Late collection and early delivery at speed

What is time-critical In-Night logistics?

Time-critical, in-night logistics is a delivery service that operates during the late hours of the day and early morning, enabling deliveries between 1:00 am to 8:00 am with guaranteed SLAs. It’s designed to meet the specific needs of businesses requiring timely through-the-night delivery of critical spare parts or high-value goods, where late collection times and flexible final mile delivery options are critical to operational efficiency.

The measurable value of this service comes from being able to deliver consignments before the start of the new business day, together with flexible final mile solutions where goods can be delivered directly to specific locations, such as a dealer, hospital department, engineers’ vehicle (e.g., in-boot, in-van), box or locker, pick-up & drop-off (PUDO), or Forward Stock Location (FSL).

This ensures that businesses and engineers can get their parts quickly, efficiently, and safely, giving them more time to serve their customers’ needs and reducing any unnecessary stem mileage. In-Night services are an essential component of modern supply chains and play a crucial role in meeting the demands of today’s fast-paced market, where early and improved delivery efficiencies can generate up to 35% in operational cost savings.


Is time-critical In-Night logistics the service for you?

Whether time-critical in-night logistics is the right service for you depends on your specific business objectives. If your business deals with critical spare parts or high-value items that count on timely and efficient delivery, then time-critical In-Night logistics will be a crucial element to drive your business growth, enhance your performance and improve client satisfaction.

This service is ideal if your customers include engineers, technicians and dealers who are dependent on goods and parts being delivered before the working day, to enable complete efficiency within your operational schedule & vital visibility across the whole supply chain.


What services does Carousel’s By:NIGHT consist of?

Late collection

Our By:NIGHT service offers dynamic routing and flexible and late collection times, allowing engineers and dealers to maximise efficiency around repair schedules.

Pre-breakfast, next-day delivery

Carousel provides flexible delivery times. Your items can be delivered early in the morning before the start of the new business day. This is especially useful for engineers & dealers, who require parts or products for critical jobs that need to be repaired at pace.

Flexible final mile options

To further enhance the efficiency of our service we can deliver your parts into a hospital room or department, boot, box, locker, PUDO or FSL, which means your teams can start their day with everything they need. This results in increased uptime and efficiency, as you don’t have to spend time redirecting parts or people to a different location.

Pan-European coverage

Our By:NIGHT service is built on an extensive European network. We can deliver your goods across international borders, making it easier for you to grow your business and reach new customers. With over 50 active flights each week, and 125 daily road linehauls, our network delivers against the ever-increasing demand for a more agile, resilient and better-connected service.

Furthermore, to gain the greatest peace of mind, you can benefit from our in-house dedicated brokerage service that provides a stress-free customs clearance process.


Why should you choose Carousel for your time-critical night logistics?

When it comes to night logistics, choosing the right provider can make all the difference. That’s where Carousel comes in. With decades of experience in the time-critical logistics industry, Carousel has built a reputation for excellence in providing timely and reliable solutions. Whether you need to move critical supplies, urgent spare parts, or time-sensitive orders, Carousel has the sector-specialist expertise and an extensive network to get your goods to their destination right when you need them. And thanks to our leading tracking and monitoring platform Gateway®, you can trust that your shipment is in good hands with us.


Since partnering with Carousel, Jungheinrich saw increased efficiency of its engineer network, estimated to bring an additional 10%-15% in total uptime for technicians and availability rate of Jungheinrich parts exceeding 98%. Learn more here.

Choose Carousel for your time-critical in-night logistics needs and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your goods are in expert care. Our team of experts is ready to respond to any enquiries you may have and assist you in identifying the ideal solution tailored to your specific needs.

Contact us today to learn more about our By:NIGHT service and how it can benefit your business.