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On board courier Germany to USA - Air Time Critical Delivery

On board courier Germany to USA

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July 01, 2016  |   Blog,Business case   |     |   0 Comment

On board Courier Germany to Detroit USA


on board courier Germany USA DTWOn board courier (OBC) is the safest solution you can get for your shipment and it’s becoming more and more popular among companies in automotive industry. With our specialized on board courier solution you can get not only the safest transportation of your goods but also the fastest customs clearance and transit time in overall.

The shipment is handled by only one person (the on board courier) from point A to point B anywhere in the world, while you can sit in your office/home and track your shipment online. Is the boarding done? Has the plane landed, yet? Who has received the shipment? You will be always updated with our sophisticated online tracking system.

Business case: on board courier from Germany to USA

Do you want to know more details on how does it actually work? We are bringing you the example of our On board Courier solution (OBC)  we provided to our client in Germany:

Our client called us that they need to send automotive samples to Detroit USA as soon as possible. As it was a very precious shipment for them and they wanted the shipment to be delivered next day in a safest way possible, we offered them our On board courier solution with price in 30 minutes from the call.

After the job is confirmed we schedule the pick-up with the client depending on when the goods will be ready at his supplier’s location in Germany. In the afternoon our courier gets in his car, drives to the plant location and takes over the urgent shipment with all necessary documentation. At this point our courier is sending over the first update to confirm the shipment has been collected so the client can connect to the online tracking system to follow his shipment’s progress. After the update is sent, our courier drives with the shipment to Frankfurt airport waiting for his early morning flight.

In the early morning our on board courier reaches Frankfurt airport and he keeps updating the client about the current status: was the shipment accepted onboard as a carry on? What is the expected time of boarding, take off, landing etc.? Simply all important updates to be sure the shipment is safe and on time. This time the shipment is too big to take it as a hand luggage onboard of the aircraft so it is checked as baggage to the belly load of the aircraft. Every time this happens, our courier makes sure the shipment has been loaded properly into the aircraft before to board by asking to the airline staff to double check it. We always look for direct flights to minimize the transit time and lower chances of flight delays or other unexpected situations. Our courier is boarding a direct 8 hours and 30 minutes flight from Frankfurt to Detroit.

On board courier: a door door solution

Our on board courier immediately sends an update after the landing in Detroit to confirm that the landing is on time and that he is now heading to the immigration and security check.  Our couriers always travel with the appropriate passport to speed up the process. This time our courier has a Canadian passport so the whole process is fast and easy with no need for a Visa for the entry to US. After passing the immigration he immediately collects the shipment from the luggage belt. He checks for any damages on the box and taking a picture of the current state of it. Now it’s time to get through customs. We always take care of the import customs clearance at arrival of the flight to destination so our client does not need to worry about this important part of the mission.

After entering the public part of airport our courier gives a call to the consignee telling them about the approximately time of arrival to the plant so they can organize themselves. It’s time to catch a taxi and start the delivering phase. After 15 minutes of ride the urgent shipment is being handed over to the consignee on time. Courier is sending an electronic version of Signed Proof of delivery document to confirm the delivery is completed.

On board courier = delivery on time

We call our client in Germany telling them the delivery is on time and that the job is done. Client is very happy and they thank us for good service and online tracking. Our courier is now heading to hotel and flying back next day to be ready to help our clients with another time critical shipments.

Want to know more about the On Board Courier – OBC solution ? 

> On board courier, everything you need to know: OBC international service

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