With a finite number of air freighters in existence across the world, and very little belly space to be had, the industry is busy trying to deliver on ways to boost capacity. With the demand for shipment of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals so high right now, any and all options are on the table.
One of those options is through the use of charter aircraft operations – expertly executed by Prime Logistics. With its global hub in Miami, this highly reputable firm has contacts in the air and on the ground ready to meet the pressing needs of pharmaceutical giants, government entities, and relief organizations that need air transport support – right now.
What makes Prime Logistics stand out is its time-tested relationships with many of the major international cargo carriers, as their trusted General Sales Agent (GSA) at airports all across the world. With its know-how, expertise, and 24/7 availability, Prime Logistics is stepping up now more than ever to provide top-tier charter ops solutions.
“We know just about all the main freighter airlines in the world,” says Roger Paredes, CEO of parent company Prime Group. “Couple that with our vast understand of the charter business and our signature fast-and-now service, we are working nonstop to keep up with the demand for charter services – and succeeding quite well in doing so.”
Prime Logistics cut its teeth in the charter business by managing cargo charters for the demanding fresh-flower industry in Europe and South America. Over the years, they been able to parlay their vast knowledge of shipping time-sensitive perishables into serving other major industries –most recently, the pharmaceuticals and medical industry.
“What’s needed most to succeed in the charter businesses is obviously a basic shipping know-how, but the ability to do it a fast, efficient, and cost-effectively,” he said.
Key Word is ‘Cost’
With prices for some recent charters from Asia commanding top dollar, cost is one of the biggest considerations when booking a charter. That’s why it takes knowledge of how to manage such an operation in the most efficient way possible.
With factory closures and bottlenecks at many warehouses and airports in Asia the initial cause for the precipitous drop in cargo traffic on the Asia-North America, the stage was set for airfreight rates to shoot through the roof. Add to that the enormous loss of wide-body belly capacity when thousands of passenger airline flights were quickly cancelled around the world.
This left charters as the only viable source for much-needed capacity – until just recently when passenger carriers started operating cargo-only passenger flights, such as Emirates SkyCargo’s newly launched Passenger Freighter (PF) service.
While manufacturing has started to come back and demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is increasing all over the world this only means capacity will remain severely constrained for the foreseeable future.
Time is Money
Never before has the well used maxim, “time is money,” been so true. But Prime Logistics knows how to pull the stops out when it comes to maximizing efficiency.
When a customer requests a charter to carry their shipment from point A to B, Prime Logistics is already attuned to the available levels of services at origin and destination, knows how to best manage the paper work, and has a firm grasp on breakdown and expediting for the customer at the destination.
“It’s obviously not just about securing a charter plane – you’ve got to have real-world expertise, and big-world ability to custom create a smart solution that shortens the process, cuts transfer times, and quickly resolves complications along the way,” says Paredes.
To sum it all up in one sentence, Paredes simply says, “Call us, because we know what we’re doing.”
That was easy!
Prime Logistics is a division of the Prime Group, a Miami-based air cargo and international logistics conglomerate founded in 2001. For information in the U.S., call 305-592-2044. Also visit www.primelogisticsgroup.com.