We offer a full range of international transport and logistics services around consumer goods. Today’s consumer goods market is strong – and competitive, with new brands and products launching all the time. Such a large industry requires the implementation of an effective, clockwork-like system of logistics capable of managing large volumes.
We support best-in-class international consumer goods supply chains. Our experienced specialists organize freight transportation via all means of transport and combined schemes all around Europe, the CIS, Baltic states, and South Eastern and Central Asia. We take your specific needs and cargo characteristics into consideration to develop optimal transportation routes and provide optimal pricing for consumer goods shipments. We can transport any kind of consumer goods within an agreed timeframe regardless of your order's destination or complexity. Thanks to long-standing cooperation with the most reliable transport partners, we offer flexible pricing and top-quality services.
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Conditions for the local and international transportation of light industry goods differ according to the type of cargo. We execute transportation of the following types of consumer goods:
- Household chemicals (for fabric maintenance, disinfectants, etc.)
- Personal hygiene products
- Babycare products
Usually, consumer goods are considered "unpretentious” cargo not requiring specific storage conditions with regards to humidity or temperature. After long-term exposure to excessively high or low temperatures, however, some FMCG products – mainly household chemical and personal hygiene products – tend to lose their specific qualities and become unsuitable for further use. Reliable protection of cargo quality is ensured by appropriate factory packaging, boxes, containers, etc.
The huge diversity of consumer goods sometimes makes shipping them complex. Often, one cargo vehicle carries a wide variety of consumer goods. Therefore, the transportation of such cargo requires a specially adapted vehicles suitable for various products ranging from cleaning supplies to baby care products.
At the same time, the diversity of consumer goods shipments can complicate customs procedures. To transport consumer goods, one must have not only invoices and financial documents but also certificates. Certification and marking are compulsory for the transportation of some types of this cargo.
We closely monitor changes in national and international legislation as well as technical and sanitary regulations related to consumer goods transportation. Our team has worked in consumer goods logistics for many years. As a result, we provide fast and safe transportation suited to the characteristics of your particular cargo.
Road transportation is the most convenient and affordable option to ship consumer goods. Such shipments are independent of timetables at railroad stations and air/sea ports. These shipments may be executed virtually around the clock to be completed in the shortest time possible. The benefits of transportation by road include the possibility of delivery as a partial load with consolidation and maintenance of the cargo at our business partners’ warehouses in Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and other European countries. When carrying out the transportation of perfumes and cosmetics by road, we offers vans and tented trailers.
The transportation consumer goods by sea is a fast and effective option for long-distance deliveries. Intermodal containers used for transportation by ship provide for the necessary safety of the cargo. The benefits of transportation in containers by sea include the possibility to load the container as much as necessary, the possibility to perform maintenance of the cargo at port, and simplified customs procedures across Europe and the CIS.
Transportation of consumer goods by rail is most suitable for long-distance deliveries. The benefits of delivery by train include high speed, rapid transshipment, and the use of specially adapted carriages, platforms and containers. We organize delivery of consumer goods by rail between the EU, the CIS, and China via high-speed trains. Since trains follow strict timetables and schedules, you can order a delivery in advance and receive it at a predictable time. Delivery by rail takes from 12 to 22 days depending on the delivery destination.
Transportation of consumer goods products by air is a more expensive yet fast option for international delivery. Cargo planes have spacious dimensions that minimize delays during long-distance deliveries. The benefits of transportation by air include the possibility to deliver from any international airport, full cargo maintenance possibilities at port, and the ability to deliver the cargo directly to the recipient’s warehouse.
We rely exclusively on trustworthy logistics services providers and select appropriately adapted means of transport for the delivery of clothing, perfumes and cosmetics, and other light industry goods depending on the characteristics of the particular cargo. When necessary, our specialists can develop multimodal schemes combining aviation, sea, road, and railroad transport.
Our team is highly qualified and has many years of experience in cargo transportation generally and in consumer goods specifically. Experience and qualifications help us take an individual approach to each order that is appropriate to the specifics of your cargo and your requirements. Cooperation with reliable transport service providers allows us to develop and select optimal delivery routes, clearly coordinate all stages of delivery, and transport any cargo in a timely manner.
We offer favorably priced consumer goods transportation services in the autumn-winter period, when the demand for such products – and transport for them – is sharply increasing.We offer the most favorable financial conditions regardless of the situation on the market.
The suite of services we provide around the transportation of consumer goods includes:
- Integrated customs support and consulting on customs clearance.
- Facilitating prompt passage through sanitary and epidemiological customs control.
In addition, our company provides the following services::
- Organization and provision of the transportation of consumer goods by different modes of transport.
- Our experienced specialists select vehicles specially adapted for transporting consumer goods. They take into account your requirements and your cargo’s specific properties and – if necessary – create multimodal shipping schemes using air, road, sea and rail transport.
- Organization of a customized plan to ensure cargo safety during the loading process.
- To determine the necessary safety measures, we take into account your requirements and the properties of your cargo, the distance to destination, and road conditions.
- Warehousing services and the organization of other partners’ services.
- 24/7 cargo safety control during all steps of transportation, as well as loading and unloading operations.
- Comprehensive customs support.
- Consulting on transport, logistics, and customs procedures.
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
We can solve any issue related to the international transportation of consumer goods cargo. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA customer is guaranteed maximum cargo safety during transportation, a clear and well-organized delivery system, adherence the established terms of transportation, and fulfillment of all technical and sanitary standards.
We are a member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), participation in which provides additional opportunities to minimize the risks of damage and loss of cargo during the transportation of consumer goods. In addition, as a Belarusian Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), we are recognized as a reliable, solvent partner complying with safety standards and all legal requirements during transportation.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
We are a single expert source for a full range of consumer goods transport support services, such as international freight forwarding, intermodal scheme development, customs and documentation support, insurance, consulting, project logistics, and logistics. In addition to a global presence in 18 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions on a continuous basis.
- EXPERT PARTNERS
We organize the transportation and storage of consumer goods shipments with reliable suppliers of transportation services. Our transport partners cooperate with us on the basis of long-term contracts which guarantee top performance regardless of market conditions. Our transport partners all have the necessary licenses, permits, and carrier liability insurance coverage.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative, efficient services for the transportation of consumer goods that meet the requirements of international law. Our liability is insured for EUR 3M per incident with our reliable partner Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland).
- MARKET KNOWLEDGE
The rules for the transportation of consumer goods are contained in regulatory acts concerning the carriage of goods by road, rail, air or sea transport, in international treaties, and in customs legislation acts covering sanitary-epidemiological and phytosanitary safety. Norms governing processes for the transportation of food products, drinks, fruits and vegetables are contained in numerous technical regulations, certification rules, and documents establishing sanitary, hygienic and technical standards for the transportation of food products. All of these regulations establish a complex and detailed procedure for the transport of consumer goods.
Before executing transport, the consignor or other interested person has to receive a number of certificates such as a declaration or certificate of conformity, a veterinary certificate, and other documents regarding environmental safety and the prevention of epidemiological threats. The listed documents are subject to verification during the passage through sanitary and epidemiological control at customs border crossings. AsstrA monitors compliance with relevant rules and regulations and advises on the execution of shipping documents, invoices, customs declarations, etc.
We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.