Import Airfreight

Tons of cargo gets imported on a daily basis. When time, safety or security are an issue, air services become the primary option for importers. Several components are key to managing a successful import supply chain including: security, adherence to government regulations, experience to solve issues and the ability to secure space when you need your goods.
Our experience, worldwide network and meticulous supply chain ensure efficient movement of your goods.

Import Airfreight Services Offered

Airport to Airport

Airport to Door

Door to Airport

Door to Door Services

Charter Services

Next Flight Departure

Direct & Consolidated Services

Origin consolidation services

VMI (Vendor Managed Inventories)

Cargo tracking

EDI integration

web based management systems

Export Airfreight

Air Cargo Express provides air export services for all cargo types to anywhere in the world. ACE utilizes all the major airlines to offer our customers a variety of airfreight service options. To ensure timely, cost effective movement of your goods ACE maintains extensive contracts and block space agreements with many airline providers and monitors the market trends closely. ACE works closely with our customers providing assistance with routing options, document preparation, proper export customs processing (please see our customs clearance section for more information) and adherence to export compliance standards. Our technology driven solutions, expertise in international air freight and focus on providing the best customer service help make exporting with ACE a pleasant experience.

Courier Shipments
Through our wholesale contacts we are able to offer the smaller business the same low rates as are normally only offered to larger companies.

Export Airfreight Services Offered

Personal Effects

Direct and Consolidation Services

Door to Door Services

Pick up and loading into airline approved containers

Electronic Air Cargo Automation

Worldwide Agency Network

Export Packing

Export Document Preparation

Dangerous Goods

EDI integration, web based management systems

Packing division est. over 25 years

Import Seafreight

FCL: For FCL shipments we will arrange for containers to be positioned at your suppliers loading point whether it be for 20’, 40’, 40’ High Cube, Open Top, Reefer or Flat Racks
LCL: For Less than Container loads we offer services to all destinations and can arrange for goods to be collected ex supplier’s door to be taken back to our agent’s depot to load in containers for shipment.

Export Seafreight

FCL: For FCL shipments we will arrange for containers to be positioned at your loading point whether they be 20’, 40’ 40’ High Cube, Open Tops, Reefer or Flat Racks. We can also supply completed Standard Shipping Notes or for Hazardous Cargo the required Placards for the Containers and Dangerous Goods Notes, if required.
LCL: For Less than Container loads we offer services to all destinations and will arrange for goods to be collected ex your door and taken to the nearest depot for loading into the containers prior to delivery to the docks.
Cross Trades: With many of our customers based abroad we are fully experienced in all Cross Trade movements and so what ever you have to ship from anywhere to anywhere we have the expertise to handle it.
Customs Documentation: Air Cargo Express will enter the goods on your behalf and take this burden away from your busy Shipping Department.
Letters of Credit: For many of our Customers we offer the full documentation services which covers Export Documentary Credits, Consular Documents, Bills of Lading, NES Entries, Standard Shipping Notes, Dangerous Goods Notes and Certificate of Origins. We also prepare any Sight Drafts and present to the bank on your behalf so that you get prompt payment. All Letters of Credit documents are treble checked to ensure first time acceptance.
Competitiveness: With our varied customer base we have shipments going to all ports and through our contacts can offer extremely competitive rates to all destinations.

Customs Clearance

We are registered custom's house agents offering an effective and reliable clearing service to our clients.
From brokerage, inspection to documentation and final clearance we are instrumental in undertaking these services in accordance to the legal procedures. We promise our clients we will adhere to the standards recommended by the industry and offer them with customised solutions.
If required we can also provide advice on customs tariffs, tariff concessions and duty rates. We liaise directly with UK Customs and with international shipping and airline companies to ensure faster clearance of your goods through quarantine and customs.
Inland Clearance Depots: Instead of having your goods cleared at a port or airport, you can obtain customs clearance at an approved inland depot. There are depots throughout the UK. Normally only goods in containers, rail freight wagons or road vehicles which can be sealed may be removed for clearance inland. However in some cases it may be possible to allow the use of another means of conveyance which cannot be sealed.
Inward Processing Relief: You can obtain duty relief on imported goods from non-EU countries which you process in the EU and then re-export to a non-EU country provided that the trade does not harm the interests of EU producers of similar goods.

custom's clearance services

Custom Documentation

Examination Of Shipments

Customs Brokering

Inland clearance

Tariff Advice

Quarantine clearance process

Inland Clearance Depots (ICDs)

Inward Processing Relief (IPR)

Storage and Cartage

Air Cargo Express offers suitable storage solutions for long and short term requirements.
Our logistic services include:

  • Computerised Warehouse Control System
  • Our own contracted vehicles
  • Export packing facility
  • Distribution to all areas
  • Complete Storage Solutions
  • Short and Long term storage
  • Cargo Storage Reports

Our AJ Williams packing division operating in conjunction with air cargo express has been established for over 15 years specilising in antique & fine art packing + all other packing requirements.
Packing Regulations
As a result of growing concerns about the spread of pests such as the Asian long-horn beetle and the pine wood nematode, new rules have been introduced to set a uniform standard applicable in different regions of the world. The standard states that all timber must be heat treated to a core temperature of 56° for no less than 30 minutes. AJ Williams in association with Timcon (Timber Packagaing & Pallett Confederation) has the facilities to produce compliant pallets for export and the heat treatment process. This can be applied either to the timber (prior to pallet manufacture) or to used or recycled pallets.
Please check the following link to see if your region requires the heat treatment process:-

On Site Packing services

Custom (bespoke) wood pallets/crates

Shock Mounted Crates

Trade Show Crates

Electro-static packs for Electronics

Cardboard packaging using standard or custom boxes

Banding, Palletizing, Shrink Wrapping

Barcoding & Labeling

Custom Stenciling

Automated bag sealing/stamping

Oversize capabilities (i.e. Cars or large machines)

Moisture-Vapor packaging

High Valuables, delicate antiques.

Container stuffing, blocking, & bracing

Quick turnaround times