cargo-partner stabilises supply chains with crucial, weekly air charters
As global manufacturing recovers and airfreight capacities remain tight, many companies are looking for alternative transport options to keep their supply chains operating. International transport and info-logistics provider cargo-partner supports its customers with weekly air charters between Europe and Asia with less time-critical shipments handled with through weekly LCL services by sea and rail transport.
The airfreight peak season has begun and production is picking up again, especially in the automotive, high tech and retail industries. Although transport restrictions are slowly being lifted, the available freight capacities are still tight. To help its customers maintain their supply chains, cargo-partner has been offering weekly air charter services from Mainland China via Hong Kong to Europe since March 2020. In preparation for the peak season and in reaction to the growing demand from various industries, the logistics provider has extended its scheduled weekly charter services until the end of the year.
Door-to-door service from China to Europe
cargo-partner’s weekly air charter service includes trucking from all of Mainland China via the key gateways Shanghai, Beijing, Qingdao, Shenzhen, Xiamen and Guangzhou as well as distribution to any destination in Europe. In addition, cargo-partner handles all customs formalities at borders and airports. Stefan Krauter, CEO of cargo-partner said: “Since the beginning of the year, we have received numerous requests for full and part-charter flights of urgently needed goods, the majority of which came from the pharmaceutical, healthcare and PPE sectors. In recent months, we have noticed a growing demand from the high tech and automotive industries along with an increasing number of requests for our priority and emergency solutions.”
Telecom manufacturer ships 500-700 tons per month by charter
One of the many customers who make use of cargo-partner’s weekly charter services is a China-based manufacturer from the telecommunications industry. The company has been working with cargo-partner since 2018, largely relying on the logistics provider’s air ECONOMY solutions. As of spring 2020, the telecommunications manufacturer has switched to cargo-partner’s weekly charter services as a reliable alternative to the numerous cancelled passenger flights. In the past several months, the company has used cargo-partner’s weekly charter services to export between 500 and 700 tons of cargo per month from China to various destinations around the world.
New 24/7 EMERGENCY Desks ensure fast reaction times
To ensure the speedy handling of time-critical shipments, cargo-partner has introduced an EMERGENCY Desk in several countries which are available to customers around the clock. Since the start of 2020, those 24/7 facilities have been available in Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Romania, Slovenia and Turkey. “Our EMERGENCY teams are there for our customers 24 hours a day, ensuring immediate availability and the fastest reaction times for urgent shipments,” explained Stefan Krauter. The EMERGENCY Desks offer a range of specialized solutions for time-critical transports, including full and part charters, express pickup and delivery, on-board-courier services and priority customs clearance.
Weekly LCL solutions by sea and rail transport as a flexible alternative
As a further cost-efficient option for less time-critical shipments, cargo-partner offers a variety of LCL services by both seafreight and rail transport. Among the logistics provider’s special strengths are seafreight services via the Slovenian port of Koper as well as rail transport solutions across the Iron Silk Road. In recent months, cargo-partner has expanded its seafreight services via Koper with new connections from India, Thailand and Vietnam. The routing via Koper allows for significant time savings compared to routings via Northern ports. In addition, the company offers weekly LCL rail transport services from Xi’an to Prague as well as from Duisburg to Xi’an, with transit times from terminal to terminal amounting to approximately 17 days.