Animals, flowers, spare parts or relief supplies: if things need to be shipped quickly, there is no better solution than air freight over medium and fairly long distances. A constant stream of developments on board aircraft also means that larger and heavier products can be transported on board too. But what appears to be simple depends on complex interaction between airlines and logistics specialists.
The demands placed on logistics services providers are very high, for air freight is usually a time-critical business. Sensitive goods, for example, temperature-sensitive or high-value items, are often shipped and they require particular care along the transport chain. We are particularly able to cope with these requirements because of our experience, flexibility, efficiency and solutions tailored to individual needs.
Our subsidiary Cargologic offers the complete handling services for air freight at European airports. Cargologic is the market leader in Switzerland with bases at Zurich, Basel, Bern and Lugano. The associated company, SKYLINK, handles air freight at Amsterdam and Brussels.
“There’s always a way. The Copex way.” is the motto of Copex, our international specialist for sensitive and valuable air freight. Unusual shipments are the daily bread of this Rhenus subsidiary – ranging from a Delft vase to a giraffe, diplomatic mail or even a donor organ. Copex was founded in the Netherlands more than 90 years ago and now has its own branches in Asia too.
We handle all the organisational and practical preparation work for shipments in our role as a partner for our customers and the airlines so that your air freight is ready for shipment on the plane at the right time. These services include making the transport equipment, obtaining the necessary freight documents, providing customs clearance and transporting the goods to the aircraft. In order to improve our eco credentials, most air freight handling operations do not require any paper print-outs. We enable short transit times and offer modern storage facilities close to the airports.
We monitor the transport route after the plane has taken off too – in order to ensure smooth operations when working with the airlines and transhipping air freight. As a result, we achieve consistently high quality and reliability levels for our customers and we regularly inform them about current developments related to their shipments.