Project logistics is not a new term in the logistics management field but there are very few shipping companies in Dubai that understand the true nature of logistics. There are many who promise to deliver, but selected few who have been working long enough to have the right contacts, perfect staff and the ideal business plan to come up to the shippers’ standards. That is why shippers often need to review and trial a few companies before they can decide on one company. However, before a shipper gives the contract to a company there are a few things to keep in mind. Instead of doing detailed research, here are a few guiding tips on how to choose a freight forwarding company in UAE and FCC region.
Two Salient Features of A Shipping Service Provider
1. Experience in the Field
When a shipper is looking for shipping companies in Dubai, it seems like a daunting task because there are many to choose from. Since the logistics management field became popular, there has been a mushroom growth of shipping service providers all over the GCC region and UAE. It becomes difficult to choose and settle on one company keeping in mind that there are many that are offering competitive fares, shorter delivery times and so on. The first and foremost feature to see in a company if you wish to have heavy equipment, project cargo and other heavy duty shipments transported is to look at the experience and time that a company has been in this field. This is helpful as it means that the company is established and has the experience to manage a shipment that requires care.
2. Professional Staff
Most third party freight forwarding companies in UAE have a list of their staff on the website. If not, then it is your right to ask for how the staff is divided into departments and how they will be handling the shipments. A third party project logistics company’s staff is what makes it successful, and those companies that have been in the field for a long time usually have the best logistics professionals available. Without