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Air cargo companies in Dubai

Air cargo companies in Dubai

There are thousands of people out there willing to accept your money and try to move your valuable cargo around the world. Have you ever asked your logistics service provider what qualifications and experience they have? If not, why not?
Qualifications are an easy way to start to weed out some of the cowboys in the industry. The Institute of Chartered Ship brokers and The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport are both internationally recognized professional bodies where members must show, usually by written examination, that they have an excellent understanding of their respective sectors of the Air cargo companies in Dubai.
Both organisations encourage continued professional development and demand high standards from their members. The Institute of Chartered Ship brokers and the Baltic Exchange share the motto “Our Word, Our Bond” which clearly signals the manner in which they expect their members to act and conduct business of Air cargo companies in Dubai. Many other universities and learning institutions around the world are now conducting various transport and logistics courses, ranging from introductory certificates to Masters degrees.
However that is not to say that there aren’t some very good people out there without formal qualifications. The “University of Life” is also a very important institution and should by no means be overlooked. Ask your logistics service provider about their past projects and if they have ever moved cargo similar to yours.
Thankfully the issue of quality is finally starting to be brought to the fore with The Federation of National Associations of Ship brokers and Agents (FONASBA) recently introducing a Quality Standard. Members will be audited to ensure they have a specific level of knowledge and experience as well as financial standing. This has been generally welcomed by the shipping industry with BIMCO publicly endorsing it. This is a great start but it is not compulsory and only available to FONASBA members.

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There have been cases of ships being selected solely on price and then breaking down on the way to the load port and the charterer then having the delay and cost of having to find a replacement ship at short notice. Worse can happen if the ship breaks down after the cargo is loaded on board or a crane fails while loading or discharging and damages your valuable cargo. No-one can afford to ignore the bottom line these days but please ensure that you are getting good value for your money.

Air cargo companies in Dubai

Air cargo companies in Dubai One way to assist you to find the most cost efficient and effective solution to meet your shipping requirements is to use a qualified and experienced ship broker or other intermediary. Many people perceive the use of a ship broker or other intermediary as a waste of time and money and instead prefer to contract a shipping company directly. Indeed most project ship owners and operators can offer impressive project management services that can rival those offered by ship brokers and logistics service providers.
However the key point to remember is that the shipping company you select will only ever sell you their services regardless if they are the best fit for your cargo needs or not. Each shipment is unique and the shipping company that is right for one shipment may or may not be the most suitable for your next shipment. To ensure each of your valuable shipments is handled by the most appropriate shipping companies you would have to spend a lot of time to develop relationships and understand the service offerings from many, many different shipping companies to ensure that you select the most suitable one for each of your shipments.
A well qualified and experienced ship broker will already know all the key players in the market and have existing relationships with them. A good ship broker will at first take the time to understand your shipping requirements and the characteristics of your cargo and then contact the appropriate shipping companies to find the right one for you and your cargo.
Many projects these days source plant and materials from different parts of the world. A good ship broker will be aware of which shipping companies specialist in which trade routes. For example Pakistan cargo services Dubai the shipping company chosen to move cargo from Dubai to India,Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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Even if several shipments are moving between exactly the same ports it still may not be the best option to use the same shipping company for all shipments. Shipping companies will happily preposition their ships to anywhere in the world for you but any empty re positioning legs will be built into the price. A good ship broker may suggest to use a couple of different shipping companies who have suitable ships in the right location at the right time thus making it more economical for the shipping company which then in turn should be reflected in your price.
Relationships are important and people often say I always use the same shipping company because I have built up a relationship with them and they now know and understand my cargo. There is, of course, some merit to this argument. However you can build up that same relationship and understanding with a ship broker. It is the ship broker’s job then to convey your requirements to the shipping company chosen for each shipment.
A good ship broker will recognize that every shipment is different; some are time sensitive, exceptionally heavy or exceptionally large, others require special handling or perhaps discharging directly to an offshore installation or another challenging location. Using a ship broker allows you to deal with the same person for every shipment but still gives you the benefit and flexibility of being able to select the most appropriate shipping company for each of your shipments.

 

Air cargo companies in Dubai

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