Gulf Air Cargo
Cargo airlines are airlines, which are dedicated to the transport of cargo, some cargo airlines are subsidiaries or divisions of larger passenger airlines. Gulf air cargo offers the biggest and most popular air cargo services. Gulf Air cargo has come a long way since it was launched in 1950 as Gulf Aviation Company. Today Gulf Air is a major international airline serving 40 destinations worldwide. Gulf Air cargo offers a comprehensive suite of services of falcon express, courier, mail, general and diplomatic cargo, dangerous goods, animal transportation, high value cargo and other shipments which require special handling. Gulf Air cargo is supported by state of the art cargo handling systems, it promises quicker decision making and faster transit time with speedy delivery to customers. Gulf air cargo aircrafts operates from Europe, Far East, Pakistan, Middle East and Saudi Arabia to its Bahrain Hub, which enables goods to be dispatched on time. This is beneficial for customers, who want their cargo to reach primary and secondary markets in the region and beyond. Bahrain airport is fully equipped with air conditioned areas and chiller rooms for livestock, dangerous goods and radioactive cargo, which assures safe and secure handling.
Gulf air has an impressive history of safeguarding valuable goods such as gold, bank notes, jewelry and diamonds, which are treated with great care. All valuable consignments are kept in maximum security lockers. Automobiles are transported on wide body aircrafts. Vehicles must be accompanied by “Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods”, vehicle inspection team accompanies the vehicles from shipping station to destination. Food items are handled with special arrangement with Handling Agents around the world that provide proper storage facilities as per required temperature. Its services the growing markets of Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe by providing special handling for perishable cargo like sea food, fresh meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers, which are carried in cool rooms and freezers facilities to ensure perishable consignments are shipped properly and delivered to customers in the same condition. Gulf air cargo transports all kinds of special commodities like human remains, human ashes and coffins. There are special insurance arrangements for valuable or any other types of high valued shipments, which are paid by the customer.
Gulf air cargo service offer pre-alert telex or fax facilities when goods are ready for collection, priority uplift and confirmed allocation. Time defined products are transported at premium charges. In case of urgent delivery, online tracking services are used. Gulf Air Operates three cargo hubs. Now gulf air cargo has implemented a new system of Cargo Spot. This is the first step to e-airway bill, which is the start of e-freight system. Gulf air cargo gives to carriers all the data on one platform, making the implementation of e-solutions easier than other systems which use multiple interfaces. It communicates through electronic formats and e-mail facilitating the paperless transmission of documents as freight air waybill. Efficiencies generated through electronic systems are a big bonus for stakeholders and beneficial for customers. Through the e-solution everything is kept perfect and together with easy access to on time transportation.