The cargo handling large requires a special touch. Learn how to find a project logistics provider with the expertise to do the job properly.
The worldwide recession took its toll on the logistics sector, causing many providers seek new market opportunities. A segment gained market share are the logistics of projects. This specialization, which requires experience in handling and moving cargo large or dangerous, from its origin to its final destination, is an important and growing facet of the logistics sector.
"Logistics is often viewed storage, transport and handling of products at lower cost," says Adrian Hawkins, vice president of global 3PL projects Kuehne + Nagel, Inc. "The logistics of projects, however, goes against that old mindset of putting savings in the first place. Logistics projects can take years of planning for projects of billions of dollars, and carriers can not take shortcuts logistical or monetary. "
Finding a partner
However, carriers must pay special attention when selecting a 3PL to handle the logistics of projects. Any vendor can claim to be able to undertake special projects, but specialists are a unique business model with core competencies in global cargo transportation.
"Shippers do not normally have an internal division of adequate logistics to coordinate and plan all aspects of project logistics. They go to 3PLs to manage the essential job requirements and develop a reasonable plan and budget, and then run the efficiently plan, "said Susan Saint Germain, executive director of TransProject projects, based in Houston, the logistics division of large projects of TransGroup Worldwide Logistics, a 3PL based in Seattle.
When looking for a logistics service provider of project, limit your search to companies with financial stability, provide adequate insurance and management experience in charge of several projects. The most effective way to find a... [continua]
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