Air Cargo & Air Freight Services

Providing reliable, efficient and quality Air Cargo  & Air Freight and Logistic services.

Express Air Cargo Services Bangalore is amongst the pioneers in India’s Air Cargo and Air Freight space and offering fast, optimized and cost effective Air logistics, the fastest and safest way to deliver goods within the committed delivery time, to any part of the country.to any part of the country. With our long years of experience in logistics and transportation, we have vast expertise in offering reliable Air Cargo Services.

AIR CARGO SERVICES OFFERED:

  • Economical Air Freight / Air Cargo

  • Highly efficient & Integrated services with warehousing & distribution network.

  • Door to Door & Airport to Airport Air Cargo Services.

  • Complete Documentation and support.

  • Day Definite Air Freight & Same day delivery services.

  • Multi-modal logistic solutions for non air-connected destinations.

  • Warehousing and Cross Dock facilities available.

Air Freight and Air Cargo is essential part of multi modal logistic solutions considerably reducing transit time and ensuring smooth supply chain management being the fastest and most secure mode of transport. In a vast and geographically diverse country like India, Air Cargo & Freight serves an important role in cargo connectivity and Express Air Freight Bangalore is pioneer in Air Cargo logistics and provides services to all destinations with air connectivity.

Express Air Cargo's experience team of Charter managers and handling staff ensures that your important Air Cargo moves smoothly throughout India, timely and securely with all the documentation and other modalities taken care of. We are experts at delivering documents, products, critical spare parts and industrial goods to almost all air connected destination with short lead time, fast direct flights where ever available and possible, flexible emergency air cargo solutions and much more.

We provide door to door and Airport to Airport services with advance track and trace information system hosted on reliable servers.   We offer multiple routing options to provide ‘Same Day Delivery’ & ‘Next Flight Out’ services to our clients, thanks to our multiple Air Taxi Operators such as Vistara, IndiGo, Air India and Spice Jet, who help us to maintain the highest level of industry standards. We provide customized and priority services for critical cargo and parcels like production chain components, life saving drugs, documents etc.

Gati Movers Packers Air Cargo & Air Freight Services Bangalore.

Air Cargo Services

Efficient and fastest way to transport time critical goods, from a important package to industrial machines, across cities specific time constraints. For non-air connected cities, we provide deliveries by Road.

Warehouse Services

Expess Air Cargo Warehouse & Storage Services at Bangalore.

Warehouse facilities for inbound and outbound Air Cargo at cargo terminals and outside. Customized delivery schedules, transit warehousing, material holding and short term warehousing,we provide all.

Cross Dock

Gati Movers Packers Bangalore Air Cargo safe & economical cross dock services

Express Air Freight Cross dock services at all major locations allow us to control your delivery & distribution processing in a timely manner to get your goods to the destination on time and on budget.

Air Cargo & Value added Services

International Air freight Cargo Services and Sea freight Cargo Services

Express Air Cargo Services provides economically priced and professionally executed Air Freight shipping solutions for cargo transportation and logistics services worldwide. Our Air Cargo and Sea freight provides cargo transportation to all major destinations worldwide covering every major country and cities with on-time deliveries, incoming and outgoing warehousing facilities at all major airports and sea ports, trans shipments and  cross dock facilities. We have a dedicated team of highly trained freight shipping specialists, structured to provide our customers with a competitive edge when they choose to send by air cargo services or sea cargo services. Our solid infrastructure of global freight management supports international freight shipping that is focused on our core competency – versatility in accommodating each customer’s special handling and freight shipping requirements.

Domestic Air freight Cargo Services and Air Cargo Services

What is Air Cargo & Air Freight Services? What kind of Cargo is best suited to be transported by Air Cargo and Air Freight?

