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Air Fleets in Vaccine Delivery

Ships to Join Air Fleets in Vaccine Delivery

The number of coronavirus vaccine shipments is steadily increasing as rollout begins in more countries and more products become available. While the jabs are mostly transported by land and air, ships are also expected to join the race against the global pandemic. According to Financial Times, ships will get involved in vaccine distribution so that shots reach healthcare professionals instead of piling up in warehouse facilities. Why Use Ships? According to European logistics experts, vaccine supply and distribution is expected to exceed air freight capacity by the middle of 2021. Because of the surplus of jabs, the supply chain will… Read more

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Uses of Air Freight: Shipping Time-Sensitive and High-Value Commodities

Air freight is expensive compared to other modes of transportation and thus is limited by cost. Freight rates vary between €1.25 and €3.75, which makes it 12 – 16 times more expensive than sea transport and 4 – 5 times more costly than road freight. For this reason, it is usually used for items that are time-sensitive or of high value, including perishable seafood products and agricultural produce, electronics, consumer goods, fashion clothing, pharmaceuticals, documents, and production samples. Air transport is also used for emergency shipments and just-in-time production as well as for exports from developing countries, including commodities such… Read more

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Airlines Modifying Planes to Deal with the Cargo Crunch

Some 150 airlines are now carrying cargo in an effort to offset losses. Passenger traffic may take several years to return to normal, and flying cargo helps airlines to reduce the operational and maintenance costs of parked airplanes. Why Ship Goods Onboard Aircraft When the coronavirus pandemic picked up speed, demand for personal protective equipment such as gowns, gloves, and masks soared. Equipment and medical supplies now need to be shipped from waning hotspots to emerging epicenters. With travel restrictions and lockdowns introduced worldwide, demand for fast goods shipment increased as online sales skyrocketed. As China restarted its economy, large… Read more

Types of Aircraft Shipping Cargo and Types of Loads

Planes carry different types of cargo to multiple destinations across Europe, including busy airports such as the Frankfurt Am Main Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Planes Shipping Cargo The main types of planes that carry cargo include Boeing 737, Airbus 340, Airbus 320, and Boing 747. Boeing 737 has an operating range of up to 4,650 km and is fitted with 2 central cargo bays. This plane has a capacity of 2 tons and a volume of 13 – 15 m3. It is considered small aircraft compared to other types. Airbus 340 is another type that is used for air… Read more

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The requirements from IATA for air freight forwarding services

When forwarding cargo by air, it is essential that all standards and guidelines by the International Air Transport Association for safety are duly met. The freight forwarders Europe provide their services in full compliance with these requirements and inform their customers about all necessary regulations and possible limitations in regard to the air transport service.   The regulations for forwarding of cargo via air transport The safety guidelines and standards by IATA for air freight forwarding are for the following types of cargo: Lithium batteries Hazardous loads Live animals Cargo of these types needs to be appropriately labeled with labels… Read more

Air freight in Europe

Air transport in Europe for express deliveries

When express deliveries are required, air services from the International Forwarding Association are the best solution.   Types of shipments usually sent by express delivery Perishable goods with limited shelf life Valuable cargo, which needs express delivery to reduce the risk of loss or damage Documents Express delivery of documents Express shipments often contain documents. Sending them is necessary mostly in connection with the increasingly expanding trade. Delivery of express parcels containing documents can be done from door to door at your request. Specifics of contracts between the shipper and the air transport carrier The first thing to do when… Read more

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Air transport in the FMCG sector

Eating a variety of foods delivered from distant countries is a constant for modern people. This wide range of food has its limited period of duration, which is the main reason air transport is the best choice for FMCG.   Types of food and other FMCG transported by air Fruits Vegetables Meat Fish Flowers and more.   Factors influencing the transport of FMCG This type of transport is still developing as the tendency of consumption in the markets are countinously changing. But besides that other factors are being changed: The decrees concerning the air transports The continuously raising expectations of… Read more