Jet Airways Foray Into Cargo World

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Jet Airways Into The World of Long Haul Cargo

The Indian economy is booming and the promising development, along with the support of the government; at least on the moral side; seems to have given the passenger airline the boost to step into the world of air cargo on a major scale. The Mumbai based airline claims to fly one of the youngest in the world.

Having started its role as an air taxi operator, with four B737-300 leased from Malaysia airlines (MH/232), Jet Airways (9w/589) has become a major passenger airline in India. It serves international routes, as well, and has a secondary hub in Brussels (BRU), the main hub being Mumbai (BOM)

The Fleet

Jet Airways has a  116 passenger aircraft and the new entry into the world of cargo will see a long haul plane;A330-200F (freighter configuration)  join the fleet. The leasing is from its business partner, Etihad (EY/607), the Abu Dhabi based airline. The only other airline that is dedicated to freight is Blue Dart, which however does not operate any long haul aircraft.

 

Jet Airways Fleet
Aircraft Number
B737-700 10
B737-800 60
B737-900 2
B737-900ER 4
B777-300 ER 10
ATR72-500 15
ATR72-600 3
A330-200 8
A330-300 4

 

 

Jet Airways and Etihad have been co-operating in passenger transport. The A330 freighter is being leased from Etihad, making Jet Airways the first major Indian airline entering the long haul freight market. This entry into the freight market will  offer a competition to Emirates (EK/176), the Dubai based airline, active in both passenger and cargo market.  Both Etihad and Emirates operate flights to India but the added freighter service should give a thrust to the air freight segment, especially from the domestic airline market.

Starting with one A330-200F, the airline will increase the number to three. The aircraft is a medium range one with a capacity for 65 tonnes for a range of 7400 Km. The construction allows for side-by-side loading of AKE/LD3 containers and 96 inch air freight pallets. The new service might prove to be a challenge for Blue Dart which operates smaller aircraft on domestic routes. It might also serve as a motivation to other airlines to start long haul services dedicated to freight.

More information on A330-200 can be had here.

 

 

 

 

 

References to Jet Airways

 

 

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Importer Security Filing

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Introduction To Importer Security Filing (ISF)

Importer Security Filing procedure is an ocean freight process but is included here as the this website is about freight forwarding. Do not make any decisions based on this general article. Rules and regulations change. You are requested to contact your freight agent or the nearest CBP office to get the complete set of information.

The United States Customs and Border Protection published the Importer Security Filing rule on 25. November 2008 (federal register 73 FR 71730). The purpose of the filing is to prevent importing terrorist weapons into the US. The federal register entry can be accessed here. The rule became effective on the 26. January 2009. The procedure is also known as the 10+2

You should contact your freight agent or freight forwarder to know more. You may also contact your nearest CBP office. If you like to contact an experienced freight forwarding house here is a link AFC International LLC.

Know The Following

Your time is precious and anything that helps you save it is of utmost importance to you. Keeping the time involved to the minimum is important. The information below will help you.

Timing

The data below is to be sent to the US authorities 24 hours BEFORE lading the cargo on the vessel headed for the US. This means that the lading on to a feeder vessel is not to be done. Only the lading on to a mother vessel is part of the information.

Penalty

Not making the Importer Security Filing will result in penalty. Consult your freight forwarder well in advance

Documents

  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing list

The most important of the set of documents. The commercial invoice and packing list must list the following :

  • The name of the product(s)
  • The name of the manufacturer
  • The origin of the goods (Country of Origin aka CoO)
  • The Tariff Code (also known as HS code or HTS Code)
  • Entries should be well spaced to be clear
  • Avoid ambiguity

The complete set of documents are

  1. Commercial Invoice
  2. Packing list
  3. Bill of Lading
  4. Arrival Notice

 

Information Contained in ISF (10+2)

Data To Be Made Available By The Importer

  1. Name and address of the Manufacturer
  2. Name and address of the seller
  3. Name and address of the buyer
  4. Name and address of the addressee (also known as “ship to” data. Name and address are to be supplied)
  5. Name and address of the stuffing company (also called the “consolidator”)
  6. Country of origin (of the goods)
  7. HS Code of the products
  8. Place lace where the container was stuffed
  9. IRS (Internal Revenue Service) Number of the Importer (Importer of Record)
  10. The Consignee number

Data To be Made Available By The Carrier

  1. Stow plan of the ship
  2. Messages about the status of the Container

Responsibility

The responsibility for providing true information about the product(s) being imported rests with the importer.

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References to ISF

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Nov 25, 2008 … Importer Security Filing and Additional. Carrier Requirements. AGENCY: Customs and Border Protection,. Department of Homeland Security.

Floor Load Capacity Limit – Air Freight Packaging

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Introduction

Floor Load Capacity limit is usually a factor unknown to the shipper. However, it is useful to understand this concept, so that the packaging can be optimised. Air freight packaging must be strong enough to withstand fast operational procedures. Forklifts, pallet-jack handling, moving, sliding, vibrations etc are all factors that need to be taken into account. Waterproofing of the package is an additional measure that may be added to the checklist. However, one important point, which should not be forgotten is the floor load tolerance or floor load capacity limit.  This factor is of extreme importance when pallets with chocks are used in air freight packaging.

Why Is Floor Load Capacity Limit Important

Freight forwarding by air uses unit load devices (ULD), which are mostly made of light weight aluminium. Although the metal is known for its tensile strength, it is not fully resistant to damage. As per the air freight regulations certain amount or type of damage can disqualify a ULD from being used in transport.  Missing rivets, deep dents or ripped sides etc. can disqualify a ULD.

