Airport Cargo Handling

Airport Cargo

Looking for airport cargo services? You’re in capable hands with JB Rawcliffe & Sons Ltd. Air freight has played a huge part in the global expansion of the logistics industry, and we specialise in air freight handling – collecting and delivering aircraft equipment across all UK airport cargo centres.

As specialists in air freight handling we guarantee speed, efficiency and accuracy. Drawing on our 45 years of expertise, we can collect and deliver cargo of all sizes and value – be it heavy engines or aircraft parts, helping to speed up turnaround times and minimise overall handling costs.

We ensure a hassle-free delivery service, offering a range of time-specific options – providing a tailored solution for transporting your cargo. Let us know your air cargo handling needs by completing the online enquiry form. Please provide as much detail as possible and one of our experts will be back in touch as soon as possible to assist.

If you’d like to receive a detailed quotation for our airport cargo services, or simply have a question to ask, call us on 01695 737 880 or email and we will do everything we can to help.

Air cargo handling is the best option for clients who want to send a shipment door-to-door, over a medium to long distance – fast. Whilst JB Rawcliffe & Sons will take care of every aspect for you, it’s still good to know how the air cargo handling process works.

After choosing a freight forwarding company and agreeing on a price for air freight handling, the next step is for them to collect the goods from your supplier. These can either be pre-packed, ready for travel (also known as RFT), or the forwarder will package them up for you.

Your cargo is then taken to the airport and will go through customs before being put on the aircraft. On arrival in the UK, goods will need to pass customs again and will only be released once the duty and taxes have been paid.

Then, as agreed with your freight forwarding company, your cargo will be delivered to its end destination.

To find out more about the process of air cargo handling and the equipment we use at JB Rawcliffe, get in touch.

Air freight and sea freight handling are both viable options for shipping goods overseas. The best option for you will depend on the:

  • accessibility
  • cargo safety
  • cost
  • distance your cargo needs to travel
  • time sensitivity
  • type of cargo

Whilst sea freight and boat port cargo handling is preferred for shipments that need to travel long distances, air freight is ideal for city-to-city transport. In fact, air cargo services have become the go-to mode of transport for retailers looking to dispatch their goods efficiently.

In comparison with sea freight, air freight is typically the more expensive option. This is mostly due to the limited capacity on a plane, the higher fuel consumption, and operational costs of aircraft. Despite this, air freight remains the fastest mode of transport between two points.

The containers used for boat port cargo handling offer a safe way of transporting goods, but there can be catastrophic damages if goods aren’t packed correctly. For example, ships could catch fire or sink. With minimal handling required for air freight, the risk of cargo getting damaged in transit is significantly less – meaning it’s more likely to reach its destination safely and in one piece.

Here at JB Rawcliffe, we provide airport cargo handling and boat port cargo handling. If you’re unsure which is best for you, please don’t hesitate to call 01695 737 880 and discuss your requirements with our team.

When it comes to air cargo handling, you’ll be hard-pushed to find a company with more experience and expertise than us here at JB Rawcliffe.

We have been collecting and delivering cargo for clients across the UK for more than 45 years and have earned a fantastic reputation for air freight handling.

JB Rawcliffe will always advise you on the expected arrival time for your shipment and keep you posted about your goods at all times, ensuring maximum efficiency.

If you have any questions regarding air freight or air cargo handling, our team will be more than happy to help. You can either call 01695 737 8880 to speak with one of our experts or email, and we’ll get back to you with more information.

As airport cargo handling specialists, we often transport general and special cargo to the airport, ready to be delivered to its destination.

General cargo typically includes everyday objects, such as books, clothes, dry goods, and hardware. These items don’t require any special precautions or handling during air transport.

Goods that have special requirements regarding packaging, labelling, and handling fall into the ‘special goods’ category.

Examples of such goods include dangerous goods, live animals, perishables, and time-sensitive products, to name just a few.

Our team ensure that temperature-controlled items, such as fruit, vegetables and medical equipment, are delivered safely and securely.

Perishable goods are marked and labelled properly, and we collect and deliver heavy machinery, including aircraft equipment.

Contact us to discuss your air cargo handling requirements in further detail.

Air cargo is the quickest and most reliable way to transport goods overseas.

Cargo planes travel at remarkable speeds, meaning your shipment will reach its destination in the fastest time possible.

Taking advantage of our air cargo handling service is guaranteed to save you time and effort, as our experts will take care of every aspect on your behalf.

When compared with road, rail, and sea transport, flights usually have more reliable arrival and departure times – which means your consignments will likely arrive on time.

As part of our airport cargo handling service, we’ll make sure that your freight is transported to the airport safely and in one piece. From here, it will be managed by security to prevent it from being damaged or stolen.

On top of this, we guarantee some of the most competitive rates for airport cargo handling and would love to help you.

So, why not give us a call on 01695 737 880? Alternatively, drop us an email at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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