Air Charter Service launches dedicated time-critical division

Source: Air Charter Service

Charter firm Air Charter Service (ACS) has launched a new time-critical business in order to consolidate its various services for urgent shipment requests.

The new ACS Time Critical sub-brand brings together a range of existing services under a single umbrella.

These services include go-now cargo aircraft charters, with onboard courier (OBC) and ‘next flight out’ options, as well as integrated trucking solutions.

Dan Morgan-Evans, group cargo director at ACS, said: “Over the years we have gained a wealth of experience in the time-critical market, starting with go-now chartering, we added onboard couriers, next flight out and trucking to our résumé.

“We continued to expand and improve upon our services before realising that part of our business had evolved into a time-critical services provider.

“We have completed more than 10,000 OBCs in recent years and added the next flight out service during the pandemic, when travel restrictions limited our couriers’ ability to always accompany the packages.”

Morgan-Evans added that the company felt the ACS name no longer reflected its complete time-critical offering.

“Our forwarder and manufacturer clients often require multiple services and a complete door-to-door solution, so bringing these services under the new ACS Time Critical sub-brand means that it is clearer to clients that we have a team specialising in the full range of solutions for the most urgent freight and offer more than just charters.

“Whilst the name helps to clarify what we can offer customers, the structure behind it comes with additional benefits for them.”

He explained that with some shipments it is not always automatically clear what the best option for transportation is, so the company is “streamlining the process and finding the fastest and most cost-effective solution for every request”.

Air Charter Service’s (ACS) busy cargo arm helped the aircraft charter broker achieve record annual revenues of $1.8bn (£1.3bn).

Air Charter Service sees record $1.8bn revenues

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]