AsstrA provides a full range of transport and logistics services related to the organization and execution of the international transportation of light industry goods such as accessories, textiles, fittings, and other products. The market for light industry products has recently demonstrated promising dynamics. The last few years have seen an increase in both imports and exports in this particular market. Companies operating within this sector often receive government subsidies enabling them to increase production and export to new markets within the EU, the CIS, and Asia. This expanding sector requires the implementation of a clockwork-like system of logistics that is capable of managing growing amounts of supply.
AsstrA supports effective international transportation as part of a well-functioning supply chain for clothing, accessories, and textiles. Our company’s experienced specialists organize transportation by all available means and through 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 for the transortation of light industry goods. 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 the domestic and international transportation of light industry goods differ according to the type of cargo. AsstrA ships the following types of light industry goods:
- Clothing (including upper and children’s clothes);
- Accessories (including handbags, suitcases, cases, briefcases, gloves, scarves, umbrellas, etc.);
- Leather goods;
- Textiles (including fabrics, fibers, yarn, etc.);
- Underwear and linen;
- Fittings (including zippers, clasps, buttons, etc.);
- Carpets and rugs.
Textile goods and garments are sensitive to high humidity. After long exposure to humidity, different fabrics may be damaged and unsuitable for further use. The vehicle or container used for the transportation of clothes is therefore required to be equipped appropriately to ensure the optimal level of humidity for the specific cargo.
In some cases, when transporting fur goods for example, specific holsters or polyethylene bags ought to be used as packaging. Some light industry cargo – particularly premium class clothing – is transported on hangers and in containers adapted accordingly.
The main requirement for the transportation of light industry goods is that the cargo be specifically marked. Marking helps to convey full and precise information about the cargo: its title, name of producer, structure, date of production, warranty, etc. We offer marking services at our European warehouses in Lithuania and Poland Europe, and we can also print labels and barcodes.
AsstrA constantly monitors national and international legislation governing transportation and provides safe and fast delivery according to agreed terms with great attention to the characteristics of each type of cargo.
Transportation of textile and light industry goods by road is the most convenient and affordable option. The operation of road transport is independent fof railroad station, air and sea port timetables. Service providers can therefore optimize the terms of delivery and develop more flexible delivery routes. 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 carrying out the transportation of light industry goods by road, our company offers the option of either vans or tented trailers.
The transportation of light industry goods by sea is a fast and effective option for long-distance deliveries. Shipping by sea is popular in this sector due to the geographical location of production of many fabrics, garments, and accessories. Large factories are scattered around Southern and Eastern Asia, Latin America, and Western Europe. 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 clothes and accessories 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 light industry goods by rail from the EU and the CIS to China and from China with the use of high-speed trains. 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 clothing and accessories 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 clothing and other light industry goods. 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 international transportation of light industry goods 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 light industry goods:
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 the transportation of light industry products 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 light industry goods by different modes of transport. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specially-adapted for light industry goods 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 light industry goods. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA customer is guaranteed maximum cargo safety during transportation of light industry 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 international transportation of light industry 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 light industry freight forwarding.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is a single, expert source for a full range of services supporting the transportation of light industry goods, 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 16 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport of light industry solutions on a continuous basis.
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the international transportation of light industry 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 international transportation of light industry goods and the transportation of chemical 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 light industry goods and transportation of chemical 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 light industry products are contained in numerous technical regulations, certification rules, and documents establishing sanitary, hygienic and technical standards for the international transportation of light industry products. All of these regulations establish a complex and detailed procedure for the transport of light industry goods.
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.