AsstrA provides a full range of logistics and transport services necessary for the international transport of household appliances, including consumer electronics, hi-tech equipment, and telecommunications products. The market for household appliances and electronic products has demonstrated steady growth over the past few years.
AsstrA helps its customers establish regular flows of international hi-tech transportation. Our company organizes cargo shipping by various modes of transport in the regions of Europe, the CIS, the Baltic States, the Balkans, and South-East and Central Asia. Our experienced employees take into account each client's needs and cargo characteristics to develop optimal delivery routes that minimize the cost of household appliances transportation. AsstrA organizes on-time delivery of any cargo regardless of geographical destination. Thanks to fruitful cooperation with international transport companies, we offer flexible pricing with Swiss-quality service.
Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle appropriate for the cargo and each client’s needs. For electronic goods transportation and transportation of household appliances, vehicles are typically equipped with security equipment like tracking systems, alarms, additional locks, and electronic anti-theft devices like immobilizers. If necessary, our specialists arrange multimodal delivery schemes using air, road, sea, and rail transport.
The legal regulation of the transport of hi-tech products is complicated by the absence of a single international (or national) normative legal act that would contain an exhaustive list of rules for the carriage of this type of cargo. The rules concerning the transportation of household appliances are determined case-by-case according to which mode of transport is used and the countries through which the delivery route passes. In each specific case, hauliers refer to the rules for the carriage of goods by road, rail, air or sea transport, international conventions, and technical legal acts. Norms governing process for the safe transportation of household equipment are contained in numerous technical regulations, certification rules, and documents establishing sanitary, hygienic and technical standards for the transportation of electronic products. All of these regulations establish a complex and detailed procedure for the transport of hi-tech goods. Before executing transport it is necessary to receive a number of certificates regarding safety.
Transportation of household appliances and electronics is a process that requires expertise from hauliers and transport providers to ensure high performance and consistent compliance with all safety rules and hygienic requirements. Since hi-tech goods are seen as a valuable and vulnerable type of cargo, it is necessary to ensure the safety of the goods during transport. The main condition for the safety of transported household equipment is the maintenance of an optimum temperature and humidity regime inside the vehicle. Electronic products are highly sensitive to climatic conditions. In the case of a temperature regime violation and/or sudden fluctuation in air temperature, the electronic equipment can be damaged. The cargo best retains its consumer properties when the temperature is stable. Since maintaining the temperature regime is vital for cargo safety, refrigerated vehicles play a key role in the safe transportation of electronics.
In view of the particular importance of maintaining the optimum temperature, the transportation white goods by road is carried out exclusively by refrigerated vehicles. However, in this case as well, the risk of sharp temperature fluctuations remains high, especially during loading and unloading operations. During loading and unloading, you should avoid cargo cooling and heating. High temperatures are no less dangerous to the condition and properties of electronic devices. To minimize the harmful effects of humidity and temperature fluctuations, refrigerated vehicles and containers with the ability to maintain a temperature regime are used for the transportation of household appliances. AsstrA carefully monitors changes in domestic and international regulations concerning the cargo transportation of hi-tech equipment and other products. Delivery is safe, fast, and appropriate for the characteristics of each particular product.
The transportation of household appliances and electronics requires specially-adapted equipment for sea, rail, air, and road transport. Each vehicle must be dry and possess an adequate ventilation system. For the safety of electronic goods in the vehicle, it is necessary to maintain an appropriate temperature. Thermographs – special devices that help monitor air temperature – are used along the entire route. Services for the transportation white goods by road are in particular demand, as road transport guarantees the fastest delivery. Trucking operations do not depend on the schedule of railway stations or airports, and can use flexible routing to transport goods "door to door." Fast delivery is a necessary component of the proper transportation of hi-tech equipment, as they are classified as perishable goods that experience negative side effects of long-term storage.
International transportation of household appliances by air, by train or sea are less popular, as these modes require transshipment and may experience additional delays during delivery. An important requirement for the safe transportation of electronic goods is the fastening of cargo on a vehicle. Containers with electronic goods are fixed in such way as to avoid displacement or slippage during all steps of carriage. Secure fastenings help avoid the loss of cargo. The rules for the transport of fragile cargoes prescribe special labeling for packages. Distinctive marks on boxes and packaging indicate the nature of the goods and may contain spatial reference points and other information that indicates its properties. AsstrA uses not only its own resources but also cooperates with reliable transport partners whose vehicles all have a complete set of technical documentation. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specally-adapted for the transportation of household appliances depending on specific cargo properties and customer needs. If necessary, our employees create multimodal shipping schemes using air, road, sea 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 safe transportation of household appliances and electronics 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 hi-tech equipment includes:
- Organization and provision of the transportation of household appliances by different modes of 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.
- Security screening. Our security service division checks the availability of necessary licenses and registration of carriers and cooperates only with those having been legally providing transportation services for more than 120 working days.
AsstrA is a reliable, modern provider of logistics services for manufacturers of household appliances, consumer electronics, hi-tech equipment, and telecommunications products. We serve both wholesalers and retailers. Building on deep experience and streamlined processes, AsstrA established a dedicated Hi-Tech Logistics division in 2012 to offer efficient logistics solutions to producers of household appliances and electronics. Our experience, high quality of service, and adherence to maximum transport safety standards are confirmed in numerous customer recommendations.
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AsstrA employees are qualified to solve each issue related to the transportation of household goods. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA client is guaranteed cargo safety, a clear and well-organized delivery system, observance of 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 hi-tech equipment. 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 household appliances: international freight forwarding services, intermodal scheme development, customs and documentation support, insurance, consulting, project logistics, and logistics services. 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 solutions on a continuous basis
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the transportation of electronics 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 KPI indicators 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, and efficient transportation white goods and electronics services that meet the requirements of international law. To confirm our status as a reliable and responsible partner, our company insures its liability with Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland).
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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.