Noatum Logistics celebrate first BIFA success

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) annual Freight Service Awards were held yesterday with Noatum Logistics triumphant in the ‘Air Cargo Services’ category.

Praising the award entry, which featured Noatum Logistics’  wide range of air freight services, the award judges were particularly impressed by the Birmingham based charter operation.

“Noatum Logistics went out of their comfort zone to ensure time critical shipments were delivered on-time to the customer’s requirements. Noatum developed and proposed a new priority product, creating a bespoke air charter service. The success of this just-in-time service has allowed Noatum to expand into new markets and stand out from the competition.”

BIFA2020_0419The BIFA award-winning entry detailed Noatum Logistics’ Premium, Deferred and Economy air freight services and outlined how the business took the innovative step of creating an overnight, dedicated and definite air charter (Priority) service, operating nightly between the UK, Ireland Europe.

Recognising the need for an effective priority solution to Ireland for an agricultural client, Noatum Logistics created an overnight, dedicated and definite air charter (Priority) service, operating nightly from Birmingham airport.

The Birmingham airport based Noatum Logistics Priority service was established in 2018 to meet the most demanding deadlines for agricultural parts across Ireland.

This was the first time the business had considered operating chartered aircraft to develop a specialised service for time-critical shipments.Screenshot 2019-09-18 at 15.07.56

The service’s performance has far exceeded expectations with more agricultural machinery and automotive clients coming aboard, together with forwarders and integrators using it as an ‘independent’ operator.

Operated by our small team of specialists the Priority service is suitable for all time definite shipments, in particular critical part replacement for agricultural machinery, aircraft-on-ground AOG and consignments that need a guaranteed service including heavy and oversized cargo, high-value products, pharmaceuticals and dangerous goods.

Our ATR aircraft is highly dependable and, with low operational costs, makes it particularly appropriate for time-critical shipments, which appealed to a well-known American package delivery and supply chain management company, that use our Priority service to serve high-end customers in Ireland.

Within a year of launching the Priority service we have added more agricultural and automotive machinery manufacturers, requiring the addition of a second aircraft (BAE ATP) to serve destinations in the Channels Islands, every night.