“The more things change, the more they stay the same”— if there’s any industry where that maxim rings true, it’s agriculture.
Farming is as old as civilization itself, yet for all its new methods and technologies, it still has many of the same age-old supply and delivery problems. Lack of seed, fertilizer, equipment, and other essentials can break an otherwise successful farming operation, and because food production is seasonal, there’s not much time to fill in such gaps. The result is that farmers often find themselves in trouble with little warning, and have no choice but to react quickly.
AirFreight.com by the Numbers
AirFreight.com is an expert at quick reactions.We’re an air freight broker with years of experience serving farming and food production businesses. We've seen supply problems of every variety, from the standard seasonal shortfalls to the rarest and most pressing of challenges. We have the expertise and the resources to deal with all these problems and get you back to what you do best. AirFreight.com is proud to work with North America’s farmers, keeping a proud industry thriving and the whole world fed!
Supply Chain Creativity
Like most industries over the last few decades, agriculture has seen its supply chains become increasingly long and complex.
This is beneficial to farmers in many ways: it allows them to find the best crop varieties and most advanced equipment on the market. But longer supply chains also mean a greater potential for mishaps. The more distance your supplies have to cross, the more likely they are to run into air or ground traffic jams. The more connecting roads or flights your suppliers have to take, the greater the risk that one of those roads will be closed. And the more regularly your shipments have to arrive, the higher the odds that some of them will be damaged, or at least diverted, by bad weather.
Air Freight Services and Expertise
AirFreight.com knows each of these problems well and has creative solutions to all of them. When we coordinate emergency deliveries, we assign a centralized team to consider the many different possible routes your supplies could take. Each route has its unique pros and cons, all of which we balance carefully when considering which path is best for the particular items you’re shipping. If time is of the essence, we choose the roads or flights that offer the shortest distance, the highest legal speed, and the lowest likelihood of a traffic jam. For equipment that’s sensitive to weather conditions, we select routes with the lowest risk of inclement weather for that season and time of day. No matter what parameters you need us to satisfy, AirFreight.com brokers the plane and truck trips best suited to the items you’re shipping.
Caring For Your Clients
In addition to obtaining the supplies they need, farmers also often struggle to deliver their products to customers. The same logistical troubles that plague air and ground shipments coming into your farm also affect deliveries heading out from it. It doesn’t help that food and other agricultural products are, by their very nature, highly perishable, so if your products don’t arrive at their destinations on time, your customers might not get anything out of them. Thus, as a farmer, you not only need to make sure that your standard outgoing shipments are efficient and timely, but also that there’s a backup plan in place so that you can complete the delivery on time if the original plan doesn’t work out.
Expedited Freight Coordinator
As an expedited freight coordinator, AirFreight.com is the backup plan. The suppliers in our network are able to take over for any supply operation, no matter why things went wrong or how much more distance your goods have to travel in order to reach your customers. Our ability to solve delivery mishaps so seamlessly stems in part from the vast size and widespread coverage of our network. We coordinate air and ground carriers in every major city across North America, from New York to Phoenix to Tijuana to Vancouver. We also make a point to find partners in key locations outside of major cities, so even if your delivery route lies far off the beaten path, our trucks and planes will never be far away. This means that if the truck carrying your products breaks down, we can send a new one out to pick them up in a matter of hours. Likewise, if the flight you’d been counting on to serve your customers gets canceled, we can schedule or charter a new one. One way or another, we’ll make sure your crops have a route to their destination.
Being experts at backup plans, AirFreight.com always makes sure to back our own plans up as well. We plan each emergency delivery by considering a wide range of possible routes, and while we do end up selecting just one of those routes, we keep the others on hand in case our first choice doesn’t work out. That way, whenever we need to divert one of the trucks in our network to a different road or switch your wares over to a different connecting flight, we'll immediately know the next-best option. To coordinate these changes in real time, we have a centralized team of logistics experts that track every affiliated truck and plane using advanced monitoring technology. Our trackers know the moment something goes wrong, and react quickly to get the shipment back on its route to your customer. Thanks to these efforts, delays rarely happen, and the few that do are short and swiftly resolved.
Seamless Service Across Air & Sky
We’re called AirFreight.com because we’re experts at air delivery, and have built a massive network of airline partners all over North America. But as you’ve probably gathered by now, AirFreight.com also coordinates deliveries by truck and van. We recognize that for clients delivering over shorter distances or with less tight schedules, trucking is often a more realistic logistics solution, even in an emergency. And even air deliveries are often enhanced by the addition of ground resources— after all, someone has to take your goods to the departing airport and pick them up from the receiving airport.
Air and Ground Services
With this in mind, AirFreight.com has trained its team to carefully coordinate air and ground services. Any time that both means of transportation come into play, we know how to use each of them to enhance the other. If we’re taking your order to the airport for a flight out, we pay close attention to air traffic reports, onboarding procedures, and other factors so we know exactly what time to arrive. If we’re picking your items up from a receiving airport, we track the flight, or set of connecting flights, bringing them in so that we can get to the airport on time and load your items up as soon as they get off the plane. And if we’re coordinating a delivery entirely by truck or entirely by plane, we keep the transportation method we’re not using in mind in case we need to switch to it at a moment’s notice. By combining air and ground expertise in this way, we ensure someone is available every step of the way to get your supplies to your farm or your crops to your customers.
As much as things might seem to stay the same, agriculture is changing, and AirFreight.com makes an effort to stay ahead of those changes. To ensure that we can always offer the best possible emergency freight services to our farming and food production customers, we:
Study New Trends
We research environmental, logistical, technological, and other changes that affect the agricultural industry. From the equipment farmers are using to the size of their supply chains to the shifting weather systems that affect when they can grow their crops, we stay apprised of every relevant fact. This way, we know exactly what emergency services your business is likely to need before it even needs them, and can hit the ground running as soon as you request our help.
Expand Our Network
Farmers exist all across North America. To broker emergency services effectively, it’s necessary to be as close to our customers as possible from the very beginning. For this reason, we are constantly recruiting new drivers and airlines into our network. By carefully vetting suppliers in as many towns as possible and affiliating with those of the highest quality, we make sure we’re never far from your starting points or your destinations.
Assess Our Services
While we’re proud of the AirFreight.com service record, we recognize there’s always room for improvement. We thus carefully review past agricultural deliveries, identifying any delays or disruptions that did occur and figuring out how to avoid them going forward.
Speedy, Reliable Deliveries
No industry depends on speedy, reliable deliveries more than agriculture. AirFreight.com is there to make sure that no emergency gets in the way of success for your farming or food production business. To learn more or place an order, call (800) 713-1000 today!
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