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Welcome to Kestrel

Air freight is traditionally used for speed over other modes of transport and plays a vital role in our fast-paced society. Here at Kestrel we understand the needs of our clients. With a dedicated office based out of Heathrow Airport and highly trained personnel, we can offer you the best solution to your air freight problems.

From delivering small, but very important packages, to huge out of gauge cargo, we can provide import customs clearance and export customs entries. We offer telephone or email quotes and same day collection for any bookings that are taken before 10.00 am.

Already a leader in our field, Kestrel have access to some of the best rates available and we can offer services on a wide range of airlines.

Cargo Tracking

How It Works: Air cargo numbers have the format 123-12345678.

We use the first 3 digits to automatically send the request to the correct airline, so please enter the number we sent you to track your shipment.

About Us

Kestrel has a fantastic reputation as a leading liner agency with offices throughout the world. Starting as a two man operation some 20 plus years ago, we have grown from strength to strength. This is mainly down to our dedicated and highly trained personnel.

Kestrel are a market leader for a reason. Whether you are a large multi-national, SME or private individual we will offer you the same high level of experience and customer support. Our dedicated air freight division can offer exports and imports to/from worldwide destinations.

In 2010, Kestrel were named in The Queen Elizabeth II honours list and subsequently awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise International Trade. We were awarded this for delivering six consecutive years of growth whilst still maintaining the highest degree of propriety. Our achievement is made all the more special as this was during the most difficult economic period in recent history. We still remain the only shipping company to have received such an award and everybody at Kestrel is extremely proud to have attained this recognition at the highest level.

Key Services

All clients of the Kestrel group have come to expect high levels of customer service as the norm. Something the company is very proud of. Amongst the conventional services you would expect from air freight, Kestrel can also offer:

Fast Service

Fast Service Book before 10am for same day collection

Ease

Ease Delivery straight to your door (smaller shipments)

Rapid Response

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Informed

Informed Fully tracked items to keep you fully informed

Consolidation

Consolidation Offering services from a wide range of airlines

Location

Location Located at Heathrow, the UK's biggest airport

Worldwide Import/Export

Worldwide Import/Export

Air freight exports and imports to/from worldwide destinations

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Direct & Indirect Flights

Direct & Indirect Flights

Every kind of air freight to suit your needs

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Same Day Premium Service

Same Day Premium Service

Premium 'must-ride' air freight services for urgent cargo

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Cross Trade Shipments

Cross Trade Shipments

Not just from the UK but from all over the world

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Direct Door To Door

Direct Door To Door

Door to door courier services for smaller shipments

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Freighter Services For Out Of Gauge Cargo

Freighter Services For Out Of Gauge Cargo

For services that are needed over 160cm high, over 4m long

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Chilled Cargo And Hazardous

Chilled Cargo And Hazardous

Services for chilled cargo and hazardous goods

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European Import And Export

European Import And Export

European dedicated express vehicles, both import and export

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Air Charters

Air Charters

Specifically for your large shipments

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On-Board Courier Services

On-Board Courier Services

On-board courier services for documents/small consignments

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Import Customs

Import Customs

Import customs clearance and deliveries

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Export Customs Entries

Export Customs Entries

Export customs clearance entries

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Consolidation Shipments

Consolidation Shipments

From several suppliers at origin to the same consignee

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Exhibitions And Events Shipments

Exhibitions And Events Shipments

Shipments which are needed to come back again to the UK

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Cost effective Air/Sea shipping to the Caribbean

Traditionally, container shipping via sea has played an important part when transporting goods to the Caribbean Islands. However, with transit times ranging from weeks from Europe or South America to more than 6 weeks from Asia, this can sometimes prove problematic. In the fast paced society we live in today it is often imperative that goods can arrive at a much quicker time whilst still keeping costs low.

Kestrel Liner Agencies have the perfect solution. They have a unique Air/Sea service; a hybrid logistics solution offering the speed of air and the economy of sea freight. With its dedicated 100,000 sq. ft. customs bonded warehouse in Miami, they can offer an air and sea freight option which can drastically reduce transit times to days. This is great news if you have a product that needs to be on the shelves to keep up with buyers demand.

How it works

Kestrel's network covers over 100 worldwide airports to over 45 sea and air destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America. Goods are shipped via airfreight to Miami Airport, the world's largest gateway to the Americas. Upon arrival at the airport, the shipments are immediately transferred to the ocean leg on a fixed day departure and arrival schedule. The frequent second leg sea transport ranges from one day to the Bahamas, 4 to 6 days to the Caribbean and Central America and 9 days to the Guianas. Combined with the air leg to Miami you can see how the entire region can be served expeditiously.

Benefits

Using the Air/Sea system dramatically reduces shipping times. Shipping from airports in Asia can take just 6 to 12 days. Likewise, shipping from the UK, North Europe, India, the Mediterranean and South America can be achieved in just 6 to 10 days, at a fraction of the cost using air freight to ship goods all the way.

Another huge benefit of using the air and sea method comes when moving over sized articles that cannot fit on feeder aircraft. If you need to ship a large item quickly then this is the perfect scenario.

Kestrel Liner Agencies has a long history of shipping goods to the Caribbean and this method has proved successful for many of their clients, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors. A company that prides itself on offering great customer service, Kestrel will work with their clients to ensure they receive the best and most cost effective way to move their goods. For more information or to request a quote please contact us on +44 (0)1279 818 899 or email lhr@kestrel.com

Contact Kestrel

If you have any questions or queries you can talk to one of our helpful staff members, you can get in touch with us by filling out the contact form (*please note all fields are required - please submit at least one contact number indicated with **) or by telephoning us on +44 (0) 1279 818 899 or mobile +44 (0) 7867 808 677.