On May 5, the most highly anticipated action-thriller of the summer arrives as “Mission: Impossible III” hits theatres – and DHL, the world’s leading express and logistics company played a pivotal role behind the cameras. Paramount Pictures chose DHL as its official shipping and logistics partner for the motion picture.
Managing the transportation and logistics for the high-octane action film was no easy mission; DHL was involved in everything from arranging a charter flight from Beijing to Los Angeles to packing, crating, and shipping technical equipment to numerous filming locations in Italy, the United States, China and Germany. The DHL team worked 24/7 with Paramount Pictures to deliver to movie sets and equipment around the world: six pallets of cars, camera gear, film material, and numerous props were shipped by land, sea, and air with the involvement of all DHL organizational units.
“Time is money – and that’s never more true than in the movie business. Even the smallest delay can result in significant costs,” explains Mark Bakshi, president of feature production management for Paramount Pictures. “Therefore, we looked for a logistics partner that was not only fast and reliable, but also experienced in handling special consignments around the world.”
“We are very pleased to be the official shipping and logistics partner for ‘Mission: Impossible III,’” adds Manfred Harnischfeger, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications of Deutsche Post World Net. “With decades of experience in this industry, we understand the importance of delivering on time and going the extra mile to make impossible missions possible. Transportation is our core business and our partnership with Paramount Pictures further reinforces our commitment to customers that no matter which industry they are in, DHL is able to provide fast and reliable service to over 220 countries around the world.”
Paramount Pictures presents a Cruise|Wagner production, “Mission: Impossible III.” The film is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Tom Cruise and Paula Wagner. The screenplay is written by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & J.J. Abrams, based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. The film stars Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, and Laurence Fishburne. The film is rated PG-13.
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