Our experienced staff organize global international air cargo shipping for a wide range of cargoes including perishables and dangerous goods. We select optimal routes based on your individual needs. Our agreements with international airlines and airport cargo terminals help us provide industry-leading services at competitive prices for every stage of the transport process. Transportation of cargo by air remains in great demand due to fast delivery times, broad geographical reach, and minimal fraud risks. AsstrA helps its clients enjoy all the advantages of air freight shipping. Our employees analyze clients’ needs and cargo characteristics, identify ideal shipping routes, and estimate cargo airfreight costs. AsstrA organizes the transportation of any goods in strict conformity with agreed timeframes and shipment destination. Thanks to close cooperation with international airlines we offer a flexible pricing policy and maintain a high level of service quality.
For any type of cargo, there is at least one type of modern aircraft capable of taking it on board. The air transportation of dangerous goods, however, can cause damage to aircraft or accompanying cargoes and requires special treatment. To ensure the safety of cargo, special regulatory documents regarding the crew and aircraft have been developed. These documents classify cargo and regulate the terms of its transportation, including cargo marking, packaging, immobilizing, and securing. Perishables, some chemical materials, and oversized goods are allowed for transportation in compliance with air cargo shipping regulations. Certain substances are not allowed to be shipped by air. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibits taking on board some types of corrosive, toxic and flammable substances. AsstrA closely follows changes in the international legal regulation of airfreight and provides secure and fast delivery based on the characteristics of each specific cargo.
TYPES OF AIRCRAFT
International air cargo shipping is performed with special cargo aircraft. Experienced AsstrA specialists select specially adapted aircraft depending on cargo characteristics and customer needs. If required, our specialists can offer multimodal transportation projects that include shipping by:
- 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 services that meet the requirements of international law. Our group policy with Basler Versicherung AG (Switzerland) covers cargo for €1,000,000 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.