Consol Alliance expands UK-Australia services on rising demand

By Damian Brett

Consol Alliance, Alana Raitt

Australian airfreight consolidator Consol Alliance has increased its services from the UK to four Australian Airports in response to rising e-commerce demand.

The consolidator now offers services to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane a total of 20 times weekly, using a transhipment routing.

The company said that a steady rise in demand throughout 2020 means it is now handling a record 300 tonnes of airfreight per month on the UK-Australia trade lane alone, and the company has already processed 500,000 inbound e-commerce parcels in the first quarter of 2021.

National airfreight product manager Alana Raitt said: “Having successfully maintained a totally reliable service throughout the last year, despite the considerable challenges, we are pleased to announce this increase in capacity and frequency to Australia, with over 20 consolidations per week from the UK.

“Capacity has not been an issue for us. We make bookings one month in advance, and have pre-allocations to all airports. Our consistent support for carriers and our excellent carrier relations have given us a strong edge in securing space for our customers.”

Consol Alliance also operates regular inbound airfreight consolidations from the US – where it has its own office – and from Amsterdam – where it recently partnered with Wholesale by Vels.

In the UK it partners with Davies Turner.

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