An American multinational conglomerate providing commercial and consumer goods, engineering services, and aerospace systems commended multinational transportation company AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG for handling an unusual challenge promptly and efficiently.
AsstrA’s client wished to transport cargo in 35 trucks from Reggio Calabria in Italy to Samarkand in Uzbekistan. After analyzing the route, AsstrA agreed to complete the delivery and began work. After working hours the next day, the client made an urgent call to request accelerated loading and completion of delivery within 1 week, due to financial concerns involving a bill of credit.
“After receiving this special request, it took us 1.5 days to source all 35 trucks required to deliver the load from Southern Italy to Uzbekistan. Usually, there are no available trucks in the 89th zone, so it is necessary to bring in trucks from Northern or Central Italy, even it involves traveling over 1200 km. Also, import permissions for Uzbekistan have usually been exhausted towards the end of the year, and finding trucks headed there can be difficult. We received the challenging request late at night, but the next morning were still able to confirm the loading of all the trucks brought in from other regions of Italy,” relates Natalia Shemiakina, Head od Italy Division at AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG.
Out of several logistics providers considered for this project, AsstrA was chosen for several key reasons:
- Competitive delivery prices;
- Fast turnaround time to source all 35 trucks destined for Uzbekistan from Italy;
- Superb reputation evidenced by other client references.
“Traveling 1200 kilometers before the cargo is even loaded obviously adds to the time required for the project, so we got started immediately. Just a few hours after agreeing to check the feasibility of the transportation order, we provided a concrete plan for loading all 35 trucks,” continues Ms. Shemiakina.
The client highly praised AsstrA specialist Yulia Sorokina, operational coordinator for the contract, for her work resulting in:
- All trucks being supplied and loaded on time;
- Professional execution of all documentation procedures for the client’s bill of credit, with correct disposition delivered every day;
- Prompt resolution of all unexpected transit issues, with all shipments delivered to Samarkand before the deadline.
“This successfully executed contract involved an impressive amount of trucks on a highly demanding route from Italy to Uzbekistan within a tight timeframe. We were able to succeed thanks to excellent internal communication and quick thinking. Everything is possible when your team works together effectively,” concludes Ms. Shemiakina.