, most often referred to as express transport, consists in delivering a package, within a few hours after loading, anywhere in the world.
Urgent transport includes the conveyance of letters and packages, weighing from a few ounces to several tonnes - both in France and abroad. The furthest destinations are reached by airmail, and any letters delivered within a few hours only are considered as . What makes a real difference is how delivery times are contractualised, leading to a price that often includes an insurance premium.
options offer varying levels of service: half-day delivery, sometimes even within the hour, etc. For far-away destinations, next-day delivery is frequent. Specialised service providers exist when extremely is required, such as for organ transport. The difference between and a courier service is quite subtle. In a lot of companies’ minds, postal services that ensure delivery before midday the next day (in France and Europe) are considered as . Of course, it all depends on the item transported, loading and delivery sites, and the price.
includes the following services, for quicker operations overall:
It would seem that the competitive war in Europe has turned urgent transport into something quite commonplace. Quick deliveries meet end customer expectations, and enhance loyalty. This boosts market shares for the logisticians in charge of the market. The only requirements are for the service to be reliable and on par with the price - often increased due to the exceptional nature of the delivery and human and material means needed. This all leads to a service that truly is much quicker than “standard” deliveries.
Urgent transport companies are called upon often because of the ease with which they handle postage. Customers do not need to go anywhere, there are no to deal with for deliveries abroad, etc. All they need to do is list the characteristics of the package to be transported, and note the imperative time of delivery. The sender may want to approve the quotation made. That way, they will know their package has arrived at the recipient’s. The latter will be informed of every step in the conveyance process.
 Source of the figures: www.expedeasy.com/blog/le-marche-du-transport-express-en-france-et-dans-le-monde-436/