Demand for premium airfreight soars but the costs stay grounded

The team at C4 Air regularly commission premium airfreight throughout Europe. This service offers same day delivery, enhanced security for the shipment and all for a lower cost than road freight.

C4 Logistics were recently contacted by a customer needing an urgent same-day shipment from the UK to Italy. Other time-critical freight providers could only offer a dedicated air charter which comes at a premium cost.

Utilising the sector-specific expertise of the C4 Air team, C4 Logistics were able to offer a significantly cheaper alternative. The shipment was collected directly from the customer and loaded onto an aircraft within the hour. Travelling as crew luggage gave the shipment extra security and ensured peace of mind for the client. After landing in Italy the shipment was delivered directly to the collection point, arriving at its destination within 12hrs of the initial first customer contact.

The creation of C4 Air allows us to employ a sector-specific team dedicated to sourcing the most appropriate air freight options for our clients. Our logistics experts are always working with one goal in mind – to provide a high quality service to our clients at the best possible price.

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Written by
Sébastien Barth
Group Managing Director at C4 Logistics
Founder and Managing Director of C4 Logistics, Sébastien Barth manages the international operations teams and growth strategy of C4 across Europe.

With more than 20 years’ experience in premium freight services, Sébastien brings a wealth of experience to his role. Prior to C4 Logistics, Sébastien was UK Manager of Gefco Special (a former subsidiary of the Peugeot Group) and has delivered outstanding customer service to a variety of industries including the automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical sectors.

Sébastien has an MA in Business and Logistics from ESIDEC Ecole Supérieure Internationale de Commerce, Metz University in France.
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