New Business – Do You Need Advice?
Do you have a new Business? And do you want to ship your commercial goods overseas out of or into Australia?
You can be assured of our professional and reliable service to have your shipments happen on time, on budget and with no hassles!
But first you need to know what you can and can’t do freight wise.
We hold regular webinars on what you need to consider – why don’t you sign up for the next one. You will be given some valuable information by Mark Salmon, who personally has over 40 years experience in this industry. Plus, you can ask Mark questions at the end of each webinar.
Sign up for our next information webinar below
Plus, some questions you should ask your potential freight forwarder.
The following are simple guidelines to help you along:
1. What is the Freight Forwarder’s experience? Inquire about past clients, what sort of oversize cargo they have handled in the past, and how long they have been doing business. Are they able to handle your job from start to finish with a minimum of stress and maximum efficiency.
2. What size and type of projects is your Freight Forwarder or Project Logistics Services company, comfortable handling? Is your job too small or large for the firm? Freight Forwarders will often have a core business that they are comfortable handling.
3. What services do they offer? This could include ocean freight, air freight, trans shipment services, FCL and LCL cargo, insurance, permits, rolling stock, haulage – can they arrange customs clearance services for you or recommend a reliable customs broker. With regard to transporting heavy machinery and equipment – can they take care of all the details for you with minimum fuss and maximum care.
4. Can the Forwarder arrange insurance and permits for you, if necessary? Insurance is an integral part of shipping freight – especially oversize freight – you need this to protect you and your precious cargo every step of the journey.
5. Does the forwarder have the ability to offer you a range of different solutions for you freight needs? The forwarder should be able to guide you on what routes or specialised services are the best to use for your particular job. If they have the experience you require, you will know that your job is in safe hands.
6. What are their costs and can they work with your budget? Rates will vary among freight forwarders. When dealing with oversize cargo and heavy equipment in particular – it is always wise to remember – you get what you pay for.
When importing or exporting cargo to and from Australia, you want everything to run as smoothly as possible.
It is vital that the forwarder understands your specific requirements and tailors a logistics service to your own particular needs.