Running an export operational process is very comprehensive.
An easy process summary:
Communication with a seller and/or shipper
Preparing documentation (in line with Incoterms)
Dangerous Goods document check
Check the shipment in the warehouse if it is ready for carriage
Dangerous Goods physical check
Labelling with machine readible labels (bar code)
Repacking (if needed)
Transfer the cargo to the airline warehouse
Check the flight departure(s) and arrival(s)
Possibly even taking care of the handling, transfer, customs clearance and delivery of the cargo at destination.
It involves a lot of different processes to make sure the logistical supply chain is working properly, especially as the majority of the process is operated by human manpower.
We have been operating the airfreight export process on an operational, mid-management as well senior-management level. Therefore we can provide in depth knowledge to organize, maintain and development of the export business.
Our forwarding support includes:
- Start-up support
- Operational management
- Air cargo procurement
- Tender and Bid support
- Sourcing management (transport, handling, packaging etc)
- Business development (feasibility studies, commercial support, consolidations)