Air, Freight News

We’ll work weekends, says AMI

[ May 12, 2014   //   ]

AMI – the global trade-only freight wholesaler – has started weekend working, and added an additional spot rate specialist to its team, to strengthen its UK import offering.
The imports department now operates on Sundays, preparing import customs entries for submission first thing on Mondays, allowing inbound airfreight shipments to be cleared more quickly and released earlier to the importer’s agent at London Heathrow.
Shipments bound for the north and Scotland are also leaving London earlier for AMI’s regional cargo centres, often trimming a day off transit times.
A second spot rate executive has joined AMI’s imports team, to provide faster quotes for enquiries from UK freight agents.

AMI is now connected to CNS (Southampton’s port community system) and Destin8 (its Felixstowe counterpart), and recently introduced import clearances for ocean FCL and LCL traffic entering the UK through the two ports, to cater for occasional ocean imports.

AMI says its import service is proving particularly popular with regional airfreight agents, as it eliminates the need for an office, warehouse, Customs clearan ce staff or transport facilities in London, Birmingham or Manchester.