Air Cargo and Air Freight is transportation of goods with Airlines. The goods can be transported with dedicated cargo aircrafts or as a cargo in passenger airlines. Cargo Freight in one of the major income source for Airlines and almost all regular passenger airlines have commercial cargo operations. Air freight cargo or air cargo services is the most viable option when transporting high value goods, critical time sensitive cargo like life saving drugs or factory line component, perishable goods etc. Important parameters for Air Freight Cargo is time, volume and criticality of the cargo. One of the major benefits of Air Shipments is availability of Refrigeration ensuring that it becomes viable transportation option of perishable and temperature sensitive cargo. At Express Air Shipment division, we provides multiple options for the most competitive and reliable air freight forwarding services.

Warehouse Services for Air Cargo Consignments

Express Air Shipment provides warehousing services for Air Cargo Consignments at most major airports and cities. Our warehouse are climate controlled and 24/7 security enabled. The Customized warehousing solutions and strategically sited distribution centers boost your productivity, increase flexibility and help manage valuable resources.

 

We offer services that goes beyond inventory management and beyond supply chain management.  Strategic location means our warehouses and distribution centers are near to major airports, ports and distribution centers. Our warehouses have a strategically planned network to ensure it meets our customer's cross border transportation needs, hub and fork implementation, cross transportation across locations, their critical production line manufacturing requirements, last mile delivery, after sale logistics and reverse logistics needs.

Cross Docking for Air Shipments

What is Cross Docking

Cross docking is a distribution system which involves minimum handling and storage of goods ensuring complete safety of goods and minimal time. The Air freight cargo from a supplier / manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time thereby expediting and simplifying the process. The Docking terminal has dock doors and trucking platform on both sides (inbound and outbound) and storage or holding space. The Cross Docking is the process of receiving and unloading Air Freight Cargo from inbound dock and then transferring the freight Cargo across the dock to outbound transportation dock and loading onto the transportation trucks.

Advantages of  Cross Docking

  • Cross Docking can be used in successful implementation of 'Hub and Spoke' distribution system wherein a Cross dock site provides a centralized location for Air Freight Cargo to be aggregated, sorted and similar cargo and products combined to be combined for delivery to multiple location within a distribution area in a most effective, fast and productive way. Hub and spoke model is the most commonly used distribution model followed by FMCG, Pharma, Medical & online e-commerce companies.

  • Cross Docking sites also serve as Load Consolidation hub, the process of combining multiple small Air Cargo Freight consignment to be transported together resulting in saving transportation cost, reducing delivery time and simplifying the distribution process.

  • De-consolidation of Air shipment cargo can be done at Cross Docking sites by segregating large Air Cargo Parcel into small loads / consignment to make multiple delivery consignments to different parts of the city / state.  The consolidation and de-consolidation is the basis of most interstate and intercity distribution networks.

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Reviews - What our Air Cargo customers say

Just to acknowledge the outstanding service supplied by Express Air Cargo Services for deliveries of our samples and components to our vendors and clients on short notice periods. The logistics team is really supportive, have a very good knowledge of operations and documents, prompt responses and updates and amazing problem solving capabilities has really helped us in multiple ways. In our long association of over 6 years, hardly have we experienced any anxieties during these highly critical air freight deliveries. The pickups have been prompt, logistics smooth and timely deliveries. We recommend them highly.

Sujith Nair, EAM Technologies, Bangalore.

Air Cargo Services | Bangalore Air Freight Services

Our Services include urgent Back to Back freight (airport to airport), Door to Airport ( Economy freight ) Door to Door (Express Cargo) services. We also have warehouse and delivery network for distribution.



  General Air Freight
  Loose Cargo
  Cargo Raw Materials
  Cargo Finished products
  Spares Parts
  Cargo Electronics goods,
  Pharmaceuticals Logistics and Life saving drugs
  Perishable foods including Agricultural goods.
  Dangerous goods



Air freight services for Machinery, Antiques, Aircraft parts, Engines, Motor Vehicles, Motor Cycles, personal effects, household goods, Prototype models and Vehicles, Cinema screens, Projector screens, High value items (paintings and collectables), Generator shipping.

