GC Air Freight Information

GC Air Freight Information


Air Freight Services

GC Expresses Air Freight Services operate throughout Europe and to all major international destinations. All services are bookable online. You can request a free quote, compare rates and book services to over 700 international airports at any time – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rates for airfreight services are calculated based on the following:

  • Destination country and airport.
  • Size and weight of your consignment.
  • Airline charges.
  • Any additional surcharges.


Important Information

GC Express sends freight by air using high quality services provided by major commercial airlines and international cargo
carriers.

  • The quoted price given to you prior to your booking will usually include all applicable surcharges. We will notify
    you in case your quoted price changes.
  • Please be aware that our rates exclude any customs clearance charges. The recipient will normally handle these,
    unless otherwise specified.
  • Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service team.


Fast shipping via airport-to-airport services

This shipping method entails dropping off your consignment into a drop-off depot.

  • You will need to arrange this yourself. A list with all available drop-off depots will be displayed at the time of
    booking.
  • Once this is done, your shipment will be transported to the airport of your choice from which your recipient will have
    to collect and clear it through customs.


Optional Air Freight Collection Service

Ship comfortably and book our optional collection service to have your goods picked up from your home or business address.

  • Following the collection, your goods will be transported to our main depot.
  • The collection cost will be displayed during the booking process where you will be able to add a collection to your
    order. The price will be based on the weight and dimensions of your consignment.


What does “consolidated” mean?

“Consolidated” is an industry term referring to pre-booked space bought by an agent from an airline in advance.
Because the space is bought in advance over the given time period, the airline will offer the space at a reduced cost.

The UK agent will issue a “Master Air Waybill” covering all the individual shipments in the consolidation.
Each individual shipment will have its own “House Air Waybill” (HAWB).

Benefits

  • Reduced freight costs, especially for smaller shipments.
  • An Agent is preselected at destination. (Useful if the consignee does not have an Agent).

Drawbacks

  • The “consols” are only available on certain days, which may not coincide with your preferred departure date.
  • The Agent at destination is predetermined by the UK Agent, which may not suit the consignee (receiver) if they already
    have their own Agent.
  • Consols are only available on major routes.


What is “back to back”?

“Back to Back” is the industry term for an individual booking made direct with the Airline, ie not “consolidated” with other
shipments. It is allocated its own “Air Waybill”, (not Master & House Air Waybills as for Consolidated bookings).

Benefits

  • Greater selection of direct flights and routes.
  • The consignee (receiver) can select their own Agent at destination.

Drawbacks

  • Can be more expensive for smaller shipments.
  • No pre-selected Agent at destination if the consignee does not have an Agent.

GC Parcel Express

Once you have booked your order with GC Express, your collection will be arranged directly with the relevant courier company.

GC Warehousing

GC Warehousing is intended for the e-tailor. Our capabilities within e-tailor services are vast.

GC Pick and Pack Services

Each project is evaluated and dealt within an individual basis to maximize efficiency, accuracy and quality