Founded in 1968, today Alisped is a certainty as per international transportation and logistics. Which are the reference markets and the skills acquired, in detail? What do we ship and how do we ship it so that we can provide certainties to our clients?
Prato, cradle of the textile tradition, needs no introduction as per its centennial specialization that dates back to the Middle Age and to wool merchants of Prato. Instead, it’s fundamental to emphasize the evolution of the textile industry in this area, with innovative projects and new business models that promote a digital transformation and lead the Textile & Fashion into a future that already exists. As an integral part of the fabric of the city, Alisped is a specialist in handling shipments of textiles products belonging to the Textile & Fashion industry, a multi-faceted sector which includes textiles, apparel, leather goods and footwear, all of them pride of Tuscan manufactories. Celebrating that industry, Alisped participates in the most significant fairs, such as Pitti Filati and Première Vision as per textiles, Moda Italia in Tokyo (apparel), the leather goods fairs of MIPEL and SIMAC TANNING TECH, LINEAPELLE and MICAM as per footwear industry.
Also, Alisped participates in furniture fairs, i.e. Salone del Mobile in Milan and Shanghai. In fact, Alisped has been enhancing its knowledge of the furniture industry more and more over time, up to the current, ultra-professional levels. Actually, the furniture industry is characterized by fragile and precious products that must be handled by experienced shipping companies guaranteeing high level services, such as reducing load fluctuations thanks to airbags, residential and white glove delivery services, deliveries for contract projects.
What deserves some closer attention is air transport of foodstuffs, belonging to Food & Beverage industry, also in consideration of the high quality Italian products shipped all over the world and celebrated in fairs like CIBUS, SANA, TUTTOFOOD, BONTà, B/OPEN, SOL&AGRIFOOD. Going into details, only two ranges of temperatures are possible in the aircraft hold, that is +2°/+8° and +15°/+25°. As per the first range, goods are stored in the handler’s cold storage right at the departure airport and then boarded. A thermal blanket or some green ice must be put on the package, as they’re fundamental in order for the cold chain never to be interrupted. Once at the destination airport, goods are cleared through customs and a designated Alisped agent takes care of the delivery to the final destination by using a freezer truck. But considering the two above-mentioned temperature ranges, how can we manage frozen food shipments? Dry ice blocks or packs are the answer, with amounts to be chosen in consideration of transit time. A couple of examples of food products shipments being handled by Alisped are truffles being shipped to Miami and Los Angeles and mozzarella flying to United Arab Emirates.
The automotive industry is precisely the one in great ferment right after the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Positivity and pro-activity characterize automotive fairs such as Salone del Camper, Motorbike Expo, Eicma. At the same time, physical and emotional contact with products and meeting customers and suppliers in person is back at the core of this business. Alisped guarantees international transport services with a global coverage thanks to a strong, widespread network. That is fundamental to successfully deal with fast and on-time deliveries due to recent years delocalization strategies implemented by the automotive industry.
Dangerous goods shipments do require highly qualified and specially trained staff. Alisped takes care of those shipments on a daily basis. To give just one example of the structured and complex training process, we can mention the IATA Dangerous Goods certification for dangerous goods air transport: every two year, this certification is obtained only after a specific course and a successful examination attesting full knowledge on how to manage dangerous goodsair transport. Examples of frequently shipped goods classified as dangerous are fragrances, characterized by a specific shipping procedure in as much as they are inflammable products and lithium-ion batteries, very common in a number of daily use electronic devices. Dangerous goods transport procedures are anything but simple and Alisped staff handles them with great care.
For every mentioned reference market, Alisped offers a concrete support as per transport, logistics and informed communication, in order to make international shipping accessible thanks to acquired skills, with special attention to the evolution of every industry.