Hard-pressed shippers take to the air

Shippers are turning to airfreight because of Brexit and other difficulties affecting surface freight, says charter firm Air Partner.Chief executive Mark Briffa, said: “Transporting cargo via sea is proving extremely challenging, so we are experiencing a growing number of enquiries for air charter. Currently around 50% of business in our freight division is coming from transporting goods that would usually go via sea transportation. While the main industries turning to ... [+]

Cross-Channel shippers may take to the air

Aviation services group and airfreight broker Air Partner says it is preparing for a possible influx of requests as the end of the Brexit transition period approaches. While truck is currently the mode of choice into Kent via Dover or the Channel Tunnel, from 31 December they will be subject to ... [+]

It’s all up in the air, says charter expert

UK licences, certifications and access for UK operators to the EU internal air transport market would become invalid, in the event of a Hard Brexit on 29 March, says Bob Simmons, technical director at Baines Simmons, part of the training and consultancy division of charter company, Air Partner. In ... [+]

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