cargo shipping is your best choice. 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 in such a way that our clients can enjoy all the benefits of this transport mode. Our specialists analyze customer’s needs and cargo characteristics before developing optimal transportation routes and calculating airfreight costs. AsstrA provides timely delivery of any goods regardless of distance and route specifics. Thanks to productive cooperation with international airlines, our company offers a flexible pricing policy and provides high-quality air cargo transportation.
Practically any type of cargo can be accommodated by modern aircraft. Transportation of some categories of cargo is to be performed with adherence to special safety rules. Disregarding these rules can cause damage to aircraft and accompanying cargoes and endanger the safety of the aircrew. In particular, hazardous substances require special treatment depending on the threat level. Airfreight of dangerous goods is regulated by numerous international and local legal acts which classify cargo depending on its source of danger and regulate its transport terms, including cargo packaging, marking, and fastening. Execution of relevant rules ensures the incident-free air shipment of perishables, oversized and heavyweight goods, and chemical materials. Airfreight transportation of some chemicals and substances is not allowed. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibits some toxic, flammable and corrosive substances on board cargo aircraft. AsstrA closely follows changes in Russian law as well as international legal regulations concerning airfreight. In this way, our specialists provide secure and timely delivery taking into account the specific characteristics of each particular cargo.
TYPES OF AIRCRAFTS
Air cargo transportation in Europe and beyond is performed by special cargo aircraft. Our experienced specialists help select specially adapted aircraft matched to Clients’ needs and cargo characteristics. AsstrA specialists develop both monomodal and multimodal shipping arrangements using air, sea, rail and road transport.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
AsstrA has over 20 years experience in operating air cargo shipping.During this time, our company has learned the specifics of various industries and operational best practices,to provide each Client with efficient solutions for their needs.
- COMPLETERELI ABILITY
Our comprehensive door-to-door cargo delivery services include supervision, weighing, labeling, and ensuring package integrity.
- OPTIMIZED LOGISTICS CHAINS
We organize transport throughout the territories of Europe, the Baltics, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, China and the Middle East using road, maritime and rail transport.
- ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE
Our experienced specialists handle all necessary shipping documents depending on cargo characteristics.
- CUSTOMS ASSISTANCE
We support customs clearance at the airports of departure and arrival.
- MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS
AsstrA not only arranges air cargo transportation but also offers shipping by other means to the Baltics, Europe, the CIS, the Balkans, Central Asia, the Middle East and China.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We provide safe, innovative, and efficient air freight forwarding services that meet the requirements of international law. Our group policy with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland), Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland) and Aktiv Assekuranz (Germany) covers cargo for €3,000,000 per insured event.
- 24/7 SUPPORT
- LONG EXPERIENCE
- Cargo airfreight intra-EU, including Scandinavia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU and the Balkans, the CIS, and the Russian Far East
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the Balkans, and the Caucasus
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the Balkans, and Central Asia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the CIS and China
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the CIS and Southeast Asia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the CIS and the United States
- Local pickup from the shipper with transport to the airport of departure;
- Organization of air transportation by regular and charter flights;
- Shipper representation at airports of departure and destination;
- Air cargo storage and handling in modern warehouses;
- Registration of all necessary accompanying paperwork such as customs documentation;
- Tracking and tracing of cargo throughout all stages of transportation;
- Last-mile delivery from the arrival airport to the receiver;
- Charter flights;
- Door-to-door international air cargo shipping.
We have formed an Aerospace project team to ensure the highest standards of service and meet the individual needs of our customers in the industry. Our aerospace and aviation customers often have time-sensitive requirements for unique aircraft components or critical spare parts, which now account for more than a half of the shipments we complete on their behalf. Currently, we are the only International Freight Forwarders Association Aerospace Logistic Group member present in the CIS. Our participation in this network allows us to provide our aerospace and aviation customers with the most reliable service at the best prices.
AsstrA’s On-Board Courier service was developed for our customers requiring time-critical, door-to-door cargo delivery with minimal clearance delays at departure and arrival terminals around the globe. The service is available for packages weighing less than 23 kg and with declared values of up to $5,000. Alternative solutions are available when requirements exceed these limits.
Airfreight is subject to complex legal regulation. The whole scope of regulatory legal documents can be divided into several categories. The first category includes state regulations such as codes, laws, and certification and licensing rules. The second category includes federal level aviation rules with the third comprising local civil regulations.
The Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, the Warsaw Convention for the unification of certain international air carriage rules, and some ICAO regulations carry legal force. All these legal sources define complex and detailed rules on the performance of international air cargo carriage. AsstrA ensures implementation of all required regulations and takes full responsibility for arranging all required documentation 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.