NO DESTINATION TOO FAR,
NO JOB TOO COMPLICATED

Our Air Freight division at Thomas Smith is focused on delivering quality. No matter how small, large or complicated your request may be, we’ll be happy to help guide you through the options available to you.

Close proximity to Malta International Airport and Customs House make it even easier for us to provide you with top level service. Take a look at some of the services we can provide you with below. If you should not see the subject relevant to your request, please do contact us so we can answer your questions and provide you with a detailed solution.

Air Freight For Import

Removing the headache of managing the importation of your goods by air, our strong network of freight forwarders can offer you global coverage, making the world that little bit smaller in your favour. Not only do we co-ordinate and monitor your shipment, but we can also offer you weekly consolidation of services from a number of European countries, meaning you can manage your deliveries to schedule and in a timely fashion.

Air Freight For Export

Based on our solid reputation with all the major airlines operating to and from Malta, we can negotiate favourable rates for you and we can accept either pre-paid payments or charges collected at the destination. Enjoy world wide access for your exported goods through our established network in the business. Close proximity to Malta International Airport & the cargo section ensures even tighter monitoring of all projects.

YOUR 24/7 AEROSPACE AGENCY

As Malta’s first choice for Aerospace cargo, our team of specially trained experts are on standby 24/7 ready to manage your time-sensitive shipments. We do this by integrating closely with supply chains to facilitate the handling of multi-supply orders and our location, minutes from Malta International Airport and the Cargo Section, builds added efficiencies. We’ve developed a niche service offering to the Aerospace industry delivering on schedule and to budget, so it’s no wonder we’re currently servicing over 90% of the local aerospace market.

24×7 Helpline: +356 9943 1363
Email: [email protected]

AIR FREIGHT FOR CHARTER

Our fast response Air freight team are capable of providing charter flights within 24 hours of your request. Whether you’re looking for helicopters, business jets or B747s, our experienced team has gained extensive knowledge from all sectors of the aviation industry, offering guidance on cost options available to fit your budgets and realistic advice on the best solution for your specific charter requirements.

FILM RUSHES

Over recent years the Maltese Islands have become a popular choice for the film industry with many blockbuster films and TV series filmed locally, having handled films such as 13 hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, The Mercy, Assassin’s Creed, By the Sea Captain Philips, World War Z, Wickie the Viking, Commissario Rex, A Different Loyalty, Troy & Count of Monte Cristo.

Through working with some of the biggest production companies in the world over recent years, we’ve been able to fine-tune our approach and create a dedicated team of experts that can meet the demands of our clients 24/7. Our worldwide network of freight agents specialise in the carriage of film rushes, wardrobe, grips and lighting gear, props, make-up and other requirements as well as the processing of customs documentation and ATA Carnets as required. If it needs getting done, talk to the local experts and we’ll make it happen.

  • Global Freight Forwarding Network
  • Sea freight, Air freight & Land Transport Services
  • Destination Management Service
  • Live Stock Transport
  • Aircraft Charter Service
  • Warehouse Facilities
  • Customs Clearance inclusive of Temporary Importation
  • 24 Hour Support for Film Units
  • Accommodation
  • Travel Planning
  • Insurance

ON BOARD COURIER

Need to get something somewhere at the last minute? We offer a ‘hand-carry’ service for just-in-time production lines and sensitive cargo, organising on-board couriers for your hand deliveries door-to-door to any destination. We also handle last minute orders just hours away from flight departure.

HUMAN REMAINS

Should this be a service that you require, we will organise the necessary paperwork, bookings and prior arrangements with the necessary airlines to any destination by air. This will be in compliance with airline regulations, referring where necessary to a database of authorised undertakers.

FIREARMS

We’re experts at handling sensitive cargo, organising shipments of fire arms to and from Malta via a selective database of specialised agents. We obtain all the necessary authorisations and certificates from the authorities and ensure compliance with airline regulations, police and airport security.

PERISHABLES

One of our key services at Thomas Smith Shipping is excelling at proper project management of time-and-temperature sensitive goods; such as commodities originating from Healthcare, Food & Beverage and Plant industries. We’ll ensure effective handling techniques for chilled and frozen products and help put your mind at rest that your shipment is in safe hands.

LIVESTOCK

Should you require livestock via air freight, we can organise this for you in the most humane manner and expedient transport process possible. We’ll offer advice on the best form of containers and mode of transport depending on the species, both in terms of safety regulations and animal welfare, whilst at the same time offering compliance with airline regulations.

HAZARDOUS CARGO

Independently trained staff to full IATA, ICAO & ADR standards will ensure the safe carriage of Dangerous Goods by air. We obtain all the necessary authorisations and certificates from the authorities and ensure compliance with airline regulations, police and airport security.

RE-PACKING

If you need a more hands-on approach, we’re there to help. Available 24/7 our professional packers can work according to product and mode of transport including handling of outsized cargo, preparing it for international transport and shrink wrapping. We’re here to make the process simpler.

PET CARGO

Particular care is required when transporting something as dear to you as your pet. Whatever your reason for animal transportation, you want to ensure safe arrival.

Thomas Smith can help you understand the logistics of your pet’s move, including any paperwork necessary to make sure your pet moves smoothly.

We offer: 

  • Competitive rates
  • Reliability
  • Adequately trained staff
  • Rapid customs clearance for incoming pets 
  • Broad knowledge of regulations, requirements and the specifics of international moving 
  • A tailor-made approach to each and every animal voyage
  • Dedicated contact helping every step of the way, with constant updates and support

We’ll offer advice on the right sized ventilated container depending on the species, both in terms of safety regulations and animal welfare, whilst at the same time offering compliance with carrier regulations.

Thomas Smith is a PET approved shipper (LAR certified), an IATA member (International Air Transport Association) and an ATA approved partner (Animal Transportation Association). 

Contact us on +356 2205 8146; or you may email our Airfreight team on [email protected]. Find out more about the services offered to you and your pet. 

INSURANCE

All part of offering a more comprehensive range of services, our Group’s Insurance Brokers provide marine insurance coverage by quoting All Risks insurance for almost all types of commercial cargo. You’ll find standard premiums for up to € 500,000 in value and specific premiums quoted on values of over € 500,000 on request.

Our insurance brokers can assist you further in this area.