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Case Study: International Delivery of Construction Materials 

3rd May 2024 | by Sam Nardi

Case Study: International Delivery of Construction Materials 
Effective logistics play a pivotal role in construction project success, especially when it comes to international operations. This case study examines how Speedy Freight supported a construction company's international logistics needs, ensuring timely delivery of construction materials across borders. 


The Client 


Our client is a reputable construction company renowned for its end-to-end project management expertise. Specialising in building, fit-out services, and plant and scaffolding services, they oversee projects from conception to completion, delivering quality results consistently. 


The Consignment 


Our client's consignments primarily consist of construction plant materials such as diggers, bricks, and barriers—heavy machinery and essential components for construction projects. 


The Solution 


Seeking a local same day courier in Ilford to support their national and international deliveries, our client turned to Speedy Freight. With deadlines to meet, European site locations, and large, heavy equipment to transport, the client required a logistics partner offering out-of-hours deliveries, international expertise, and a versatile fleet. 

Partnering with Speedy Freight's Ilford branch, the client benefited from: 

24/7 Availability: Speedy Freight provided round-the-clock availability, ensuring that urgent deliveries could be facilitated promptly, regardless of the time. 

International Delivery and Customs Clearance Services: With extensive experience in international logistics, Speedy Freight facilitated deliveries to various European locations. Offering comprehensive import and export services, including customs clearance support, ensured smooth cross-border transportation. 

Same Day Delivery: For national building sites, Speedy Freight offered same day delivery services, ensuring timely supply of construction materials to project sites across the country. Additionally, dedicated and direct European transport services were provided for international sites. 

Regular Planned Routes and Advanced Bookings: Recognising the client's need for both scheduled and ad-hoc deliveries, Speedy Freight offered regular planned routes and accommodated advanced bookings in line with their building schedules. This ensured that the client could plan ahead while having the flexibility to request last-minute support as needed. 

Vast Fleet Options: Our access to a fleet of 4,000+ vehicles provided the versatility required to transport various types of construction materials efficiently. To meet our client’s requirements, we utilised vehicles ranging from small vans to 18-tonne lorries, as well as specialist hiabs and moffets, 

Our client is happy with the services we provide for them, underlining our helpfulness, quick response times to additional requests, round-the-clock availability, and ability to collect and deliver to anywhere in the world.  

We do regular runs for our client, collecting from their supplier and delivering to building sites as well as site-to-site movements of tools and building materials. Most recently, we’ve helped our client with an import into Spain, completing customs clearance paperwork for them, and a hiab hire for the day. 


Get in Touch with Speedy Freight for National and International Transport Solutions 


Our client's satisfaction with Speedy Freight's services highlights the value of reliable logistics support in the construction industry. 


Whether it's regular runs, international shipments, or specialist logistics requirements, Speedy Freight offers comprehensive courier support tailored to the unique needs of construction companies.  


Contact Speedy Freight today for all your construction logistics needs. 

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