In a world that is moving faster and faster, the speed and reliability of goods transported is becoming more and more important. Failure to meet delivery deadlines can lead to missed business opportunities, which is why more and more companies are turning to chartering for their logistics operations.
What is chartering?
Chartering is a leasing contract dedicated exclusively to the transport of goods. It involves two parties: The charterer who is the owner of the means of transport, and the shipper (such as aircraft or ships), which is the company exporting the goods.
Depending on the specific characteristics of the contract and the conditions of performance, the organisation of the charter may be the responsibility of the shipper or the owner.
Advantages of chartering
Chartering has many advantages for the import or export of goods as it provides for:
- Adjustable freight volumes designed according to the customer’s needs ranging from small shipments to bulk shipments, batches, half batches, pallets or bulk goods.
- Specialised services that can accommodate shipment of dangerous goods, high-cost products, or goods requiring high levels of security.
- Certainty as loading capacities are assured.
- Minimal risks of delay as in the case of air chartering, stopovers are usually dispensed.
- Greater optionality as it allows access to destinations outside of regular commercial routes.
- Reliability and flexibility allowing you to work within a tight timeframe, overcoming the inherent limitations of commercial flight schedules and timetables. A private charter is not conditioned by an itinerary imposed by the transport company and completely adapts its route to the needs of the contracting company.
Types of charter
Chartering can be applied to sea, air and land transport, whether by road or rail. It is even possible to opt for a multimodal offer combining different modes of transport, such as sea, land and air.
The conditions of application and contractual clauses vary depending on the means of transport. For example, in the case of air charter, it usually refers to the hiring of an entire aircraft exclusively for the transfer of goods. However, with Noatum Logistics you can choose between a full or split charter service, with great flexibility that is always adaptable to the needs of each shipment:
- Full charter: Offers the full use of an aircraft for your cargo, which nowadays is usually up to 180m3. With this service, departure times are usually more flexible, as space is not shared with other companies, and it is possible to charter an aircraft in 4 or 5 days. This type of air chartering is undoubtedly the best option when the delivery times for sea transport are too long, when the distance for land transport is too great, and when even standard air transport is not able to meet the required deadlines.
- Split charter: Allows customers to share the cargo capacity of the aircraft, a useful option when the goods require fast movement, but their volumes do not constitute a full aircraft load. When combined with other door-to-door logistics services, a split charter option offers highly efficient end-to-end international logistics operation.
At Noatum Logistics, we provide you with full and split air charter services, and our commitment is to ensure that your goods will arrive on time, regardless of their volume or size.
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