Facilitating the secure delivery of Canadian diplomatic bags

Facilitating the secure delivery of Canadian diplomatic bags

Project: Canadian diplomatic bags
Customer: Global Affairs Canada
Location: Europe and Middle East

Building on the close relationship between the UK and Canada, including an MOU to collaborate in missions overseas, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) wanted support to facilitate the safe and secure delivery of Canadian diplomatic bags to 65 destinations across Europe and the Middle East, some in extremely challenging locations.

FCO Services was commissioned to work with the GAC logistics team in Ottawa to develop an enhanced service leveraging the existing network established for the British Diplomatic Bag Service across the two geographic regions.

The service provided by FCO Services includes multi-stage facilitation, from packaging and preparation of consignments, storage and final delivery to the destination locations thereby ensuring a complete ‘end to end’ management of the logistics service for GAC

The service provided by FCO Services includes multi-stage facilitation, from packaging and preparation of consignments, storage and final delivery to the destination locations thereby ensuring a complete ‘end to end’ management of the logistics service for GAC. It also includes all relevant associated documentation for assured continuity and integrity coupled with the most efficient use and deployment of resources.

As well as being able to make best use of the economies of scale we can provide, the project demonstrates the unique attributes that FCO Services is able to bring. A combination of planning, pragmatism, constant communication with the customer in Ottawa and at the destination Post, lateral thinking and political will ensures an ongoing exemplar service.

GAC now has a cost effective approach to the delivery of diplomatic consignments across two significant geographic regions and also benefits from the added security of the British Diplomatic Bag Service.

FCO Services also supports the Australian and New Zealand Governments in the global shipment of diplomatic consignments to a number of locations around the world.