It’s in the Bag
Load Date/Time: 18:40 (Day One)
Origin: Myslenice, Poland
Delivery Date/Time: 12:00 (Day Two)
Destination: Birmingham, UK
Payload: 10 pieces of ‘suitcase-sized’ automotive parts
Priority Freight’s UK headquarters received a call at around midday from a component supplier with a request to move urgent parts from their Polish facility in Myslenice. The consignment was required at their customer’s plant in Birmingham, UK by noon the next day.
As with many urgent consignments, the exact packaging dimensions and collection time unknown as the product was still in production. However, working closely with the factory through Priority Freight’s Polish office, it was estimated that a courier would be able to hand-carry the items and that they would be completed and ready for pick-up by 18:00 that evening.
The Polish office therefore organised an experienced on-board courier (OBC) to be at the factory in Myslenice at 17:00 to ensure that he could be on his way just as soon as production of the parts was complete. Good communications with the factory also ensured that the parts were packaged for hand-carrying. The usual packaging for an airfreight shipment would be too bulky to accompany a passenger. Suitably equipped with a large suitcase, the courier left Myslenice with the consignment at 18:40.
The next morning, travelling on the first flight from the nearest airport, Katowice at 06:05 via Munich, Priority Freight’s courier arrived at Birmingham airport at 10:20. Carrying the all-important suitcase he made the delivery in person with plenty of time in hand!