Downtime Averted by Flying Carpets
Load date/time: 19th October, 12:30
Origin location: Mouzon, northern France
Delivery date/time: 19th October, 19:59
Destination location: Washington, northeast UK
Payload: Three pallets (automotive carpet)
Dimensions: Each pallet – 205 x 134 x 68 cm
Production delays at a manufacturing facility in northern France was threatening downtime at an automotive plant the north-east of England. Priority Freight’s customer, Faurecia, the multinational automotive components supplier required a speedy solution.
Operations Manager, Ed Bembridge, determined that the express road freight option was not going to deliver within the required time-frame and so sourced an air charter from Vatry Airport some seventy-five miles away. Due to pallet dimensions and requirement to ship all three at the same time a AN-26 aircraft was on procured and a truck dispatched to the Mouzon factory.
With the delivery vehicle awaiting the plane at Durham Tees Valley airport to make the 35 mile trip to the facility at Washington, County Durham, the consignment was successfully delivered within a transit time of eight and a half hours. No production downtime at the receiving factory was reported.
Priority Freight notified Faurecia of arrival and departure at each critical waypoint, complete visibility and traceability of the consignment throughout the transit. No production downtime at the receiving factory was reported.