WCA: leading the world in logistics partnering
We’re a proud member of the World Cargo Alliance (WCA), the world’s largest and most influential network of independent freight forwarders, with 6,974 members across the world.
Our WCA time-critical membership signals to our clients and global partners that we are a key player in the world of logistics, including air freight, on board courier (OBC) and other related services.
Why is a WCA membership important?
For twenty years, the WCA has created innovative benefits for its members and their dedication to excellence has enabled the organisation to set new standards in the logistics industry.
Whilst a WCA time-critical membership is not mandatory for logistics providers, it does deliver a number of benefits to their clients around the globe, especially those who are operating in a just-in-time (JIT) or lean manufacturing environment, that require extremely rapid and reliable services.
To apply for this membership, a logistics provider must have gained considerable experience and expertise in time-critical logistics. The WCA applies strict criteria and less than one-third of all membership applications are accepted, which speaks volumes about our experience and high standards of service.
The lengthy application process involves a in-depth examination of business operations, including:
- 24/7 availability of logistics staff
- speedy and accurate response to customer requirements
- clear and accurate lines of communication – especially out of office hours
- the fastest possible transit times at the most cost-effective prices
As a member, this demonstrates our capabilities and experience within the logistics industry, in addition to our proven track record of providing high-quality service excellence and 99.6% on-time delivery rate. As a specialist time-critical logistics provider, our WCA membership enables us to evidence our reliability, specialist expertise and rapid reaction to our clients’ needs.
Most importantly, all of these factors increase our clients’ confidence in our services and ensure they contact us with their time-critical logistics requirements, time and time again.
Further enhancing our reputation in time-critical logistics
Time-critical logistics – whether shipping small components or fragile prototype parts, or arranging dedicated solutions to support large volume and weight – is too crucial to be left in the hands of an inexperienced logistics partner.
Being a part of the WCA network enhances our already established reputation in the global marketplace. The membership of such a renowned body allows for increased industry recognition, wider contacts and closer relationships, all of which strengthen our capabilities. When transporting a consignment from one country to another, it is essential to understand local knowledge, such as local bank holidays, time zones, customs processes and the best routes in an unpredictable situation to ensure consignments arrives within the agreed time. Local knowledge is an important resource and can mean the difference between a smooth or bumpy journey, especially when meeting a strict deadline.
Our experience in providing tailored solutions, which meets the WCA time-critical criteria, allows us to recommend the fastest, most cost-effective and reliable method of transporting goods to speed up our clients’ supply chains. Not only do our clients receive a quick response, in under 15 minutes, but they also have the reassurance of total clarity around the rates and duties their consignment will cost.
Holding the industry-recognised WCA membership increases client and supplier confidence that, by choosing Priority Freight, they are working with a logistics partner who operates to the highest level and is part of an industry-wide network.
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