It’s what has been considered “the new normal” and all the economic changes have encouraged air and sea charter. This is due to the limitations in commercial transport routes that have recently been experienced throughout the world.
A situation that has had an impact on the transfer of merchandise, leading to the growth of alternatives such as the contracting of transfers. That’s why we have made this guide to deepen your knowledge about these alternatives to import and export merchandise safely.
What is air charter and sea charter?
An air charter refers to the hiring of an exclusive service, that is, the entire plane, for the transfer of merchandise. Therefore, it is a particular service and it’svery different from a traditional flight because they’re usually used by large companies and commercialization means on a continental scale.
The maritime charter, for its part, refers specifically to maritime freight, which refers to the economic activity of transport through the sea where a vessel is hired to guarantee the transfer of certain company merchandise.
How does the air charter and sea charter work?
Air charter is also known as private jet charter because its operation is based on the hiring of a plane for an exclusive flight with the purpose of carrying out a certain route, itinerary and schedule, which is defined by the client or the contracting company.
Like the maritime charter, the price of each trip has a higher price compared to a traditional trip. However, it is calculated according to certain variables.
The above allows to contract each service according to the particular needs of each company. This due to the fact that both the time, the day and the destination are personalized for each trip.
On the other hand, the cost of this type of service is also influenced by the volume of the merchandise. Some transports stipulate it according to the weight to be transferred and the distance to travel. That means, the weight or volume is taken as a basis and then it’s multiplied by the route taken between the point of departure and its delivery.
Differences between charter and regular services
The main difference between an air or ocean charter, and a commercial transportation service, is flexibility. We can highlight that a private charter does not obey an itinerary imposed by the transport company. On the contrary, they adapt their route to the schedule provided by the contracting company of such service.
There is no need to go through the extensive security checks typically found in terminals, ports, or airports. Finally, it is possible to choose the time and date on which the transfer will take place.
Benefits of a private charter
Some of the benefits that can be obtained through an air or sea charter are the following:
With a private charter you are not limited by the programming that the port or airport may determine. Because the flight or ship will depart on the day and at the time that best suits you. Moreover, it will travel the route or have the destinations you need.
Departure from a private terminal
It’s easier and more comfortable when boarding the means of transport. This is because you can directly access the plane or ship; without the need to submit to the intrusive security controls required in commercial services.
Why hire a private charter?
Hiring a private charter is necessary when you need to transport merchandise on a specific date. In this line, the use of this service is ideal when the necessary efficiency is not available on the part of the commercial services. Besides, you can transport all your merchandise at once, with the security and efficiency required.
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