Tag Archives: airfreight

Airfreight and air cargo are terms describing the un-attended transportation of goods via air

Airfreight to Central Asia with Ural Airlines via Sofia Airport

In the past we have tried to move some loads from USA to Dushanbe and we found that the options are very limited especially when it is about to move from airports different from New York and Los Angeles.  As we are people who constantly look to satisfy customer needs in logistics and transportation, we moved the freight to Sofia Airport from where we have … Continue reading Airfreight to Central Asia with Ural Airlines via Sofia Airport »

Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria

The Republic of the Philippines, more commonly referred to as the Philippines is located in Southeast Asia, at 1,210 km from the coast of mainland Asia. The country consist of 7,107 islands, of which only about 10% are inhabited. Philippine  population is nearly 90 million. The capital is Manila, with a population over 11 million people which makes it one of the 20 largest metropolitan … Continue reading Transportation services between Philippines and Bulgaria »

Planning of an airfreight shipment

In our last blog we have discussed the elements of the freight quote. Today we will move forward. Assume the quote is accepted and load is tendered to the shipping agent. What happens next? I would split air shipping in three main stages: 1.    Before arrival at origin airport 2.    Between origin and destination airports 3.    After arrival at destination airport Nevertheless type of goods … Continue reading Planning of an airfreight shipment »

Courier or freight forwarder ?

What is the difference between freight forwarder and a courier?  I have been often asked that question. Well, from operational point of view the difference is tremendous but from customers point of view the difference is none. Why? The customer perception is that both couriers and forwarders offer the same service – delivery of shipments from one point to another. And this is really the … Continue reading Courier or freight forwarder ? »

Al Italia has lifted the embargo for cargo to Lagos, Nigeria

The airline Al Italia has lifted the embargo on cargo shipments to Lagos, Nigeria. Now you can send all of your rate requests and bookings for air cargo shipments from Sofia airport to Lagos. The flight schedule is as follow: Departure from Sofia airport every day of the week except Saturday when AZ does not fly from Sofia. Shipments should be tendered to the airline … Continue reading Al Italia has lifted the embargo for cargo to Lagos, Nigeria »

Airfreight at a turning point?

Courtesy of Eyefortransport The International Air Transport Association has announced international traffic results for October, showing a 14.4% year-on-year increase for international freight. According to IATA’s director general & CEO Giovanni Bisignani, growth is returning to a more normal pattern, with freight demand 1% above pre-crisis levels of early-2008. “Where we go from here is dependant on developments in the global economy,” said Bisignani. “The … Continue reading Airfreight at a turning point? »

Shippers Voice on total scanning of the airfreight

According to Andrew Traill, managing partner of Shippers’ Voice, 100% scanning of airfreight would not only harm international trade, it would also be ineffective. “Killing the air freight industry with draconian security procedures would be giving the terrorists a result they would long to see,” says Traill. Traill says that the most effective way to detect and deter anyone intending to use airfreight to carry … Continue reading Shippers Voice on total scanning of the airfreight »

IATA calls for global coordinated cargo security

This post is a reprint from eyefortransport.com .  The issue is pretty serious that is why I copy/pasted it for further share. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on security regulators around the world to work together in addressing the challenges related to cargo security and data collection. IATA also unveiled plans to lead a global effort to build an airport checkpoint of … Continue reading IATA calls for global coordinated cargo security »