Blue Water Shipping has transported 2,350,000 pieces of IT equipment weighing 555 tonnes from Europe to the Caribbean on behalf of their client Atea Denmark
From February to April 2021, Blue Water handled their biggest airfreight and charter project ever from Denmark to Santo Domingo. The 555 tonnes / 3,000 cbm were moved in three lots on commercial flights and 11 chartered aircraft. Also, personnel of Atea Denmark were on board.
“As a team, we had one month to do preparations and to book all flights, arrange domestic setup, coordinate goods from the EU and China to Denmark, repack goods, assist with surveyors etc. The project involved many departments within Blue Water, and it has been a great success to experience the great teamwork during the close cooperation”, states Jesper Nielsen, Airfreight Procurement & Business Development Manager at Blue Water.
In October 2020, Blue Water was contacted regarding the project to the Dominican Republic. Based on the task’s requirements, we investigated the option of using long-range passenger air crafts which were grounded due to COVID-19.
“A passenger airline with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts turned out to be our largest partner for this contract. However, to uplift the volume, we also chartered three Boeing 747-400 freighters. Good teamwork and the right mindset were essential, and the result is yet another strong telling how good we are at creating customised solutions to our clients”, states Nicolai Nørgaard, Global Air Charter Manager.
“As a partner, Blue Water supports our strategy to a great extent. With timely delivery of high quality at a reasonable cost, they have shown great competence. They managed to solve unpredictable issues with great professionalism during the entire time frame. This will for certain not be the last time Blue Water is invited to bid for our global projects. It has been a pleasure working together with Blue Water, and our client thanked us saying: Thank you for your professional distribution. You make us look good”. Director, Logistics and Global Deliveries at Atea Denmark, Søren Feldstedt.