There is no faster or safer way to import and export goods than by Air Freight. Since our inception, XPand have established close relationships with all major carriers to ensure the best solution is provided for your international Air Freight needs. Whether it a large-scale project or smaller door to door shipment, XPand will assess your requirements and customise our service to suit your needs.

Our extensive list of essential services includes:

IATA Direct Airline Air Waybills

The Air Waybill (AWB) is a critical air cargo document that constitutes the contract of carriage between the ‘shipper’ and the ‘carrier’ (airline). Since 1st January 2019, nine years after its introduction, e-AWB has become the default contract of carriage on all enabled trade lines. Thanks to this key industry milestone a new era began for air cargo where digital processes became the standard, and paper the exception, enormously simplifying the air cargo process.

Export & Import Consolidation to and from all points

Consolidating shipments from different suppliers that are bound for the same destination can provide significant savings when compared to individual shipping costs, whilst also maintaining a higher level of control over the shipment.

Consolidation (BCO) to amalgamate them into one order. Multiple export forwarding orders are consolidated into a single export freight booking. When they reach the consolidation point the packages are loaded into a container for shipping to the consignee.

For imports we create a single import freight booking and one import freight order for each consignee. The import forwarding order contains a consolidation container, into which go the consignments that were consolidated within the order.

Imports Customs Clearance

Customs clearance requires preparation and submission of all necessary documents required for imports into the country, payment of duty and taking delivery of your consignments from customs once cleared.

Our import customs clearance service is swift and professional, covering all aspects of the import procedure, clearing and delivering your consignments without incurring unnecessary costs.

Customs Liaison

When your business relies on imported goods you need the peace of mind that they will clear customs in a timely and efficient manner. XPand ensure that your goods are successfully imported and that you are not overcharged duties or taxes by foreseeing and avoiding potential obstacles to customs clearance. We stay up to date on all the latest legislation and regulations and communicate with customs officials and we can also offer extensive advice on customs procedures as well as rates of duty.

These direct links with HM Customs & Excise also enable smooth processing of VAT and Duty reclaims and deferrals.

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Why Choose XPand Logistics for your air freight needs?

Reliable access to space

With over 121,500 sq. ft of warehouse storage space across four locations, our network of warehouses are perfectly placed to serve our network of customers across the UK. Our warehouses are located in:

  • London Heathrow: 18,000 sq ft
  • Basildon: 18,000 sq ft
  • West Horndon: 76,000 sq ft
  • Manchester: 9,500 sq ft
  • Total: 121,500 sq ft

All our warehouse facilities are fully alarmed, racked and fitted with 24hr CCTV. We offer long-term storage, PO management and employ Dedicated Warehouse Management System software which can be tailored to your individual requirements.

Industry Experts

Established in 2000, XPand’s enviable Air Freight industry experience and commitment to satisfying customer service goals are the driving force in our company in such a competitive market. Unlike larger forwarders we are not tied into corporate strategies or global buying polices so we are able to respond rapidly to changes in the market and our customers’ needs. It is this flexibility, combined with a problem solving can-do attitude, along with our systems and price, that is key to our success and why our customers know they can rely on XPand.

Combine all this with our team of experienced professionals who are committed to customer service then we can proudly say we offer a service that is second to none.

Latest Technology

Employing the latest technology ensures our customers enjoy a seamless experience when using XPand’s air freight services.

Setting you up with your own account on the Cargowise online portal allows you to track your consignments and gives you access to customs information including clearance dates, delivery details, warehouse information and job related documents, as well as the convenience of online booking and a KPI dashboard. By customising this portal to your individual needs we ensure that wherever you are in the world you always feel in control.

Check out our latest blog post on ‘The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Air Freight Services’ or get in touch.

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