AsstrA provides a full range of transport and logistics services related to the organization and execution of the international transportation of perfume and cosmetics industry goods, including decorative cosmetics, perfumes, and hair or body care products.
The Russian market for perfumes and cosmetics has recovered from the effect of crisis and has been demonstrating positive dynamics since 2015. According to analysts’ assessments, in the near future we will observe growth in annual average sales in this market segment. Since the perfume and cosmetics market is to a significant extent shaped by the import of foreign products, its further successful functioning requires well-established and effective logistics schemes able to cope with growing amounts of supply.
AsstrA supports effective international transportation as part of a well-functioning supply chain for cosmetics and perfumes. Our company’s experienced specialists organize transportation by all available means, including the use of combined schemes around Europe, the CIS, Baltic states, South-Eastern and Central Asia. AsstrA specialists take into consideration the specific needs of every client and the characteristics of their particular cargo, develop optimal delivery routes, and calculate costs. AsstrA delivers all cargo according to the agreed terms regardless of the order’s destination and complexity. Thanks to fruitful cooperation with only the most trustworthy partners, we are able to apply a flexible price policy and maintain consistently high service quality levels.
Conditions for local and international delivery of perfume and cosmetics industry products differ according to the type of cargo. AsstrA organizes transportation of the following perfume and cosmetics industry products:
- Perfume and Eau de Toilette;
- Decorative cosmetics;
- Shampoos and other hair care products;
- Products for personal hygiene and oral care;
- Products for shaving;
- Shower gels and soap.
Some cosmetics and perfume products are complex in terms of their chemical composition and are sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. Non-compliance with specific conditions for transportation and storage of these products may cause quality degradation and, in some cases, may result in products’ being harmful to consumers.
AsstrA pays great attention to safety issues related to perfume and cosmetics products and organizes transportation of certain goods only with the necessary conditions being provided. Specially adapted refrigeratory vehicles and containers ensure the preservation of the products and protect them from temperature fluctuations and any other negative external effects.
Another characteristic of perfume and cosmetics is their high price. Many types of perfume and cosmetics products – premium-class products in particular – are expensive. In order to ensure these products’ preservation and good condition, AsstrA relies only on trustworthy transportation service providers.
The third relevant factor pertaining to perfume and cosmetics products is that some of them are dangerous cargo. In particular, some perfume products (e.g. perfume itself and Eau de Toilette) are made of combustible components. The flammable chemical composition of these products make them Class III dangerous components according to ADR classifications. Compliance with specific requirements related to the storage and handling of such cargo ensures the preservation of its qualities and safety during transportation.
AsstrA specialists constantly monitor changes in national and international legislation, technical and sanitary regulations related to transportation, and rely heavily on personal experience and long-term working knowledge of perfume and cosmetics industry products. Therefore our company is able to provide fast and safe transportation tailored to the characteristics of any cargo.
Transportation of perfume and cosmetics industry products by road is the most convenient and affordable option. Road transport operations are independent of railroad stations and air and sea port timetables, so transportation times are minimized and can be carried out virtually around the clock. The benefits of transportation by road transport include the possibility to deliver partial loads with consolidation and maintenance of the cargo at AsstrA business partners‘ warehouses in Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and other European countries. When transporting perfume and cosmetics industry goods by road, our company offers the option of either vans or tented trailers.
The transportation of perfume and cosmetics industry products by sea is a fast and effective option for long-distance deliveries. Intermodal containers used for transportation by ship provide for the necessary safety of the cargo. The benefits of transportation in containers by sea include the possibility to load the container to the necessary extent, the availability of full cargo maintenance services at ports, and simplified customs procedures around Europe and the CIS.
Transportation of perfume and cosmetics industry products by rail is appropriate in case of long-distance deliveries. The benefits of delivery by train include high speed, the use of adapted carriages, platforms and containers, and rapid transshipment. AsstrA organizes delivery of perfume and cosmetics by rail from the EU and the CIS to China and from China with the use of high-speed trains (link). Since trains follow strict timetables and schedules, our clients order the delivery in advance, and their cargo arrives according to the terms agreed. Delivery by railroad transport takes from 12 to 22 days depending on the delivery destination.
Transportation of perfume and cosmetics industry products by air is a more expensive yet fast option for international delivery. Cargo planes have spacious dimensions which enable us to minimize delays during long-distance deliveries. The benefits of transportation by air includes the possibility to deliver from any international airport, full cargo maintenance services at airports, and the possibility to deliver the cargo directly to the recipient‘s warehouse.
AsstrA specialists rely only on trustworthy logistics services providers and select means of transport appropriately adapted to the characteristics of perfume and cosmetics. When necessary, our specialists are able to develop multimodal schemes combining air, sea, road, and rail transport.
AsstrA employees are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the field of cargo transportation in general and in the transportation of cosmetics and perfume 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.
AsstrA offers its customers the most favorable financial terms of cooperation regardless of the situation on the market.
The suite of services AsstrA provides in relation to cosmetics and perfume transportation includes:
- 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 of cosmetics and perfume goods by different modes of transport. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specially-adapted for cosmetics and perfume 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.
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
AsstrA employees competently solve each issue related to the international transportation of cosmetics and perfume. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA customer is guaranteed maximum cargo safety during the transportation of cosmetics products, 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 cosmetics and perfume goods. 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 cosmetics goods freight forwarding.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is a single expert source for a full range of services supporting the transportation of cometics and perfume, 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 18 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport of cosmetics solutions on a continuous basis.
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the transportation of cosmetics and perfume goods and storage of cargo 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 cosmetics and the transportation of perfume products 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
The rules for the transportation of cosmetics and perfume goods are contained in regulatory acts concerning the carriage of goods by road, rail, air or sea transport, in international treaties, and in customs legislation acts covering sanitary-epidemiological and phytosanitary safety. Norms governing processes for the transportation of skin care products and transportation of haircare products are contained in numerous technical regulations, certification rules, and documents establishing sanitary, hygienic and technical standards for the transportation of cosmetics and perfume products. All of these regulations establish a complex and detailed procedure for the transport of cosmetics.
Before executing transport of cosmetics and perfume products, the consignor or other interested person has to receive a number of certificates such as: a declaration or certificate of conformity and other documents regarding environmental safety and the prevention of epidemiological threats. The listed documents are subject to verification during the passage through sanitary and epidemiological control at customs border crossings. AsstrA monitors all relevant rules and regulations and advises on the execution of shipping documents, invoices, customs declarations, 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.