Time-critical delivery needs come in all shapes and sizes, but are primarily used for life-threatening or life-saving situations, or in situations when non or late delivery can have high financial implications.
It could be a replacement aircraft component needed to get an aircraft back in the air and earning money. It could be medical supplies, food or equipment needed for a natural disaster in some remote area of the world. Or it could be a document that means the difference between a new business contract or a big financial loss if it doesn’t arrive on time.
Not all courier businesses can offer time-critical services
All courier/logistics companies are not necessarily the same. While things may jog along quite uneventfully while all you need is an effective service delivery to get goods or packages from A to B. What happens when delivery of that package or document becomes time critical? When the package not being delivered on time can have a major negative impact on your business activity.
Since our inception in 1987, Associated Air Services has spent much time developing a network of highly reliable, professional agents, to ensure all our services, from collect/deliver bicycle couriers, to charter/onboard air freight companies, are available when we need to get your packages delivered quickly and on time.
Because a time-critical delivery is by its nature an emergency, using a logistics company that has the inbuilt flexibility to make all the necessary shipping arrangements at short notice is of paramount importance. At AAS, our fast-freight managers are available 24/7, 365 days a year. From taking all the relevant details regarding your package, where it has to be collected from, where it has to be delivered to, and when it has to be there, we endeavour to return your call with all the required details within 20 minutes of our first conversation.
Keeping track of your package
When you have a lot riding on whether the package you sent gets there on time, it can be a little nerve-wracking. To ensure maximum transparency, AAS will inform you via email at every stage of the shipping process to keep you right up to date on progress. We will contact our agents with a pre-alert to advise them the package is en-route. Wherever your package has to go, we will provide full tracking facilities to follow it anywhere in the world, so you can monitor its progress right up to, and including, delivery.
When you have a lot to lose, or much to gain on the time-critical delivery of one package, it makes sound business sense to use a long established, reliable courier delivery service that you have faith in. At AAS, we believe complete confidentiality between ourselves and clients, plays a big part in the trust and mutual respect we build up together. Close relationships always work better, than those missing that element of absolute confidence.
Where there’s a want there’s a way
Associated Air Services hasn’t maintained its go-to reputation for rapid transport for over 30 years by chance. As more businesses began operations using the ‘just in time’ manufacturing model, and the digital revolution and e-commerce marketing began to impact all areas of business, including logistics, we have all had to adapt or fall by the wayside.
Over this period we have built a worldwide network of reliable, trusted agents, logistics partners, airfreight and sea-freight partners, to ensure we can get your goods and packages from A to B on time, every time. Not only has the internet allowed us to build a better, faster service. It also allows us to solve your critical delivery problems in the most economical and cost-effective manner for you our client.
Although time-critical delivery is an important part of our operations, it is not the only one. We have a large database of clients from all areas of commerce and industry that use our reliable delivery service on a daily basis, as part of their normal business operation. This regular contact helps build a good, solid, working relationship which is beneficial to both parties, and a great help when we have to pull out all the stops.
We like to think we can perform miracles when it comes to time-critical delivery, but have to admit – even we can’t get a package delivered yesterday. If you find yourself in a position where a lot rides on getting that package delivered ASAP, we are just a phone call away, and will begin to set the ball in motion while talking to you on the phone. We hope to speak to you soon.