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Value-Added Services Air Freight

Beyond air freight transport alone, value-added services offer support along the entire supply chain to ensure the successful delivery of your goods from origin to destination.


Support along the Entire Supply Chain

Air freight transport doesn’t start and stop at the airport. At Rhenus France, our specialists support you along the entire journey. You can choose from a wide variety of additional services, such as handling, documentation, customs clearance, insurance or digital and express services for your cargo. Find out more about our value-added services.

Value-Added Services for Air Freight

Air Freight Handling

With our flexible warehouse solutions, you will benefit from modern and secured indoor and outdoor storage facilities at airport locations worldwide. Our highly qualified staff is capable of handling all types of cargo, and modern equipment ensures the safe handling of your goods. For each size and duration, Rhenus France offers you storage availabilities for several days directly at your local Rhenus branch close to the airport. Even longer-term storage can be facilitated through our contract logistics specialists.

Rhenus repacks or resizes your individual shipment according to your needs. It is important to understand all handling specifics of every particular cargo type: Specialised approaches are applied to repack your cargo in airworthy packing. Rhenus France assures the protection of your cargo, and meets defined quality and handling standards. Our specialists are ready to provide quality service for any category of cargo repacking operations.

Rhenus offers you several monitoring options for your air freight shipment to ensure the protection of your cargo. Our special tools provide logistics quality control and give you the opportunity to observe the transportation processes and gain important information about the conditions of your goods during transit, warehousing, material handling and packaging. With special technologies, such as sensor technology provided by well-established cooperating partners, Rhenus France is able to track your cargo with sensors including GPS position, temperature and light. Moreover, we monitor the acceleration and pressure your cargo is transported with as well as geo-fencing and preserved integrity.

Rhenus applies specific additional labels to the cargo as per your individual requirements. Did you forget product information on the packaging? Or do you want to provide additional information on labels for the goods? We add this and attach labels in a fast and uncomplicated manner to avoid delays and ensure transparency, process control and efficiency along your supply chain.

No matter how you transport your products, you need to be absolutely sure that they arrive in the intended condition and meet all relevant requirements. Rhenus France conducts an additional shipment inspection to offer you a professional review of the quality, quantity, labelling, packaging and loading of your air freight and help you to meet quality standards, technical specifications and contractual requirements.

Rhenus France ensures the efficiency, functionality and stability of your cargo by placing loose cargo boxes (including shrink-wrapping) on a pallet according to common air freight transportation standards. Smooth stacking and unstacking of your cargo has a special importance in terms of quicker handling and less damage to move your air freight more efficiently.

Document Solutions for Air Freight Shipments

Rhenus prints a proof of delivery (POD) for your air freight shipment and forwards it electronically. It is one of the most important documents in your transport process and confirms that your shipment has been delivered properly.

To ensure we are complying with your individual requirements, Rhenus France offers to print your invoices and send them to you by postal service or to switch to e-invoicing.

Rhenus offers fast and reliable deliveries of your confidential documents across various countries via courier service. This extra service provides you with the possibility to track your mail and guarantee proof of delivery.

Rhenus offers customised reports based on KPIs for a defined period and as per your individual request. Your business relies on data to make decisions and run as efficiently as possible. Thus, we strive to provide you with every bit of information on your shipment in individualised reports to help you manage your data. Whether you need the data filled in your Excel reports or in your personal portal, Rhenus France provides you with flexible services according to your requirements.

Express Solutions for Air Freight

Rhenus France offers you a wide range of express pickup and delivery services for all urgent air freight shipments that need to be on a certain flight or need to reach your consignee faster. No matter whether it’s an individual deadline which must be met or certain transit times which do not suit you, Rhenus ensures faster pickups and deliveries than the guaranteed standard. Rhenus X-Press pickup and delivery is more than just a regular service. It’s fast, convenient and reliable.

Air Freight Clearance

Rhenus France ensures proper customs clearance in compliance with current air freight customs regulations based on your individual requirements. Either with each Rhenus office on its own or via a subcontracted third party, we help you import and export your goods.

Rhenus France assists with any kind of preparation of your documents needed specifically for air freight import customs clearance at the destination.

Air Freight Insurance

Rhenus France offers tailor-made transport insurance solutions that protect the monetary value of your cargo against all risks of physical loss or damage from any external cause during shipping, whether by land, sea or air. Manage the financial impact of loss or damage efficiently. Not every transportation route offers the same level of security; not every item in transit is equally sensitive to damage. Be on the safe side with the insurance services of Rhenus.

Rhenus France assists with any kind of preparation of your documents needed specifically for air freight.