The quick-thinking of a Marine Air Freight Export Specialist at Peters & May by re-routing marine cargo overland has led to two particularly buoyant boat manufacturers! Despite the ongoing air freight delays due to the recent closure of air space in and around Europe, shipments from the UK are on schedule to arrive in Florida on time for customer delivery this Friday (23rd April 2010), against all the odds.
Stuart Chalcraft, a Marine Air Freight Export Specialist at the leading dedicated marine transportation provider Peters & May, which is headquartered in Eastleigh, near Southampton, UK, handled the shipments. Stuart comments, "Because of our contacts and knowledge of flight routes and the services that each carrier provides, we were able to quickly re-route the shipments and avoid the backlog of flight delays which many smaller providers are unable to do. We transported the cargo from Heathrow airport, from where it was originally planned to depart, to Madrid by truck in advance of being sent by air to Miami on Friday.
"Together with our network of global offices, agents and suppliers we continually source alternative routes and solutions to meet our customer needs and are regularly updating clients with vital information."
Also this week, Peters & May stepped into the breach and found a solution for a prestigious yacht racing team which will be campaigning at the Audi MedCup Circuit event in Portugal (11th – 16th May 2010). The team could have been scuppered before it had even started the event, as it desperately needed sails and other essential equipment which was stranded in the UK. Fortunately all is on track with the delivery for the team to start the event with everything it needs, thanks to Peters & May’s ability to adapt quickly to the situation.
Located at Peters & May’s UK Head Office, the Marine Air Freight Team handles the transportation of marine cargo including yacht sails, rigging and spars, engine spares, warranty equipment, general supplies, paint and gelcoats, plus other hazardous cargo including medical supplies. The team also manages all paperwork and customs clearance to minimise the chance of a delay in customs and a smooth onward journey to customer.