Welcome to Harlas S.A.!
All these years our company, has been installed, apply, maintain and improve a Quality Management System which meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standard and consists of a set of processes, procedures, resources and monitoring methods regarding the quality of products and services.
Quality objectives set at the level of senior management on an annual basis, coming from strategic planning and corporate quality policy. The targets apply to the hall QMS and is fully compatible with the quality policy of the Company to the extent quantifiable, consistent with the commitment of senior management to continually improve customer satisfaction.
Our company is oriented to the modern transport market. Based on understanding of customer needs and translates them to requirements, specifications, quality plans and final service in accordance with the processes of quality.
WHAT MAKES US
Through our ever expanding international network of correspondents, with more than 400 agents globally, we have achieved the creation of a promptly responding network, which has received complimentary remarks by our clients, as far as our promptness, our flexibility and our effectiveness in handling their freights are concerned!
PACKAGING & STORAGE
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What is a freight forwarder?
Freight forwarding is a service used by companies that deal in international or multi-national import and export. While the freight forwarder doesn’t actually move the freight itself, it acts as an intermediary between the client and various transportation services. Sending products from one international destination to another can involve a multitude of carriers, requirements and legalities. A freight forwarding service handles the considerable logistics of this task for the client, relieving what would otherwise be a formidable burden. Freight forwarding services guarantee that products will get to the proper destination by an agreed upon date, and in good condition. The freight forwarding service utilizes established relationships with carriers of all kinds, from air freighters and trucking companies, to rail freighters and ocean liners. Freight forwarding services negotiate the best possible price to move the product along the most economical route by working out various bids and choosing the one that best balances speed, cost and reliability.
Why are the shipping rates so volatile?
While there are several factors involved, the primary is market demand. Traditionally from Dec through April for imports, especially from Asia to the U.S., it is called the “slow season.” Because the retail market slows down after Christmas. However from mid January through early February there is an upsurge of cargo moving to beat the Chinese New Year deadline whereby factories all over China shut down for weeks. This usually keeps rates high as there is always space problems for cargo getting on vessels. From May through November this would be the “peak season” where there is a big demand for cargo moving into the U.S., so the Carriers raise the rates during this period, with the GRI (general rate increase), and PSS (peak season surcharge).
Does size matter for air shipment?
Yes, air freight is based on both the actual weight and changeable weight of the cargo.
What is the maximum size or weight?
This varies depending on the airline so please ask us. As a rule of thumb, maximum normal cargo dimensions: 120 x 80 x 60 in. As the weight and size increase so will the cost. If your cargo is over sized or requires special handling, ask us about special rates.
Can I send an unpacked cargo by air?
No, the airlines will reject any cargo that is not properly packed. Must be packed in a box, crate, or on a pallet. If there are any over sized items or cargo requiring special packing, please ask.