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.
This is the point where companies decide what services they need to hire out, and what they can accomplish in-house. Companies new to the global market likely do not already have a team of professional global trade and compliance logistics consultants at their disposal.
Enter Planes Specialized Logistics. We have a global network with a long history of helping our clients expand internationally. We understand the complexities of managing successful global openings.
Included in our vast menu of international logistics services is project management. Overseas travel, let alone global company expansions, without proper preparation before you leave can have a dramatic impact on the success of your trip and the success of the project.
Our distinct areas of international expertise include:
- Customs brokerage services
- International customs clearance
- International ocean freight services, including:
- Full container load (FCL)
- Less-than-container load (LCL)
- International air freight:
- Priority service
- Standard service
- Crating and loading service
- Trade services
- HTS classification consultation
International project managers must have the ability to relate to all types of people and backgrounds – different currencies, different food, different languages and different cultures can make for a challenging trip. But with advance forethought and knowledge from experienced PM’s like the ones at Planes, our customers can expect a level of service few others in the industry can match.