International Air Freight
China is the largest exporter of consumer goods. Produced product quality has become noticeably better and can keep up with similar products of numerous producers. This is particularly true for electronics and high-tech goods.
Budget-friendly and top-quality Chinese products are in demand all over the world, so the issue of their delivery to consumers in different countries comes to the fore. International air fright is a solution to this issue.
Air transportation steps in where it is necessary to travel a long distance in a short time. This method is often used for shipping trial batches in order to assess the feasibility of a large contract. International air freight is essential for transportation of large volumes and project cargoes. Express delivery of urgent documents, vital medicines, spare parts and components, high demand goods, etc. is possible only by air. The most important international air freight customers are postal operators from different countries. European, Russian and Hong Kong operators are among our clients.
Global air freight is performed by regular and charter flights. The cargo is warehoused, consolidated, packed and labelled, and all transport documents are compiled, where applicable. In case of charter shipments, proper cargo handling is essential for meeting aviation safety requirements and ensuring the pallets placement in accordance with aircraft centering rules.
International air freight advantages
Air freight main advantages:
- possibility of a fast cargo transportation over long distances;
- delivery even to remote areas;
- high security level due to a very low aircraft accidents rate;
- safety — flight regulations strictly prescribe the characteristics of goods transported;
- strict adherence to the schedule, consistency and timing.
But at the same time, air freight is the most expensive way of transportation. International air freight fares are subject to cargo characteristics.
There are certain restrictions to the assortment and dimensions of individual types. Some goods may not be transported by air without meeting special conditions, e.g. poisons, explosives, flammable substances, ammunition, etc.
Air travel is highly dependent on atmospheric conditions. Delivery geography is limited by the number and location of proper class airports.
International standards on global air freight
International standards are set in 2003 by the Montreal convention (MC). At the moment it has been supported by more than 150 countries and regional organizations. Today, Russia is not a party to the Convention notwithstanding the availability of the Government decree on accession to it. One of the main MC membership advantages is air freight paperwork simplification.
General provisions contain recommendations on paperwork, safety requirements for baggage and passengers transportation, as well as flight participants’ responsibility.
In Russia civil air flights are subject to the provisions of Air laws and regulations basically coinciding with global standards. Today, introduction of international air freight standards is one of the most critical tasks for Russian airlines. In 2003, International Air Transport Association (IATA) approved the Operational Safety Audit Programme (IOSA) which is mandatory for all members of the Association. Russian security system does not fully meet international requirements. The airline should show compliance with 755 standards to pass the audit.
Global air freight geography
International air freight is advantegeous for the possibility to deliver cargoes almost to any part of the world. Aircrafts can reach places with no railways and roads, and in some cases they are the only way of communication with the external world.
Chinese goods delivery geography covers the entire globe. Our company operates international flights and specializes in cargo delivery to European countries and Russia, including Moscow and remote areas of the Russian North.
Our portfolio contains solutions for customs clearance and international deliveries between Russia and East and Southeast Asia countries, transit flights through Thailand, etc.