A wide range of goods and non-personnel often require air transport due to their urgent or sensitive nature, or remote destinations. Helping select the right aircraft and equipment, we coordinate cargo such as humanitarian aid, dangerous goods, animals, heavy and outsize cargo, on-board couriers, and sensitive goods. We also help plan and execute cargo pick-up and drop to and from airports and destinations.
In the wake of Covid-19 and its variants, many airlines are still having to cancel hundreds of thousands of flights as travellers either opt not to travel or are outright banned by governments. But normal passenger flights also carry some amount of cargo. In Asia, for instance, passenger planes account for about 45% of air freight capacity. So losing those passenger flights has left a big cargo deficit.
A wide range of goods and non-personnel often require air transport due to their urgent or sensitive nature, or remote destinations. The need for cargo flights, therefore, has never been greater.
High Demand for Cargo Flights
Over the past few years, cargo flights have been increasingly and overwhelmingly used to transport an incredibly wide range of goods to new customers and suppliers across market sectors and geographic regions. This can range from automotive parts (according to USA Trade Online, in the first half of 2021 alone, the number of car parts sent by air from Asia to the US increased from 3 to 78.9 million kg!) to aeroplane parts, retail products and mail, as well as high-value shipments like livestock and jewellery.
They are incredibly important in transferring items with a short market life such as consumer electronics, fashion goods, flowers, and foodstuff. “We’ve been so desperate that we take anything and first available,” said Motamedi, general manager of La Espanola Meats, which sells imported Spanish ham, cheese, sweets and other products” in a CNBC interview. And cargo flights have been used extensively during the pandemic to carry vaccines and personal protective equipment as well.
The global crunch for cargo flights is understandable. Using air cargo means quick delivery to almost anywhere. There is reliability around arrival and departure dates, as well as increased safety and security. There are fewer accidents resulting in the loss of items with cargo flights in comparison with transportation via road or sea. But as the cargo supply chain is complex, risk can be introduced at any point along with it.
This is where Bluedot can make a difference.
Bluedot helps select the right Aircraft
We’ll help you select the right aircraft and equipment for your transportation needs as each brings different advantages, and because each type of goods will require special conditions for transportation such as temperature control, certain air conditions, or protected casing if the goods you want to transport are hazardous or livestock. The safe transportation of live animals as air cargo for instance requires temperature, relative humidity level, and cargo compartment carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration.
Bluedot coordinates Cargo logistics
We will also coordinate the logistics of cargo transportation for you, taking care of planning and executing cargo pick-up and drop to and from airports and destinations. This includes humanitarian aid, dangerous goods, animals, heavy and outsize cargo, on board couriers, and sensitive goods.
It’s impossible to overstate our focus on quick delivery but without any compromise on efficiency and safety. We implement global standards of safety and security for every good we transport and have an experienced cargo crew working relentlessly to ensure each piece of cargo is taken care of and delivered on time.
Have more questions about chartered Cargo Flights? Contact Bluedot Air Charters on +971551881441 today for all your queries and booking information.