Chapman Freeborn helps luxury goods transport bypass France-UK truck blockade


During the holiday season, Chapman Freeborn helped the trucking arm of a large Italian freight forwarder deliver high-value luxury goods from France to the UK, allowing them to bypass the blockade that ended operations of trucks between Calais and Dover.

The new strain of Covid-19, first detected in the UK, has resulted in thousands of trucks being blocked across the Channel after borders were closed, as more than 21,000 carriers awaited the results of their mandatory tests coronavirus.

Instead of waiting indefinitely for the blockage to clear, the freight forwarder, who specializes in fashion logistics, contacted Chapman Freeborn about chartering a flight from Vatry, France, to London Gatwick. They wanted to make sure that UK customers would have the flawless continuity and next day delivery service they expect, no matter what adversity at the border.

Chapman Freeborn meticulously packed 644 items from a prestigious designer brand under high security, before transporting them to Gatwick and allowing the freight forwarder to meet customer expectations during the holiday season.

In these unpredictable and changing times, Chapman Freeborn has managed to complete the transaction with the help of freight charter broker Adam Duckworth.


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