Heavy tooling expertise
Priority Freight received an urgent request for the collection of heavy manufacturing production line components from a customer in Michigan, USA to be delivered in the UK within 48 hours. This particular requirement also included the additional challenge of the timeframe overlapping with a weekend, plus the cargo itself weighed a total of 88 tonnes, meaning that specialist handling and manoeuvring equipment was critical.
At its 24/7 control centre, the emergency response team immediately stepped into action, accessing its trusted network of partners from within 200 countries, to plan the most efficient logistics route that would meet the customer’s 48-hour deadline.
The cargo was collected from Michigan and transferred to Detroit where the components were packaged for the remainder of the journey. Once secured, the freight embarked on a seven-hour road trip to Chicago O’Hare where a chartered 747 was waiting for the components to be loaded on board using heavy lift cranes.
13 hours later, the cargo landed at Robin Hood Airport in the East Midlands. Priority Freight’s transportation management system enabled the team to track and trace every movement of the client’s cargo; anticipate the exact arrival of this shipment, pre clear customs and prepare the specialist machinery needed to load the cargo onto the haulage. Within two hours of landing in the UK, the cargo was en route to its final destination.
Priority Freight’s dedication to beating deadlines and exceeding expectations has made the company the provider of choice for expedited logistics, completing over 150,000 expedited shipments each year.