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.

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