Kestrel Liner Agencies have opened a dedicated office at Heathrow Airport serving its airfreight customers – due to seeing an increase in demand for air cargo.
Based near to the UK’s busiest cargo gateway, Kestrel opened its doors on 1 April with John Fiddies at its helm and will offer exports and imports to and from worldwide destinations.
Kestrel chief executive officer, Andy Thorne says: “This is a real transitional time for Kestrel. We are already known as one of the leading liner agencies and this new venture will only strengthen our position.
“Airfreight is traditionally used for speed over other modes of transport and plays a vital role in our fast-paced society. You may have seen in the news recently how Britain’s biscuit shortage was thwarted thanks to the quick response that air freight can offer.
“We have always been able to offer our clients the best service, this means finding the most effective and efficient way possible to move their goods. With our dedicated air freight division we can go that one step further in exceeding their expectations.”
Kestrel’s services include a premium ‘must-ride’ service for urgent cargo, often flying the same day; door-to-door courier services for smaller shipments; freighter services for out of gauge cargo; air charters for larger shipments, facilities for chilled cargo and hazardous goods; and on-board courier services for important documents and small consignments.