The weird and wonderful world of on board courier services [Infographic]May 14, 2015
In recent blog posts we’ve highlighted how on board courier (OBC) cargo services help to keep industries like the automotive and electronics sectors running on schedule, with time-critical shipments of manufacturing materials.
This week we take a look at some examples of the more unusual hand-carry cargo our on board couriers transport on flights around the world.
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Nikolai Bergmann, Global Business Development Director for Chapman Freeborn OBC, says:
“A large percentage of the on board courier work we do is for sectors like the automotive industry which operate on a just-in-time basis, but we also do a lot of ad hoc work delivering more unusual items.”
“Our hand-carry couriers have flown everything from food and beverage samples to high-end jewellery and other wearable items – whether it’s a designer dress for a fashion show or a pair of football boots for one of the world’s top players.”
“Speed is usually a key factor in why clients use our hand-carry courier services for ad hoc shipments – but it’s not just about how fast an OBC can deliver an item. Particularly when delivering prototypes it is important to deliver the item in a safe and secure way without it passing through several different hands. Showcasing a product sample in a new market can mean big business for our clients.”