We are certainly living in a global economy in 2014. The world is getting much smaller because of the internet and ever-increasing advancements in technology. Due to the ease of communications and travel today, more and more U.S.-based companies are considering or making preparations for international expansion. Of course, operating in a different or multiple countries, each with distinct transportation guidelines and customs procedures – not to mention the actual freight process, whether by air or by sea – can be a daunting task.
I often hear logistics providers trumpeting their value and expertise. But to a certain degree the barrier to entry in this industry is fairly simple – especially if you are non-asset based. So it really makes sense to vet the providers you are looking at prior to making a decision on who you’re going to entrust to be your logistics provider.
When it comes to complex challenges in moving museum-quality exhibits from one venue to another, the aspect least thought about is storage. However, storage is a major concern to the museums, exhibit manufacturers and companies that manage the touring of these high-grade exhibits.