International courier services – May Update

Loading air cargo
Here at Absolutely Couriers, our international services are up and running throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are dependent on the availability of global air cargo capacity, which is still changing on a daily basis.

Currently, overall global air cargo capacity is 29% below the level it was at the same time in 2019, but while transpacific capacity is only around 5% down, transatlantic is well down at 50% year on year. Asia Pacific capacity is recovering well particularly out of Shanghai, Seoul, and Anchorage and is expected to continue to improve further over the coming days and weeks.

cargo moving through Guangzhou Airport

Making those important deliveries

You might be interested to know that we have been making many deliveries to homes of vital equipment to help staff working whilst in lockdown, across many destinations. International consignments have included obvious things such as desks and laptops, but also the less obvious (and more intriguing) things like a pallet of frozen-food or a roulette table.

Our advice, for all delivery locations, but particularly where home delivery is required, is to please ensure that local recipient contact details are added to your booking. This additional information will help ensure the smooth delivery of your items and to avoid any unnecessary delays.

As many continental European countries are starting to ease their lockdown conditions, more companies are starting to re-open and we are seeing delivery schedules gradually beginning to return to normal.  Therefore, we are now able to offer timed options on many International deliveries– please call us on +44 (0) 20 7685 1400 to discuss your requirements.

It is also worth remembering that many businesses will not be operating with a full capacity of staff for some time yet. So, as well as providing the contact details on your booking, we recommend that you confirm in advance that the intended recipient is likely to be available at the delivery point. In some destinations, the packages will be held until the recipient is in the office.

Where fragile or valuable items are involved such as laptops, mobile phones, and electrical items we recommend that you consider enhanced liability insurance for your consignments. Various insurance options can be selected when making an online booking, or contact us for a quote.

Please remember also that the no-contact delivery procedure is likely to continue for many more months, so please continue to observe your prevailing social-distancing rules for both collection and delivery.

We are ready and waiting to answer any International Courier questions or concerns you may have.


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