OBC service performing well for ACS

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Oliver Weigelt

Air Charter Service (ACS) says it news On Board Courier (OBC) service is flying high and averaging a booking every 12 hours.

The charter service firm launched OBC in May this year, and explains that the department has been performing well.

Speaking in Frankfurt, ACS global time critical manager, Oliver Weigelt, says: “The service has really taken off since we officially launched in spring of this year. We are doing 60-70 jobs a month and we’re expecting to do even more in October and in the run up to Christmas, when time critical shipments are generally in demand the most.

“With a database of over 25,000 freight forwarders, we found the demand to be instant and overwhelming. We were set a pretty high target for this year but, so far, we are almost 40 per cent up on that.

“We targeted turning over £10 million ($15 million) by 2020, but we might now have to revaluate that figure and aim a bit higher. We will be looking to expand the team before the end of year too, to cope with the popularity.”