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Bespoke Handling Ltd needed to move a very special and rare car on behalf of McLaren – one of only 64 ever manufactured and a commercial value of USD 13M / GBP 10M. Kuehne+Nagel expertise was requested to plan and execute transport from start to finish including the Dangerous Goods compliance.


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High Value Finished Vehicle Logistics

McLaren needed a solution that could protect a very precious car while it was transported from Hong Kong to London.  With limited time reduced flight options due to Covid-19 and special handling requirements the Kuehne+Nagel team was challenged to find a tailor-made solution within a short time-frame. 

Putting their knowledge and expertise together, the Kuehne+Nagel teams in the UK and in Hong Kong worked together to design the best solution for this 1994 McLaren F1 car.

Due to the short time-frame and high value of the vehicle it was decided the racing car would be shipped via air cargo and that the Kuehne+Nagel finished vehicle specialist team would oversee every step of the vehicle transportation to ensure a smooth transition and preparation for the flight.

Working with a high calibre car transport company and a DG professional, the 1994 McLaren F1 car was collected from the dealership in Hong Kong and transported to the airport.  Before being loaded onto the plane, all compliance checks were done on the car and the Dangerous Goods Declaration was completed.

The racing car was then successfully lifted on the direct flight from HKG to LHR as planned and the car was successfully handed over to the consignee in the UK within 24 hours of the flight arrival.

Kuehne+Nagel UK and Bespoke Handling Ltd are working in partnership to strengthen our presence and operations in the Motorsport arena. The relationship provides Bespoke Handling with unrivalled global support and finished vehicle logistics expertise offered by the Kuehne+Nagel global network. Bespoke Handling will introduce Kuehne+Nagel into the motorsport industry and provide customers a fully-dedicated, end-to-end storage or logistics solution.