Thursday, January 30, 2020

Do You Expect Me to Talk? No Mr Bond I Expect You to Deliver Everything on Time

Sorting Out the Logistics for the Next 007 Movie Requires Precision and Timeliness
Shipping News Feature

UK – NORWAY – ITALY – JAMAICA – The series of James Bond movies now runs to an incredible twenty five films, one of the most costly, and certainly longest running series ever to hit the big screen. Any transport professional will understand the complexities involved in getting everything on set in time and in good order.

The latest edition ‘No Time to Die’ will be on our screens with a world premiere in London on 31 March and, as for the previous four films, DHL had the contract to transport everything required around the globe via air, ocean, and road freight with precision timing to keep to the filming schedule.

So as the logistics partner for its fifth venture into the world of Bond Films (the first it handled was Casino Royale in 2006 and Daniel Craig reprises his role for the final time (reportedly) in this latest outing), DHL had to ensure that both filming units always had the right equipment available at the right time and place as the action moved between filming in Norway, Jamaica, Italy, and all over the UK. John Meller, Project Lead, No Time To Die Logistics at DHL commented:

"We are essentially a one-stop shop for anything a film project needs, whether by road, air, or sea, we are focused on keeping production moving. For urgent or last-minute shipments we also use our Express network.

”To keep pace with the strict and ever-changing international regulations for cargo, we have to stay ahead of the curve and really put our logistics expertise to work. It has been a great opportunity to once again show what we can deliver. We care deeply about the material entrusted to us.”

Even with the renaissance of Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the film DHL managed to avoid the spectre of delays and get everything where it had to be, when it had to be there, as Frank Appel, CEO Deutsche Post DHL Group, emphasised:

"Timeliness and precision are crucial for blockbuster productions of this magnitude. Thanks to our international network and the well-orchestrated processes carried out by our respective air, ocean, and road freight teams, DHL is positioned to fulfil those requirements. We are proud to have supported the famous Secret Service agent on his mission to save the world for the fifth time."