The new air cargo frontier
10 / 07 / 2013
That is opening up new opportunities for airfreight and for logistics companies who can navigate the particular challenges of these markets.
The company then set up a less-than-truckload road service to connect central Europe with Kazakhstan. In 2011 the company added a German office, and launched a rail container service to Central Asia and on to Mongolia.
Evgeniy Reznikov, ART’s business development director, says this has been attracting strong eastbound demand from global forwarders.
Previously, Mussina notes, local retailers might have brought fashion items in their own hand luggage or as parcels, but the dedicated stores now require shipments in much larger quantities – maybe 500 items at a time.
She adds: “Though the procedures for hand-ling these shipments already existed, they were never used – and Customs had no experience of them. So we had to work with Customs to develop new ways of working.
Since a small mistake in the Customs declaration can hold up the shipment for a week, we now prepare all the documents in advance. We can now clear shipments in a single day, and offer the customer a guarantee of two days.”
Read Peter Conway’s full Interview in the next edition of Air Cargo News 15 July 2013 – Issue No. 756