Chapman Freeborn Airchartering has completed a high-profile cargo charter from France to the US, delivering seven skimmer boats to help tackle the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
The Fort Lauderdale-based aircraft charter specialist arranged the flight of an Antonov AN-124 to urgently transport four 35-foot and three 21-foot vessels from Nantes to New Orleans
In coordination with its French offices, Chapman Freeborn organised road transportation from the shipyard to the airport and helped oversee the loading of the 21-ton cargo
The AN-124 charter is the latest in a series of flights Chapman Freeborn has completed to help contain the leak from the site of the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico
The company's Singapore office arranged eight separate cargo charters on B747-200F and B747-400F aircraft to transport more than 450 tons of rubber booms and other oil spill equipment from the Far East to New Orleans and Houston
Elsewhere, Chapman Freeborn's European offices arranged the delivery of sixty tons of technical equipment from the UK and a Dassault Falcon 7X executive jet to transport a team of marine salvage experts from Amsterdam to New Orleans - arriving within hours of reports of the incident
The European Union is working on the further liberalisation of road transport by logistics service providers. The question is whether the further liberalisation of shippers transport on own account would not be more effective and yield better results.
One of the biggest challenges for a delivery provider is achieving a successful delivery drop first time and missed deliveries are costly – estimated on average at around £23 per drop. Using mobile data technology to track items combined with proactive customer alerts plays a significant role in helping to achieve higher first time success rates.
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