10 May 2024

Case study

Urgent Ship Parts Delivery for Vessel near Athens, Greece

Background:

A ship anchored near the coast of Athens ran into major technical problems, forcing it to stop operations. The parts needed for repairs were in Amsterdam, presenting a logistical challenge given the urgency. Shipping the parts through conventional means would take too long, putting the ship at risk of prolonged downtime.

Solution – OBC:

On Board Courier (OBC) services are designed for time-critical deliveries, whether for small packages or larger shipments. MYOBC was approached to help get the ship back on track as quickly as possible. The parts needed to repair the ship were collected from the supplier in Amsterdam and taken to our facility near Amsterdam Schiphol Airport for repacking and sealing to meet airline and International Air Transport Association (IATA) requirements.

After packing, the shipment was rushed to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, where the courier checked in and boarded the next available flight to Athens. This quick turnaround was critical for minimizing the ship’s downtime.

Final Delivery:
Once the courier landed in Athens, a local ground transportation team was ready tomeet him at the airport. The courier and ground team drove directly to the port where the ship was docked, a journey of about 45 minutes. Upon arrival, the courier got onboard a small ship and sailed to large vessel that was anchored 30 minutes from the dock. The parts were handed over to the ship’s crew for immediate installation. This swift delivery allowed the ship to start repairs and get back on schedule, avoiding costly delays and disruptions.

Conclusion:
This case demonstrates the flexibility and speed of On Board Courier services, especially for urgent maritime shipments. By having a reliable logistics partner like MYOBC, companies can ensure quick and secure delivery of critical parts, reducing the impact of unforeseen technical problems. The ship was able to resume its journey without significant delay, thanks to the fast and efficient delivery of the necessary components.

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