Global Freight Forwarding And Local Services
With long established expertise in freight forwarding since 1980, Al-Futtaim Logistics is ideally placed to ensure seamless door to door delivery anywhere in the world via a combination of its air, sea and global road transportation solutions.
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ air freight offices at Dubai Cargo Village along with operations conducted from all air hubs in the UAE offer customers the advantage of a convenient point of contact at the heart of their freight related business operations.
Al-Futtaim Logistics assures the most effective air freight solution in terms of competitive pricing, fast and reliable transit times, and cost saving opportunities incorporating consolidations and sea or air cargo.
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ air freight expertise extends to the provision of chartered flights, consolidations, out of gauge cargo, door to door, hazardous cargo, exhibition shipments and transport insurance.
A specialised brokerage team with extensive industry knowledge ensures swift customs clearance, completing the administration formalities using highly efficient advanced electronic operating systems.
Al-Futtaim Logistics offers a full portfolio of reliable, high quality sea freight services for companies of all sizes, including general forwarding, contract management, project forwarding, and break bulk management.
To maximise operational efficiencies for customers, its comprehensive offering includes additional services such as local chamber of commerce and local consular attestation activities.
The full range of ocean freight services includes full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL) and non-containerised loads for oversized shipments. All ocean routing is directed through our experienced network of core and preferred carriers, affording the multiple advantages of the smoothest possible delivery efficiency using optimal connections, market competitive rates and protection of capacity during peak times, all of which are appreciated by our long standing customers.
In Dubai, online processing of customs declarations and port handling charges, directly via the web portal of Dubai Trade, ensures seamless and fast customs clearance processing.
Internet based shipment tracking capabilities and real time information provide full visibility of the transportation process as well as transaction details.
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ dedicated team and Port and Customs Relations Manager work closely with Dubai Customs to ensure that customers’ consignments are prioritised, and customised urgent clearance can be arranged to meet specific requirements. International trade documentation is also handled for international companies located in Dubai, for their operations throughout the Middle East.
A strategic presence at Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai Cargo Village, Dubai World Central and Sharjah International Airport enables Al-Futtaim Logistics’ service teams in the UAE to cater to customers’ requirements and to meet their priorities.
No matter how big, urgent or sophisticated a shipment, it can be delivered at the customer’s convenience by Al-Futtaim Logistics’ transportation team, which, with more than 600 vehicles on road, is very well equipped to meet a wide range of logistics requirements.
Al-Futtaim Logistics’ dedicated chartering service handles air and sea chartering projects.
Al-Futtaim Logistics offers solutions to move outsized, time critical and project cargo, including hard-to-reach destinations, using all types of aircrafts including AN124, IL76, B747, B777 and A300. Acting as charter agent, it also offers brokerage services with specialist knowledge of aircraft suitability, cargo handling and loadability, to help to optimise solutions for customers at the best value for money. With a wide network and contacts with aircraft operators, the chartering services team also offers back-load opportunities at substantially lower costs than the equivalent full charter options.
With extensive project handling capability, the chartering services team undertakes the chartering of conveniently sized Panamax and even larger tonnage vessels, with self-geared normal and heavy lift capabilities; ideally suited to serve ports with less advanced infrastructure.
Vessels of a suitable size and capability can be engaged according to customers’ requirements, either on a voyage or time charter basis, to serve ongoing and long-term projects, as well as parcel shipping on break-bulk, roll on, roll off or multipurpose vessels using regular liner services, or on an inducement basis.