Air cargo transportation demand has increased significantly over the last few years for both domestic and international cargo. This is mainly due to shortened product life cycles and increased demand for faster and quick delivery. The start up ecosystem and demand of more curated and personalized products and services have also resulted in increased Air cargo demand.  because product life cycles have shortened and demand for rapid delivery has increased. Changing business models such as Just- in-Time Manufacturing and Global out sourcing models have contributed to the rapid growth of air cargo logistics business. In such a changing business environment, where speed-to- market is a competitive imperative, movement of inventory is no longer viewed as a compartmentalized process. Rather, the sourcing of inputs, parts and components and the delivery of final product are all viewed as a continuous value-adding chain. Efficient supply chain management therefore offers significant benefits including lower inventory and intermediary costs; and simplicity in order placement, delivery and management of suppliers and customers. These benefits directly contribute to making businesses more competitive.

Why Choose Express Air Cargo Services.

Express Air Cargo offers trustful, fast and reasonably priced cost effective air cargo services for Domestic and International Cargo consignments. Having established itself as one of the most trustful and cheapest Air Freight Company, we have offices and warehouses at almost all major airports in India and provide cargo services all over India. We offer excellent value for money services, adhere to promised delivery schedules, add-on services include packing & door pickup, complete paperwork and formalities, odd hours/ holiday pickup and deliveries, flexible payment terms and emergency service. 

Fully trackable

Air Cargo Tracking for domestic Air Cargo and Air freight services

Real time tracking of cargo consignment helps our customers plan ahead of time. Our Air Cargo tracking system and 24/7 customer care ensure we are always there, whenever you need

best Rates

Express Cargo offers best rates for Domestic Air Cargo. Our unmatched and unbeatable prices ensure value for money for our customers. Our pricing is reasonable, transparent & honest

We have offices in all major cities and offer Air Cargo and Freight services to over 750 cities and towns. We work with all major Airlines to provide unparrallel services at umatched pricing.

nationwide coverage

24/7 support

Our 24/7 customer support ensure we all available whenever u need us. We keep you loop till the consignment is delivered safely, updating you with real time status of consignment.

Bill of Entry – Cargo Declaration

Assessment
EDI Assessment
Examination of Goods
Green Channel facility

Execution of Bonds
Payment of Duty
Amendment of Bill of Entry
Prior Entry for Bill of Entry
Mother Vessel/Feeder vessel
Specialized Schemes
Bill of Entry for Bond/Warehousing

Procedure for Import Clearance

Procedure for Clearance of Imported and Export Goods

Express Air Cargo provide customs clearance and brokerage services across all major airports/ports , our team providing a quick and compliant customs clearance whether that be by Air or Sea. Regulatory compliance and documentation is the key requirement especially when sending your goods overseas from the India or vice-versa, We ensure that your export and import processes are handled properly by a fully licensed customs broker ensuring full compliance ensuring a smooth cargo transfer. We can provide expert and essential advice and consultation on correct classification of your goods, by ensuring that the right customs procedures are used and documents are stored for auditing purposed by Customs department, we take away the hassle and complexity of the customs clearance process so that you can focus on running your business.

Air Cargo in India | Market & Growth

As per the 2020 Parliamentary report, India is one of the fastest growing domestic Air Traffic market in South Asia cornering 69 percent of total airline traffic in the region. The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2018 ranks India as 53rd out of 140 countries worldwide in air transport infrastructure. India is also catching up with other leading aviation markets in terms of market penetration. Air cargo logistics and transportation is also set to grow at a fast pace in the next few years to keep pace with the expected growth in economy of the country. India’s domestic air cargo handled grew by 8% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) between FY 2013-14 and FY 2019-20, while international air cargo grew by 6% per annum. From more than 700 registered aircraft, the figure is likely to reach 1,200 in next few years and the freighter aircrafts deployed by Indian airlines have increased from 7 (2018) to 28 during the last three years (2021). It has been forecasted that India will cross over into the top 10 air freight markets in the near future. It carried over 3.3 million tonnes of Air Freight Cargo in 2017-18 which is expected to reach 6.5 million tonnes.

