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
There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. What does this mean for the economy and logistics industry in the run up to 2015?
In today’s up and down economy every shipper is looking to find strategic advantages over their competition. The biggest hurdle for logistics and transportation managers continues to be, how I get my product to my customer in the most cost effective, reliable, and quickest way.
There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. Naturally it will help make up for the anticipated shortage of personnel in the logistics labor market. But I predict that, ten years from now, 9/10 DCs are going to be obsolete. It’s time to chart a new strategic course and prepare our distribution networks for a new industrial revolution.