A Vital Part of the Automotive Supply Chain
The following case study demonstrates Priority Freight’s ability to organise anything, anywhere – in the most challenging of time frames. Its unrivalled global network of time-critical experts and suppliers enables the company to offer a uniquely integrated and bespoke service.
The international airfreight team at Priority Freight received an urgent request from an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), one evening in May 2015. The OEM required urgent assistance with shipment of ten cargo boxes weighing approximately 150kg containing automotive parts, from New Delhi, India, to London Heathrow, UK. The parts were needed for OEM to maintain production.
The OEM ruled out chartering options at an early stage, so the international airfreight team at Priority Freight started to identify the next best solutions, providing the client with a number of on-board courier options, varying in cost and speed.
At the same time, Priority Freight dispatched a courier to the cargo pick-up location, through one of its time-critical suppliers in the region. The driver arrived within 70 minutes of dispatch, and, under supervision, repackaged the cargo into secure and durable alternatives suitable for long-haul transit.
The OEM client opted for an on-board courier on a passenger aircraft, one of the quickest options available given the timeframes and restrictions involved. The courier received the cargo at New Delhi International Airport later that evening, and boarded the plane at 03:40 local time (IST), arriving at London Heathrow by 06:15 (GMT) – and delivered to the client location by 10:30 (GMT).
The shipment went smoothly across land and air without interruption, and the OEM client received its cargo within 12 hours of the original request. The time-critical logistics solutions implemented by Priority Freight prevented production downtime and significant financial loss for the client.
This case-study is just one example of the emergency logistics solutions the Priority Freight operations team provides to its automotive clients on a day-to-day basis. OEMs choose Priority Freight as their strategic partner to give security to their supply chains.
Priority Freight’s dedication to beating deadlines and exceeding expectations has made the company the provider of choice for expedited logistics in the automotive industry.