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‘Air freight makes our service as a one-stop shop complete’
In 2000, Gosselin Logistics decided to set up an air freight division. This move made the thoroughly Belgian logistics services company’s offering as a one-stop shop complete. “Thanks to our presence at Brucargo’s facility, we are able to offer our customers a full range of services. Many customers who use road, rail and ocean transport also need air freight from time to time,” says Dirk Van Hoomissen, Business Unit Manager for 360° Logistics.
(written by KMOinsider)
Martine Vermoesen is Gosselin’s office manager at Brucargo. “We manage our own warehouses at Brucargo for the storage and transfer of all air freight shipments. You can deliver your shipments here, but we would naturally also be happy to pick them up for you. We take over your transport from there, including storing your goods and handling the necessary customs formalities. If required, we can also guide them through safety and security procedures before delivering your goods to the freight agents.”
Dirk Van Hoomissen: “Having a physical presence at Brucargo increases our flexibility and enhances the personal service we can offer our customers. We also have an excellent and trusted relationship with the various airlines which also bolsters our flexibility, and enables us to fully tailor our services to our customers’ needs. We can also send shipments by A1 priority air freight, providing an even higher guarantee of on-time arrivals.”
Fast, flexible total service
At Gosselin, customers can rely on fast, flexible total service.
Martine Vermoesen: “We proved this during the recent COVID period with our shipments of extremely urgent, life-saving goods. We shipped ventilators, oxygen tanks and masks by air freight to various affected areas. The fact that these goods were imported and exported seamlessly in spite of the incredibly urgent circumstances shows how efficient our air freight team is in every aspect of this business.”
Gosselin Regulated Agent
The Belgian Directorate General for Air Freight has designated Gosselin as a Regulated Agent.
Martine Vermoesen: “In concrete terms, this means that we guarantee the safe loading of our shipments and that there will essentially be no additional screening necessary by our freight agents, saving time in the shipment of goods. If a shipper already has the Known Consignor status and the shipments are otherwise being delivered safely, we no longer have to screen them in order to make sure they get to the agent in a safe manner.”
“If you are a shipper that doesn’t have this Known Consignor status, we can arrange for your goods to be screened at our warehouse. There are various methods for screening, and the one Gosselin uses most often is Explosive Detection Dogs. This allows us to guarantee that the goods have safely left our warehouse and get delivered to the freight agent who then loads them safely onto the aircraft.”
Gosselin = AEO-certified
The AEO certificate (Authorised Economic Operator) gives Gosselin access to simplified customs procedures. The fact that Gosselin also has an in-house customs service for customs formalities increases the speed at which your goods are cleared for import and export.
Full door-to-door option worldwide
Gosselin offers full door-to-door air freight worldwide.
Dirk Van Hoomissen: “We are a true ‘powerhouse’ and one of our strengths is our ability to offer an variety of modes of transport. We handle first- and last-mile distribution throughout Europe. Our Transport division ensures that your shipment will arrive at its destination using the most appropriate mode of transport and within the desired timeframe. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, you can quickly opt for a different mode of transport in order to ensure your shipment will still arrive at its destination on time.”
Gosselin works according to the QSHE principle (Quality Health Safety Environment) and is therefore fully compliant with laws on working conditions, quality and the environment.
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About Gosselin Logistics
Gosselin Logistics is a leading provider of logistics services. With activities ranging from shipping, forwarding and warehouse storage to customs formalities Gosselin Logistics can offer its customers a constant supply chain. Heavy-Gosselin is a division of Gosselin Logistics specialized in industrial projects.
Gosselin Logistics is a division of the Gosselin Group that has its headquarters in Antwerp, Belgium. The company was founded in 1930 and employs a staff of 800 that generates more than 270 million Euros in sales.