EP America’s Air Freight experts explain how the service works and its main benefits for your logistics plans.

Logistic experts are used to exploring alternatives in Less than container load (LCL) for Ocean Freight projects and in Less than truckload (LTL) for Ground Freight projects.

An air freight consolidation (A.K.A. consol) follows the same idea: if you don’t have enough cargo to fulfill a plane or even to use a complete space offered by airlines, you can talk to your trustworthy freight forwarder about sending your goods in a pallet with merchandise from other companies.

An example

To keep things simple,

an air consolidation service offers you a guaranteed space at a fixed rate for airfreight services.

At EP America, we have an air consolidation service that flies from Frankfurt, in Germany, straight to Atlanta, in the United States.

What we do for our clients is picking up their cargo in a city in Europe of their choice (that’s the origin) and deliver it to our warehouse in Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA) at least 6 hours prior to the airline cutoff.

In this case, we have our own spaces in flights every Wednesdays and Sundays.

On Wednesdays, we departure at 5:15pm. We can accept orders for regular pick-up until the Friday before, 9am. If you need our overnight service, you need to let us know until Tuesday, also 9am.

This flight arrives less than 4 hours after, at 8:55pm.

If you think the Sunday flight better suits your needs, we can take orders for regular pick-up until the Wednesday before, 9am. If you need our overnight service, please let us know until Friday, also 9am.

This one arrives in Atlanta at 2:55pm.

Greatest benefit? Peace of mind

We understand how stressful is waiting for booking confirmation – without the certainty that the space you need is going to be available.

Plus, we’ve seen unprecedent spot rates, skyrocket and only valid for a couple of day.

Finding a balance between controlling your costs and getting the capacity you need to move your cargo in a reliable timeframe has been rough.

Programming your cargo in air freight consolidation services is a great way of doing that, with the peace of mind to stick to your budget and getting the cargo where you need it to be, on time.

[Alt text] We have listed in a table the main benefits of choosing air freight consolidation services, which are fix rate lower than spot market, space available guarantee, 2 direct flights per week and reliable transit time.

Why should you choose EP America for air freight consolidation services?

Our priorities are:

  • Getting your cargo where it needs to be, on time.
  • Giving you the best customer experience in the market.

Rely on promptness, sense of urgency and respect for your logistics plans, and:

  • Top-notch communication. We do not go radio silence on our customers nor partners.
  • Speed in responses and reactions to prevent and solve any situation spotlessly.
  • Top quality professionals who care about good processes and compliance.

Programmed air freight services give you the confidence to get where you need, when you need it, in your budget.

But whenever you need an air consolidation solution with personalized attention 24/7-365, we are here for you. Contact us now and let us know your most specific logistics needs.

Air freight conslidation services between Frankfurt and Atlanta's airport.