AMI giving Indian freight agents added import control
AMI, the world’s largest trade-only airfreight and express wholesaler, has responded to a growing trend for ex-works purchasing in India with the launch of a new service that enables forwarders to optimise the arrival time of their customers’ imports.
AMI’s ex-works service provides door-to-airport transportation from any non-restricted origin point in the world to any airport in India.
The service caters for virtually any commodity except perishables, and users can choose between direct expedited service, or an economy consolidated option.
As with all AMI services, the new ex-works service is available only to freight agents.
Stephen Koller, AMI's CEO, commented: “Indian buyers are increasingly focused on professional inventory management, and are using ‘just in time’ services to provide better coordination of goods flows to support sales promotions and accommodate peaks in demand.
“We have now combined the advantages of buying ex-works, with the traditional benefits of using AMI: guaranteed neutrality and significant cost savings.
"In addition, freight agents in India using the service are billed locally, avoiding the need to remit funds to an overseas agent. We are also able to provide enhanced tracking information, and this is available online 24/7.”
AMI is owned by Menzies Aviation, a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo services with annual revenue of $1.1bn.
Airfreight wholesaling enables freight agents to purchase space through an intermediary, generally at a lower rate than the airline or shipping line is offering.