Express Air Cargo has works with Cargo Airlines like SpiceExpress, Quickjet, BlueDart Aviation, Indigo SmartKargo, Air India Cargo, Maersk Air Cargo and other players in the Industry to provide end-to-end  cost effective Air transportation solutions from small parcels to over dimensional cargo consignments. 

Air Freight Cargo - Frequently Asked Questions

How are Air Cargo transported.

Air Cargo is majorly transported in 2 ways. First, most domestic and international airlines carry cargo shipments on their passenger flights. Secondly, there are dedicated cargo aircrafts like Bluedart, Fedex, Maersk which operated Cargo flights for domestic and International locations. 

What are Special Cargo Services.

Special Cargo shipments are booked with prior intimation and guaranteed space commitment. Below mentioned categories fall in the range of Special Air Cargo Services:

  • Perishable goods – cut flowers, fresh fruits, vegetables, frozen fish, shrimp seeds etc.

  • Newspapers, magazines, books & periodicals

  • Vulnerable cargo (mobile, camera, laptops etc.)

  • Medicines, bulk drugs, pharmaceutical products

  • Household and Personal Goods

  • Unaccompanied baggage

Special Cargo is packed in separate bags which are easily identifiable. Each bag will be sealed so as to prevent any loss of content and is loaded on the first scheduled flight.

What Goods are restricted as Air Cargo Transport.

Some goods are restricted as Air Cargo due to health or safety hazards to the aircraft and/or passengers, or any other damage. The main restricted categories are:

  • Explosives: fireworks and firecrackers, detonating fuses, etc.

  • Gases: such as compressed gas, dry ice, fire extinguisher, gas cartridge, inflated ball, respirator, explosive automotive airbag, aerosol, gas lighter, gas cylinder, and lamp bulb etc.

  • Flammable liquid: e.g. paint, gasoline, alcohol, engine oil, camphor oil, engine starting fluid, turpentine, thinner, mucilage, perfume, insect sprays, air freshener etc.

  • Flammable solid, pyrophoric substances, and substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water: e.g. activated carbon, titanium powder, copra, castor products, rubber debris, safety matches, dry white phosphorus , dry yellow phosphorus, magnesium powder, and solid gum, etc.

  • Toxic and infectious items: pesticides, lithium batteries

  • Corrosive items: e.g. batteries, alkaline battery electrolyte

  • Magnetic substances without degaussing packaging, magnetic steel and other strong magnetic products: e.g. currency detectors, speakers, magnets

  • Items dangerous to public health: e.g. corpses & bones (inc. incinerated), untanned hides, animal bones not processed with chemicals

  • Oxidizers, organic peroxides, radioactive materials & corrosive items: e.g. chemical medicines, lab chemicals (potassium permanganate, sulphuric acid)

  • Powder, liquids, pastes, and other items with danger signs on their packaging

  • Biochemical products and infectious materials of all kinds: e.g. bacillus anthracis, dangerous pathogens, medical wastes

Things to consider while booking Air Freight Cargo

  • Cargo is accepted and transported as per IATA rules.

  • Packing of the shipments should be air worthy to withstand normal handling during transit.

  • The shipper is expected to provide proper declaration of the shipments with respect to its content and value.

  • Shipments booked on prime rate takes precedence over general cargo.

  • Chargeable weight will be determined by the actual gross weight or volumetric weight, whichever is higher.

  • The gross weight of single shipment (item) should not exceed 85 kgs.

  • The origin station should receive prior intimation regarding the weight, dimensions and other particulars in case of heavy/or odd dimension shipments.

  • Palletization of heavy shipments is compulsory.

  • Liquid and semi liquid consignments will be accepted only if packed in accordance with IATA standards.

  • Dangerous goods are prohibited for carriage.

