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 demand due to short timing, wide geography and minimal fraud risks. AsstrA helps its clients to enjoy all advantages of air freight shipping. Our employees analyze client’s needs and cargo characteristics; offer best shipping route and perform cargo airfreight cost estimation. AsstrA delivers transportation of any goods in strict conformity with timing terms agreed regardless of shipment geography. Due to close cooperation with international airlines we can offer flexible pricing policy and maintain high level of service quality.
Modern aircraft are equipped enough to take on board literally any type of cargo. But some types of cargo require special treatment. Thus, air transportation of dangerous goods can cause damage to aircraft or accompanying cargoes. To ensure safety of cargo, crew and aircraft special regulatory documents were developed. They classify cargo and regulate terms of its transportation, including cargo marking, packaging, immobilizing/securing. Perishables, some chemical materials, oversized goods are allowed for transportation provided insurance of air cargo shipping regulations. Air cargo shipping of some substances is strictly prohibited. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) prohibits to take on board some corrosive, toxic and flammable substances. AsstrA closely follows changes in international legal regulation of air cargo freight and provides secure and fast delivery based on characteristics of each specific cargo.
TYPES OF AIRCRAFT
Air cargo shipping in abroad is performed by special cargo aircraft. Experienced AsstrA specialists select/pick special adapted aircraft depending on cargo characteristics and client’s needs. If required, our specialists can offer combined transportation arrangement by:
- LONG EXPERIENCE
AsstrA has over 20 years’ experience in operating air cargo shipping. Over these years our company learned specifics of various industries and operational areas, hence each client gets provided with an efficient solution for his needs.
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 transportation of cargo by air, but also offers alternative transportation ways by other means of transport to Baltics, Europe, CIS, Balkans, Central Asia, 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.
- LONG EXPERIENCE
- Cargo airfreight in Intra-EU, including Scandinavia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, including the Balkans, and the CIS, as well as distant Russia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, including the Balkans, and the Caucasus
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, including the Balkans, and countries of Central Asia
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the CIS and China
- Cargo airfreight between the EU, the CIS and countries of 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 air transportation by regular and charter flights;
- Shipper representation at the 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.
Cargo airfreight is the subject to complex legal regulation. The whole scope of regulatory legal documents can be divided into several categories. First category includes state regulatory acts: codes, laws, certification and licensing rules. Second category includes federal level aviation rules and third – local regulations of civil and cargo air transport.
Chicago Convention on International Civil Aviation, Warsaw Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to international carriage by air and some ICAO regulations have compulsory legal force. All these documents define complex and detailed rules to perform international cargo carriage by air. Not only AsstrA ensures implementation of all required regulations, but it also takes on responsibility to arrange all required documentation, including shipping documentation, waybills, customs declaration and etc.
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.