Freight air transport is not very popular in Poland. It may be influenced by the high cost of the service or insufficiently developed infrastructure. Nevertheless, for some companies it is the only option for transporting goods, especially those with large dimensions. So how to organize such air transport? What do you need to know about it?
Freighttransport airin Poland
In Poland, unfortunately, air cargo transport is not as popular as, for example, road transport. The costs associated with organizing such transport may have the greatest impact on this. Moreover, not all Polish airports handle cargo transport. Most of these services are provided in Warsaw, followed by Katowice, Gdańsk and Wrocław. According to the information provided by the company dealing with air cargo transport in Poland Okęcie handles as much as 70% of air shipments because it is best prepared for this infrastructure.
Air cargo transport – why is it not popular?
Costs can be listed first. Transported goods usually do not fly in both directions, as is the case with passenger air transport. For this reason, companies try to transport something also on the way back, so as not to be a loss on the entire route or at least some part of it. Another reason is the lack of a developed airport infrastructure. The aprons are small, many airports are not adapted to handle such transport, hence the low popularity of such transport.
How to organize cargo air transport?
Organizing transport, especially air cargo, is not easy and it is better to entrust this task to specialists who already have many years of experience in this type of service. Organizing such transport involves many activities related to documenting, securing goods, delivering them to the airport or collecting them from the airport, it is also necessary to clear transit customs and a number of other matters. People who do not have knowledge about the organization of air transport, it would be better to choose a professional company.
How to choose a cargo air transport company?
First of all, you need to look for companies with a global reach, such that transport goods with all possible global lines. The most important thing is that they should have experience in this and be able to organize such transport from beginning to end. Companies dealing with air cargo transport most often operate on a door-to-door basis, i.e. they collect goods from the sender’s door and transport them to the recipient’s address. It is important that a given order is supervised by a specific employee who will make sure that everything goes according to plan. Transport companies offer storage, packaging, warehouse services at airports, organizing documentation, handling import clearance, consolidating shipments, etc. It is worth paying attention to whether a given company also offers Cargo insurance for the duration of transport, because you never know what may happen when transporting goods.