Big success for MOL UK in a time of apprehension!
Photo by Patrick Campanale
After being approached by our colleagues in MOL Japan, we immediately made contact with a UK supplier to arrange the air export of a 28tn (66.289m3) shipment to Saudi Arabia – Dammam Airport.
Monday morning, the marine engineering equipment was ready for pickup, and our haulier had two trucks waiting to be loaded at the supplier’s facility.
Monday afternoon, the cargo was delivered directly into Saudi Arabian airlines to allow time for their checks and planning.
Tuesday morning, we had cleared the export through customs and the cargo was already in transit to Amsterdam, the consignment later connected on its planned flight to DMM on the Friday.
Behind closed doors the Air Export team rushed around making calls to numerous hauliers in the hope that one would be able provide two trucks at such short notice during a period of driver shortages… On this occasion our wide range of haulier partnerships prevailed!
At the same time, also reaching out to Saudi airlines to ensure the space was confirmed and that the cargo would not suffer any delays.
One of the last hurdles the team faced was UK Customs wanting to inspect the export documents prior to the departure from LHR, luckily this was processed smoothly and the shipment was customs in cleared in time to meet the truck to Amsterdam.
Would you like to learn more?
MOL Logistics (UK) Ltd.
Unit 6, Crown Business Centre, Horton Road
West Drayton, UB7 8HP
Tel: +44 1895 - 459700
VAT: GB 466383812
Chamber of Commerce: 2233878