Can I book Air Cargo through Cargo Agents

Absolutely YES. Airline Cargo can be book through registered Cargo agents, more so when you aren't fully aware of compliances and procedures. Cargo agents are also helpful in providing add-on services like packing, pelleting of heavy goods, documentation and paperwork compliance, door pickup and door delivery of goods, warehousing and distribution. 

Goods can be booked directly with Airline offices too but that's more time-consuming since you have to be at the booking office 3 hours prior to the flight and have all required documents ready.

How to book a 'Dead Body' or 'Human remains on a Airline

Carriage of Human Remains or Dead body by Airline is under special arrangements. The following documents are required for the carriage of Human Remains if the transportation is on domestic flights:
1) Death Certificate -Death certificate is a mandatory document and should be issued from the hospital or the respective doctor stating the reason for demise. Some requirements of the document include specifications in the English language, name, age, gender, cause of death, medical license number, and more.
2) Cremation Certificate (If as ashes) ,
3) Embalming Certificate(If in coffin) - Embalming is compulsory when it comes to dead body transport by air. The primary reason is to avoid decomposition of the body by replacing the fluids of the body with chemicals. A Embalming certificate of is issued necessary to get air cargo clearances.

After embalming the next step is to get a coffin box from the undertakers of the funeral. They will package the lost loved one safely and securely and will then issue a certificate as a confirmation.

4) Police Certificate. Must if the death is unnatural.


The following additional documents are required for the carriage of Human Remains if the transportation is on International flights:
1) Cancelled passport,
2) Consular Certificates (from the office of the Consular of the nationality of the,deceased)
for further information you may contact the nearest AI Cargo office.

What is the procedure to transport Pets by Air.

Moving Pet by Air makes it easy for Pets and pet parents while moving long distance. Pet animals can be carried as an accompanied baggage in a passenger flight or shipped as Cargo.

 

To carry Pets as unaccompanied baggage, request is to be made at the time of making your booking and some formalities have to be completed. Some of them are standard guidelines while others are airline specific. Pets will be carried at an additional charge as per Excess Baggage Charges and will not be included in the Free Baggage Allowance, even if the passenger has no other baggage. Weight of the pet plus container as also food carried per container will be charged. However these pets may be carried free of charge if the dog is trained to lead the blind passenger with impaired vision and dependent on such dog or the passenger with impaired hearing and dependent on the dog, provided this is medically established or supported. Dog if properly harnessed may be permitted to be carried in the cabin but cannot occupy a seat. 

Pets will be accepted only when properly crated and accompanied by valid health and rabies vaccination certificates, entry permits and other documents required by countries of entry for transit Pets will be accepted at owner’s risk and subject to requirements of the carrier. 

How to calculate Volumetric Weight for Air Cargo?

Air freight transportation are dictated by the weight and cubic measurement factors, where the carrier will charge based on Actual Weight or Volumetric, whichever is higher.

Air Freight Shipments have an IATA  (Indian airline transport association) Airline Cubic Allowance Factor of 1 Kilo = 6,000 Cubic Centimeters.

Illustration:

 

The carton measures 30 × 45 × 50cms, which is 67500 cubic centimeters. Divide this figure by the IATA/Airline Cubic Allowance Factor of 6000 cubic centimeters = 11.25 Kilos.

Here, the Air Freight charge will be calculated on 12 kilos volumetric, 

Advantages of Shipping cargo by Air

  • Speed: Shipping Cargo by Air is considerably faster than Road or Sea mode transport. A rough estimate of transit time is 1-3 days by express air service or air courier, 5-10 days by any other air service, and 20-45 days by container ship. Customs clearance and cargo examination at airports also take a shorter time than at sea ports.           

  • Reliability: Airlines operate on strict schedules, which means cargo arrival and departure times are highly reliable and enables industries to plan in better way.  

  • Security: Airlines and airports exercise strict control over cargo, significantly lowering the risk of theft and damage.

  • Coverage: Airlines provide wide coverage with flights to and from most destinations in the world.