Priority Freight Puts Wind in the Sails of Emergency Shipment
- Premier sailing company required urgent conveyance support
- 11 sailing dinghies were transported 1,074 miles
- Priority Freight’s logistic experts delivered in just 48 hours
A premier manufacturer of sailing dinghies and catamarans, was faced with the seemingly mammoth mission of transporting 11 Argo sailing dinghies from Ashford in Kent, to Caprera, an island off the coast of Sardinia.
With a mere two-day window in which to meet their deadline, the sailing company was faced with the arduous task of negotiating large volume cargo across multiple ferry crossings in order to reach the world renowned Centro Velico Caprera sailing school, where the dinghies would be deployed.
Having immediately called upon Priority Freight to handle the logistics, the sailing company was assigned a designated team to oversee the journey, and the company was kept updated throughout using Priority Freight’s 24-hour global tracking system.
Shortly after the alert, the 11 dinghies were loaded into two 40-foot articulated vehicles, which then set off for Dover to the first of the ferry crossings. The second leg of the journey meant travelling from Urvillers to Livorno before being loaded onto another ferry which took them to Olbia.
From Olbia the dinghies were transported by road to Palau, before boarding a ferry to take them on their final crossing to Maddalena.
This carefully planned route, along with the work of Priority Freight’s highly trusted transport team, meant that the dinghies reached their destination less than 48 hours after setting off: well within deadline.
Priority Freight is no stranger to tight deadlines, and this case highlights the team’s ability to adapt to any industry, by calling upon a local and global network of trusted partners.
International Sales Director said, “Priority Freight provide a really impressive service, and it’s good to see local businesses working so well together.”
Priority Freight provides outstanding levels of service to their clients every single day, completing over 100,000 expedited shipments in 2015 alone. This service spans every sector and industry and can work for your company as well. Call today to find out how we can make your freight our priority.