There are currently many supply-chain problems worldwide and there are some that are specific to British Columbia because of the recent flooding and road closures. Having an experienced freight forwarder can make a big difference for clients navigating all the current supply-chain problems.
Choosing a third party logistics (3PL) company to outsource your freight can be an overwhelming task. When perusing through different shipping companies, they may all seem similar with their service offerings, which can make it difficult to narrow down the right selection. However, not all shipping companies are created equal. When deciding on the 3PL company that is going to provide you with peace of mind, qualify the provider by ensuring they have the following:
Which Is Right for Your Project Cargo or Special Handling Needs?
There’s a lot of talk in the 3PL industry regarding asset vs. non-asset-based providers. For those outside looking in, that discussion can be more than a little confusing, particularly if you’re searching for a trusted partner to take care of your project cargo or special handling requirements. Finding a trusted 3PL provider will require understanding the differences between asset and non-asset-based 3PLs.
Third-party logistics companies can provide solutions for businesses in a wide range of industries. There are many options available when it comes to choosing one of these forwarding companies. Often, businesses look for large companies because they believe that bigger is better. However, this is certainly not always the case, especially when it comes to forwarding companies.