For over 26 years, Asstra has organized international transportation. On Board Courier is an innovative service and a very effective logistics solution for small cargo. This service is useful for companies of various scale – from individual traders to mass producers and importers. Transportation of cargo by a courier on a plane is very fast and guarantees the safety of cargo. AsstrA helps its Clients obtain all the advantages of small cargo shipments both and elsewhere. Our employees analyze the needs of Clients and the characteristics of the cargo, formulate the optimal transportation route, and calculate the price. AsstrA delivers cargo strictly according to agreed terms regardless of the geography of transportation. Cooperation with reliable logistics companies and other Partners helps us establish a flexible and transparent pricing policy and maintain high service quality. For Swiss standards in every detail, choose On Board Courier service from AsstrA.
The On Board Courier service is appropriate for small cargo delivery to any part of the world within a short time. Specially trained AsstrA couriers receive the package from the sender and deliver it to its recipient – virtually hand-to-hand. The courier may deliver packages less than 11 kg in weight and with a value of no more than 5,000 USD. The On Board Courier service is most suitable for the following cargo:
- Spare equipment parts;
- Expo samples and product prototypes;
- Personal belongings;
- Classified documents.
However, delivery of some goods by courier is prohibited. This category includes cargo which is prohibited to transport by air, such as dangerous, toxic and explosive materials – as described in the ADR. Transportation of the aforementioned materials by air may endanger the aircraft or cause harm to other cargo.
AsstrA carefully monitors changes in national and international laws and regulations concerning the transportation of cargo and ensures fast and safe delivery with respect to specific cargo properties.
On board courier solution and transportation of spare parts by vehicles is universal and efficient for this type of cargo. Road vehicles operate independently of seaport, airport, and railroad timetables. Transport may therefore proceed at almost any time of the day. Moving small sized cargo by truck has a number of advantages, including the possibility to fully load the truck, accommodate special temperature regimes, handle fragile cargo, and consolidate cargo at AsstrA Partners’ warehouses in Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and other European countries.
On Board Board Courier service is also an advantageous, effective, and fast option for long-distance delivery. Containers used for transportation by sea ensure additional safety for the cargo. Advantages also include the possibility to fill the container fully or partially, transport powdery or dry cargo, reorganize cargo at port, and comply with simplified customs procedures in Europe and the CIS.
Transportation of small sized cargo by railroad is also beneficial in case of long-distance delivery. Advantages include fast delivery, the possibility to reload any kind of cargo and use specialized carriages, platforms and containers. AsstrA offers transportation of spare parts or freight of small sized production and equipment by railroad between Europe and the CIS. As trains follow specific timetables, our Clients make orders in advance and receive their cargo according to agreed terms.
Transportation of small sized products by air is a fast alternative. Cargo planes have considerable capacity allowing price economy when delivering over a long distance. The advantages of this way of transporting spare parts or any other small sized cargo include the possibility to ship from any international airport, handle transportation of fragile cargo, take advantage of connecting flights, provide comprehensive cargo maintenance while at airports, and deliver cargo directly to the recipient‘s warehouse.
AsstrA specialists excel at attracting reliable transportation Partners and choosing optimal on board courier services provider takes into consideration cargo specifications. Where necessary our employees formulate combined schemes comprised of aviation, road, sea, and rail transport.
AsstrA has earned a reputation with the world’s leading companies as a reliable logistics Partner. Our company voluntarily meets the highest standards for logistics suppliers and has obtained a Safety & Quality Assessment System (SQAS) certificate to support quality control and safety procedures while working with small sized products. Moreover, Asstra strictly follows Good Distribution Practices.
AsstrA employees are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the field of cargo transportation in general and in the on board courier services in particular. Experience and qualifications help us take an individual approach to each order that is appropriate to the specifics of the cargo involved and the wishes of the Client. Cooperation with reliable transport service providers allows us to develop and select optimal delivery routes, clearly coordinate all stages of delivery, and transport any cargo in a timely manner. The suite of services AsstrA provides for the transportation of small loads and on board courier package includes:
- Favorable pricing for a variety of services related to the on board courier services. AsstrA offers its customers the most favorable financial terms of cooperation regardless of the situation on the market.
- Integrated customs support and consulting on customs clearance.
- Facilitating prompt passage through sanitary and epidemiological customs control.
- In addition, our company provides the following services:
- Organization and provision of the transportation by different modes of transport. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specially-adapted for the transportation depending on specific cargo properties and customer needs. If necessary, our employees create multimodal shipping schemes using air, road, sea and rail transport.
- Organization of individual measures to ensure cargo safety during the loading process. To determine the necessary safety measures, specialists take into account the requirements and wishes of the customer, the properties of the cargo, the distance to destination, and road conditions.
- Warehousing services and the organization of other Partners involved.
- 24/7 cargo safety control during all steps of transportation, as well as loading and unloading operations.
- Comprehensive customs support.
- Consulting on transport, logistics and customs procedures.
The geographical scope of transportation services offered by AsstrA is expanding every year:
- Within Europe;
- In the CIS;
- Between Europe and the CIS;
- To/from China and South East Asia;
The rich experience and professionalism of our employees, our individual approach towards every Client, and cooperation with reliable logistics Partners help us offer the most convenient routes, ensure smooth coordination of all transport stages, and provide efficient delivery of small sized products to any place around the world according to agreed terms with the highest levels of cargo safety while choosing an on board courier services.
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
AsstrA employees competently solve each issue related to the international transportation. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA customer is guaranteed maximum cargo safety during transportation, a clear and well-organized delivery system, adherence the established terms of transportation, and fulfillment of all technical and sanitary standards.
AsstrA is a member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), participation in which provides additional opportunities to minimize the risks of damage and loss of cargo during the transportation of small sized and fragile products. In addition, AsstrA has an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate, which confirms that our company is a reliable and solvent Partner complying with safety standards and all legal requirements during transportation.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is a single, expert source for a full range of services supporting the transportation of small goods and spare parts, such as: international freight forwarding, intermodal scheme development, customs and documentation support, insurance, consulting, project logistics, and logistics. In addition to a global presence in 22 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions on a continuous basis.
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the transportation and storage with reliable suppliers of transportation services. Our transport Partners cooperate with us on the basis of long-term contracts which guarantee the achievement of high KPIs regardless of market conditions. AsstrA’s transport Partners have all necessary licenses and permits and carrier liability insurance contracts.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative, efficient services for the transportation of small goods and small parts that meet the requirements of international law. AsstrA’s liability is covered for EUR 3,000,000 per insured event. Insurance coverage is provided by our reliable Partner Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland).
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
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.