Air Cargo Charter
At Arcus Air Logistic we can fly any type of air cargo, from general cargo packed in boxes, as pallets or as rolls up to the more delicate issues of dangerous goods (DGR). Regardless of the cargo that you need to transport, we can provide the most suitable solution for your needs.
We do not provide cargo part-charters, we focus on your shipment and your shipment only.
To provide you with a tailor-made air cargo charter quote we will need the following information;
- Where is the pickup location of the cargo? (Postcode)
- What is the destination of the cargo? (Postcode)
- What are the dimensions, type of packaging and weight of each piece (please provide quantity, volume and weight)?
- When is the shipment (including paperwork) ready for pickup at the consignor and what is the latest time of arrival at the consignee.
- If the commodity is classed under the air cargo Dangerous Goods Regulations, please provide the UN number. Full DGR paperwork must be provided by the consignor.
Cargo charter flights include only the air charter flight itself. If a door-to-door service is booked then pickup, delivery and ground handling is included. Please be aware that customs is not included.
Special loading equipment for smaller air cargo charters is generally not needed, however, we can provide a tailor-made solution depending if it’s necessary for the shipment.
The time schedules and how fast we can move your shipment are usually dependent on the individual air cargo charter requests, quotes are produced after approximately 15 minutes of the initial enquiry. If customs, landing rights and other information is needed it might take a bit longer to produce a quotation. Road pickup of standard cargo is generally arranged within one hour after booking.
The capacity depends on your cargo. A sensible limit to the use of helicopters is about 400 km. On longer distances the higher speed and range of aircraft makes their use more efficient.
That differentiates highly. Only a few airports operate 24/7, but a lot can be opened on request, the so called PPR (prior permission required).
Yes, we are even available 24/7/365.
On Board Courier
A hand carry shipment is the transportation of goods which is personally accompanied and monitored by a courier. This can be an airport-to-airport or a door-to-door shipment.
We can in principle send all items that do not exceed the following:
Deliveries with a weight of more than 32 kg per parcel – parcels of greater weight possible by prior arrangement.
Parcels that exceed the dimensions of (L x W x H) 80 cm x 60 cm x 60 cm – bulkier parcels possible by prior arrangement.
Deliveries that do not comply with the transport regulations of IATA, ICAO or with the regulations of the airline selected for air transport by CFO.
However, these conditions vary from airline to airline and are therefore subject to availability.
Anything from a small envelope to several parcels can be transported by hand carry. Whether spare parts, samples, specimens, or important documents – with Arcus On Board Courier, your shipment will be delivered safely and on time to its destination.
Yes, we track every step of the journey using an app. An online tracking link and email updates will be sent to the customer to follow the progress of the shipment.
Arcus OBC can arrange on board courier shipments across the globe. However, the execution of the operation is always dependent on local legislation and entry regulations.
Exceptions apply in conflict zones and high-risk areas.
Depending on the size and weight of the shipment, it can be transported as hand luggage or belly-load.
To process an on board courier quotation, we need the following information:
• Business information
• When the goods will be available
• Weight of the goods (kg/lb)
• Shipment content
• Departure address
• Destination address
You can apply to become an on board courier via our online ‘Become an OBC’ portal. You can register your interest by filling out the form, and one of our team members will get back to you as soon as possible.
Shipments are subject to courier and airline availability. However, your shipment can be in the skies just a few hours after pickup.
Our on board courier service is only for business to business (B2B) customers.
Shipments which are booked through Arcus OBC are insured against loss and damages.
Shipments are not insured against consequential damages – i.e production line stops
Valuable goods will need additional insurance, which can be purchased for every transport individually and is subject to availability.
Arcus OBC has the capacity to support customs clearances in a few countries however, this is usually managed by the customer.
Arcus OBC is a 24/7/365 operation, our expert on board courier team is available to you via email and telephone all around the clock.
Clients can book an additional repacking service if required.
We do not operate from/to countries that have significant commercial restrictions, this includes companies that are registered or/and based in these countries and routings.
However, we have a large number of countries that we can access globally.