Priority Freight: quick off the mark

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Priority Freight reports its services were called upon by an automotive manufacturer who required immediate support transporting two tonnes of automotive parts from Tianjin, China to Spain in just 48 hours.

When the call came in from the customer in Spain on Thursday evening, the relevant Chinese manufacturers and airlines were already closed. The cargo needed to be collected from two different Tianjin based manufacturers which, at the time of the booking, were also closed and had no idea the emergency transport was already being organised.

To ensure the goods would arrive in Spain by Saturday evening, Priority Freight knew the only solution would be air freight to Frankfurt (FRA) and then an air charter to Madrid (MAD).

Priority Freight having its own regional office at FRA airport played a big part in the success of the operation. The company secured a direct flight to FRA for all two tonnes of cargo, where the team was able to expedite customs for a re-route to Stuttgart airport (STR).

There, the chartered SAAB 340ª aircraft was waiting to fly to MAD on Saturday morning.