Chapman Freeborn blog

Cargo Air Charter

Urgent cargo signed, sealed and delivered in less than 24 hours

Industries including shipping and offshore energy are highly vulnerable to supply chain delays – and time is often one of the crucial factors for clients who choose chartered flights over scheduled airline services.

Sometimes a delay can lead to the loss of millions of dollars if production lines are shut down while spare parts are in transit.

A great example of how an aircraft charter can speed up the process is a recent time-critical charter arranged by our Singapore office – an operation successfully completed within 24 hours of the first call.

A multinational company in the offshore industry contacted our team to urgently transport some ship spares from Singapore to Labuan in East Malaysia for a marine salvage operation.

Working to a tight schedule, the team raced against the clock to ensure that all the freight documentation was correctly in place – a task made more complicated by the fact that the consignment was split and held by two different freight forwarders in different locations.

The charter team delivered an air charter solution in less than five hours and worked through the night to arrange the flight so that the urgent parts could be delivered the next morning.

To be able to activate the flight at such short notice would not have been possible without the team’s good relations with the operator who helped to expedite the process during the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations (a Muslim festive season to mark the end of Ramadan).

A Boeing B727F aircraft was used for the charter and a couple of pictures are shown below.

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