Air cargo market 'unpredictable' as nervous airlines review strategy
It’s a very peculiar time for air cargo: the ‘peak’ season should be seeing the ...
Neu-Isenburg, September 12, 2019: time:matters, the expert for global Special Speed Logistics, is now offering urgent transports of dangerous goods for the first time, with customers benefiting from the combination of speed and maximum reliability. Urgent transports of time-critical goods in hazard classes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 can now be facilitated.
With this new offering, the company is meeting the demands of industries that absolutely require both fast and reliable transport of dangerous goods. These include the automotive, aviation and aerospace, and machinery and components industries as well as companies in the life and health sector.
Dangerous goods can now be transported worldwide on passenger and cargo aircrafts operated by Lufthansa, Lufthansa Cargo, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines from a total of ten markets. In addition to Germany, these also include the US, India, China, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), Japan, Thailand, Hungary, France and Portugal. Further markets are expected to follow.
“We are setting new standards in the industry with our fast and secure transport of dangerous goods”, commented Alexander Kohnen, CEO of time:matters. “We are delighted to be able to offer this service in ten markets now and intend to considerably add to these in the near term.”
time:matters offers uniquely fast handling processes and transit times for dangerous goods consignments at its hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. In Frankfurt, the company impresses with its especially fast import times of 90 minutes and export times of four-and-a-half hours. The shortest transit times of just two-and-a-half hours in both Frankfurt and Munich also set completely new standards. In addition to Frankfurt and Munich, hubs in Vienna and Brussels are also available for transit shipments. Loading on the apron at all four hubs is physically supervised. Furthermore, active monitoring is ensured at every stage of the transport process, guaranteeing maximum reliability.
In Frankfurt, Munich and Vienna, time:matters is in a position to facilitate what is known as tail-to-tail loading for especially time-critical dangerous goods shipments. This involves shipments being reloaded from an incoming jet to a departing aircraft directly on the apron – without detouring through a warehouse or courier terminal. Thanks to the exceptionally fast transit times, the company can get dangerous goods from their starting point to their destination within 24 hours on many routes.
“Maximum speed and maximum security are not mutually exclusive”, said time:matters COO Lars Krosch. “Customers benefit from our incredible speed while still enjoying the highest standards thanks to our specially trained and certified employees, who ensure a completely smooth transport process at each location.”
Other service components include physical reviews of all shipments and accompanying documentation in accordance with IATA guidelines, optimal planning certainty thanks to precisely defined availability times, advice from logistics experts with corresponding dangerous goods training, and optional pick-up and delivery. Last but not least, time:matters can handle customs clearance and guarantee customers access to available capacity upon request.