Steps for Successful Project Logistics Shipments
Project Forwarding or Project Logistics, is the transportation of large, complex, high-value pieces of equipment by land, sea, or air. Furthermore, project cargo has a specific time frame or delivery date, making these shipments some of the most challenging and complex in the entire logistics industry.
It’s all about paying attention to detail when it comes to project cargo. Pre-planning is a critical step in achieving efficient operations. Keeping such intricate cargo operations efficient helps to eliminate risk and lower costs. The following are the steps to a successful project logistics shipment:
- Set clear expectations from the start: All milestones and liquidated damages need to be made clear. Project constraints need to be identified (e.g. maximum transport envelopes, port lifting capacities etc.). Roles and responsibilities need to be clearly distributed amongst all members of the project team.
- Create a strong team: Providing a dedicated project team is a key differentiator between general freight forwarders vs project forwarders. A dedicated project manager from the very beginning, accompanied by project coordinators, operations managers and customs managers is a key step to ensure a smoother delivery for all parties involved.
- Regular meetings: Frequent meetings (weekly or bi-weekly) to ensure all shipments are progressing correctly and new shipments are being adequately prepared for is essential to ensuring the project deliveries are streamlined.
- Remain flexible: Finally, while planning is important, how you deal with and adapt to changes—as well as how you collaborate with your teams and clients to overcome challenges—will ultimately determine the success of your project. You must be willing and capable of adapting as the project progresses. Effective project management can mean the difference between a successful project and one that fails.
Blue Bell Shipping has progressed and expanded its freight forwarding operations to include project shipments, air/sea charters, rig movements, and dangerous goods storage. We are one of the most reliable freight forwarding companies in Dubai, UAE. If you require a project logistics company in Dubai, get in touch with us. We will be happy to provide you with exactly what you need.