Air freight packaging referred to here includes the carrier pallet. This may be made of hard board, wood, plastic or any other permitted material.

Understanding Air Freight Basics

Floor load capacity limit is the maximum permissible load per square meter. The standard used by Lufthansa is  2000 Kg per square meter. An amount of weight higher than this amount is assumed to damage the ULD and hence endanger the safety of the aircraft. A damaged ULD gives rise to the risk of freight moving while in flight, which in turn can set off destabilising the other freight on board.

Since the maximum permissible load per square meter has been set, we need to  calculate the area of the footprint (the area occupied by the freight). In order to make the calculation understandable, the simplest example of a pallet with chocks is used below. The chocks (feet) of the pallet apply a concentrated weight on a very small area. Calculating the footprint is, to put in other words, finding the contact area.

The contact area in square meters is then multiplied with the maximum permissible load (2000 Kg). The result is the maximum weight of the freight.

The Calculation

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We shall consider a pallet with four chocks, with each chock measuring 8 cm (both length and width).

1 square meter = 100 cm x 100 cm = 10,000 square centimetre
Maximum permissible capacity for 1 sq. meter = 2000 Kg
One chock = 8 x 8 cm = 64 sq. cm
Total area of four chocks = 4 x (8 x 8) = 256 sq. cm
(Maximum permissible weight / 10,000 sq.  cm) x 256 sq. cm = ?
(2000 x 10,000) x 256 = 51.2

In this case the total weight of the package (pallet plus the piece of freight) on it  should not be  more than 51.2 kg. Any load on the top of the freight will mean crossing the load tolerance limit.

You, as a shipper, are not required to know the calculation. The article is to help you plan your air freight packaging with the freight forwarder and airlines in mind.

Air Freight Planning

  • Try to avoid pallets with chocks, especially conical chocks. The amount of weight per contact area of a conical chock is greater than that of a chock that is flat.
  • Use pallets with chocks resting on strips making the full length or width of the pallet. This will help distribute the weight over a large area
  • Even distribution of weight within the crate/carton with dunnage preventing the movement of the content.
  • Wobbly content shifts weight and creates possibility for  damage to content
  • Avoid overhangs! Freight should occupy only the area of the pallet and not project out of the rims.
  • If wooden pallets are to be used, make sure they are IPPC standard and the logo should be visible from the outside (embossed  on the side)
  • Air freight packaging must be strong enough and air worthy. Waterproofing is not mandatory but is certainly recommended.

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References for air freight

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Unitised Cargo – 9: PLW Pallet With Extension

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Introduction To Unitised Cargo

Managing space, in an aircraft in the most optimised way is the central idea behind unitised cargo . Freight is  loaded into units (technical term: BUP = Built Up Units) that are loaded into particular positions in the plane. Every bit of available space is used in a mathematically precise way so that the maximum amount of permissible payload can be reached.

Consignors (also called shippers) are generally not  aware of the internal details of freight forwarding by air. Freight is made ready for export and once it is picked up, attention is paid only to when the consignment reaches the destination. However, a bit of knowledge of freight forwarding will help shippers plan their freight, thus helping themselves, the freight forwarders and the airlines.

Space, Volume and Optimisation

In comparison to a ship, an aircraft has very limited space and every bit of optimising is needed to fly the maximum amount of cargo but within the permissible limits. Thus packaging the freight will play a major role. Suggestions for the packaging is mentioned in a category of its own below.

Air freight price is applied to the volume taken up by the freight. Total gross weight and total volume are compared and the air freight rate is applied to whichever is the higher one. Consignments in cartons of standard sizes are helpful in planning the air cargo load. Air Freight pallets used in unitised cargo systems have an inner area for taking in the freight and an outer area with slots (and even rails) to secure the load.

PLW Pallet With Extensions

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The base construction is the same as the PLA pallet. Elevated extension wings  going outwards are the added feature that make this pallet appear different.The extension wings can carry a weight of 350 Kg .

  • IATA Certification : PLW
  • Outer Dimension : 318 cm x 153 cm
  • Usable Area : 304 cm x 139 cm
  • Extensions can carry : 350 Kg each
  • Maximum Permissible Gross Weight: 3175 Kg
  • Aircraft : Airbus: A300 category (A330, A340, A380), Boeing: B747, B777, MD: MD-11

Advice To Exporters

  • Use standard size strong cartons without any side slits (hand slots)
  • If cartons are not stackable. paste labels on the stop saying NO TOP LOAD. (Shipper’s Letter of Instruction MUST carry this information!)
  • Waterproofing is not necessary but is a good protection
  • If cartons are loaded on pallets, avoid overhang (freight should not be bigger than the carrying pallet)
  • Decisions on Unit Load Devices will be taken by freight forwarder or by the airline.

 

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References: air freight

Air cargo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Air cargo is any property carried or to be carried in an aircraft. Air cargo comprises air freight, air express and airmail. Contents. [hide]. 1 Aircraft types; 2 History.

General Air Freight – Alaska Air Cargo – Alaska Airlines

General Air Freight is the lowest cost alternative for customers that do not have time-sensitive shipments and can wait for space available service.

http://www.aircargonews.net/freighters-and-belly-world-conference.html

Hosted in Budapest by Air Cargo News, the 15th Freighters and Belly Cargo World Conference provides the ideal forum for industry debate on the key themes facing the industry.

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