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The Benefits of a 24/7/365 Service


C4 Logistics are a 24/7/365 company, but what does this mean and how can it benefit our customers? Group managing director, Sebastien Barth explains:

“At C4 Logistics we employ dedicated weekend and night operations staff, trained to the same level of expertise as our weekday team. Their experience allows us to maintain the same level of customer service 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Our customers always receive the same premium level of service quality regardless of when they contact us.”

Speaking of the benefits to the customer, Sebastien elaborates:

“Our fully qualified night and weekend team continuously monitor live shipments, allowing them to respond rapidly and proactively to shipment changes or potential delays. We can also address customer queries, process job requests and provide customer updates at any time. Operating during the night is particularly beneficial for world-wide shipments where we can take advantage of differing time zones to reduce overall shipment times.  In short, the service we execute out of office hours is identical in quality and composition to that proffered by our daytime team. Customers are encouraged to contact us out of hours, C4 Logistics are always here and ready to help.”

C4 Air join the WCA Time Critical Network


C4 Air are extremely proud to be accepted as a member of the WCA Time Critical Network. The WCA Time Critical Network is the largest worldwide network of time critical logistics providers. Only premium freight providers of the highest calibre who satisfy its stringent selection criteria are accepted for endorsement.

Speaking of the accolade, Group Managing Director Sebastien Barth said: “Achieving membership of the WCA Time Critical Network confirms C4’s status as one of the world’s finest freight forwarders. Stringent selection criteria ensure that only companies with superior skills in freight forwarding are awarded membership to the WCA. This endorsement provides our customers with a guarantee of the exceptional quality of our work worldwide. It recognises the talents of our logistics team and evidences that we work with only the most reliable and skilled subcontractors. We are extremely proud to have received this acknowledgement of our exceptional service.”

 

Expanding the Super Team!


C4 have expanded again!

Our amazing team at C4 Logistics UK has grown by three. We are supremely excited to welcome our outstanding customer account manager, Charlotte and exceptional transport planners, Darryl and Sean.

“We were overwhelmed by the positive response to our latest recruitment drive” said UK Country Manager, Adam Carter. “Our reputation as a market leader in time critical logistics, combined with our excellent working practices, are attracting applicants of an exceptionally high calibre. Charlotte is an excellent addition to our already established customer service department, her previous experience has allowed her to integrate seamlessly. Sean and Darryl are joining our team having already accrued significant prior experience in logistics and this is evident in the quality of the work they are producing. I am confident that all three will be a significant assets to the company.”

C4 Logistics – Linking our customers to their clients


Communicating with suppliers who may be many thousands of miles away can be a challenge. Combine varying time zones with an array of languages and very often vital information can become lost in translation.

At C4 Logistics we pride ourselves on maintain flawless communication channels between our customers and their suppliers. Our team of multilingual staff, coupled with a vast network of local contacts and a meticulous tracking process, gives us unrivalled accuracy in our communications.

C4 Logistics recently encountered a customer frustrated by conflicting shipping information from their European supplier. Our multi-lingual staff stepped in to liaise directly with the supplier on behalf of the customer, quickly determining the exact specifics of the shipment which had been dispatched. C4 were then able to update the customer immediately, providing them with peace of mind that their essential parts were on-route and fully accounted for.

Overcoming the physical distance between our clients and their customers is an integral part of the premium service provided by C4 Logistics. Our team of logistics experts always go the extra mile to reduce the distance between our clients.

C4 UK welcomes Charlotte


C4 UK are extremely excited to welcome Charlotte to our Coventry office. Charlotte will be joining us in the role of project manager and will be responsible for the continued success and future development of our web and mobile apps.

Speaking about the latest appointment to the team, Group Managing Director Sebastien Barth said: “we are extremely excited to have Charlotte joining us at such a crucial time in our expansion. We are undergoing a period of rapid growth so maintaining the current level of excellence in our tracking technology is essential. Our customers associate us with the use of cutting-edge technology to provide them with an exceptional service. This is an area we are always looking to develop and improve upon so Charlotte will be an invaluable member of the team. Her skills in project management will allow us to maintain our current level of excellence while driving our expansion and development forward for the benefit of our customers.”

C4 Logistics Stay Agile


The world of time critical logistics is a fast-paced sector in which the ability to Stay Agile is essential. Shipping requirements can alter with very little warning, so at C4 Logistics we put flexibility among our top priorities.

We were recently contacted by a client requiring an express shipment from Portugal to the UK. The consignment was of a similar size and weight to a small suitcase so an on board carry service was chosen as the most rapid mode of delivery.

Upon collection, the client found themselves in need of transportation for a further additional four boxes of a similar size.

C4 Logistics employ experts in airfreight services who quickly identified that on board carry items are usually restricted to one item per handler, unless pre-arranged in advanced with the airline.

Undeterred, the team at C4 Logistics used their customer service skills to negotiate directly with the airline. Transportation for the four additional boxes was approved and the consignment was delivered on time.

At C4 Logistics we know our clients rely on us for our ability to respond quickly and proactively to their needs. Our team of logistics experts will always go the extra mile to ensure our customers’ requirements are fully met.

C4 Air – Flying High


Since its creation, our team at C4 Air have been using their airfreight-specific expertise to provide an unrivalled service for our customers.

Maintaining a team dedicated solely to airfreight allows C4 Air to offer an extensive range of carrier options, at prices lower than those offered by our competitors.

A great example of the service offered by C4 Air was highlighted this week, when a client required an urgent overnight air charter from the UK to Morocco.

C4 Air utilized their vast network of potential carriers to source an appropriate air charter solution for the client. The shipment was collected and delivered to its destination in Morocco within 9hrs of the initial customer contact. C4 Air were also able to use their expert knowledge of country-specific customs requirements to complete the necessary landing permits in advance, ensuring a seamless delivery. All at a price significantly lower than that offered by our competitors.

Overnight air charter can be challenging for other time critical delivery providers to source at short notice. C4 Air maintain a vast network of potential carriers, ensuring there is always an appropriate solution available. And, because C4 Air deals exclusively with airfreight providers, the price will always be as low as is achievable.

Working 24/7 for our customers


Interruptions to supply chains can occur at any time; many of our deliveries require evening collection and overnight transit.

C4 Logistics employs a dedicated night team of logistics experts, available 24/7. Other freight companies operate an “on call” service outside of office hours, making them unable to respond proactively during transit.

Our dedicated night team tracks every shipment from collection to delivery, allowing them to foresee potential delays in transit and take immediate action. Read more…

Premium airfreight – premium service without the premium cost


With the launch of C4 Air, time-critical airfreight has become a speciality for C4 Logistics.

Other time-critical freight providers are limited to standard air freight – but what if the client needs the extra security of on board carry or the speed of dedicated air charter?

C4Logstics can offer our clients a premium airfreight service. This enhanced service allows shipments to be transported via scheduled flights but with increased security and speed. An option with benefits similar to on board carry or dedicated air charter, but at a significantly lower cost. Read more…