Today’s customers demand ease and one point of contact for their supply chain requirements, be it in their home country or across the globe. Fulfilling this requirement is ECU Worldwide which is strengthening its global cargo transportation with international air freight services.
The global leader in LCL with over 30 years of integrated logistics experience, ECU Worldwide has ramped up its air freight presence across continents to offer customers a seamless, end-to-end global logistics experience.
Benefits of a global footprint
ECU Worldwide’s strong network of partners creates unique advantages with respect to facilities, costs and services, enabling customised offerings based on location. Its extensive reach across the globe simplifies operations since ECU Worldwide’s offices in origin and destination countries reduces layers of coordination and empowers customers with constant visibility, higher performance and lower costs.
Even as ECU Worldwide operates in 180 countries of the world, some of its prominent air routes to and from Miami to Caribbean, Miami to numerous destinations in LATAM, Los Angeles to Europe as well as air freight services in Africa, Middle East and countries like China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Germany and more, are geared to create tremendous advantage for customers.
Services delivered with unmatched excellence
When it comes to robust air freight services, a wide range of solutions and commitment to safety and timeliness are some of the most important considerations.
It is likely to work well for businesses to partner with a trusted, global organization like ECU Worldwide for a range of air freight solutions that include General cargo, Back2Back, Consolidation program, Full door-to-door service, Hazardous freight, Temperature-controlled cargo/perishables, Oversized project cargo, Charters, Sea/Air combined services, Foreign to Foreign program, Full import program, and more. Cargo-screening facilities at major key airport locations are TSA-certified, to enable tendering prebuilt units, and make rates more effective. Additionally, expertise in handling customs, compliance and documentation support ensures peace of mind for customers.
Air freight expertise at leading trade hubs
In January to June 2021, China’s air cargo volume rose by 24.6% to touch 3.74 million tonnes. The demand for air freight especially between China and Hong Kong to United States and between United States and Europe remains high. With e-commerce booming, economies recovering and pent-up demand to be catered to, the situation is likely to continue.
In China, among the world’s main sources of most of the global air freight cargo, ECU Worldwide offers a particularly strong network spanning Guangzhou, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Beijing in China, backed by connectivity to key markets across the world.
As part of a humanitarian effort for COVID-19 relief, ECU Worldwide carried out charter handling for 640 tonnes of cargo including PPE kits and essential material from China for governments of an Eastern European country using multiple aircraft types including nose loading – AN-124, B-747-400, B-777, etc. In another critical project, 350 tons of oxygen cylinders were transported from Shanghai in China to Delhi, India on 8 dedicated charter flights as part of a time-sensitive shipment delivery required by the state government of Delhi.
ECU Worldwide has seven offices in the USA and is among the few co-loaders in the market to offer a full portfolio of ocean, air and trucking solutions to clients for shipments across the world. It caters to more than 10,000 freight forwarders in the country and stands out by offering customers more than 350,000 sq. ft. warehousing space in Miami alone, as well as a US Customs Central Examination Station. The carrier network comprising multiple airlines allows ECU Worldwide to combine volumetric and dense shipments from customers, and negotiate excellent rates with carriers.
Offering a seamless, global air freight experience to customers in Africa, ECU Worldwide has built a presence in various strategically located countries such as Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Egypt. In Kenya, ECU Worldwide is licensed by Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), and Kenya Revenue Authority; and is a member of Kenya Groupage Cargo Handling Association (KGCHA) Licensed by customs agents.
In India, ECU Worldwide offers air freight through Gati Air, Gati-KWE’s air freight division. Through partnerships with leading domestic airlines, it offers customers on-time assured delivery within 12, 24 and 48 hours and direct delivery from airport offices in 50 km range for all metro cities. It boasts of the best air network with prominent presence at 34 airports across India and Air Transit Center/Air Operating Center at 24 airports.
In addition, Mexico to Colombia and Brazil to Mexico are the other air freight routes offered by ECU Worldwide.
ECU Worldwide’s expertise in offering global air freight connectivity is bolstered by the HCL air freight agents network operating in six continents and offering customers the flexibility to align air freight movements in a manner that effectively caters to dynamic changes in the global markets.
ECU Worldwide’s end-to-end solutions integrating all transport and service modes across the supply chain, offer complete visibility through comprehensive information available at every step along with enhanced performance management and cost control. This seamless experience of moving cargo across the globe with just one partner is sure to delight customers.