September 13 - The International Freight Logistics Network (IFLN), a global organisation of freight forwarders and logistics companies, has launched the IFLN Global Projects network, specialising in project freight forwarding.
IFLN president Michel Vanlerberghe explained that only cargo agents with experience and a high degree of capability in the field of project forwarding will form part of the growing network, which already has 40 members.
According to Vanlerberghe, the decision to establish a new network was driven by IFLN's desire to develop and grow through offering different specialisations.
Vanlerberghe stated: "We knew from talking to our members that a large number of them specialise in project forwarding - far more so than just handling an occasional outsize or heavy load. Then, we discussed the option of launching a network dedicated to this market and assessed what the members would like to see from such a grouping."
The network will also provide an alternative to multinational forwarders, which may not have adequate coverage and equipment in every part of the world, says Vanlerberghe. "IFLN offers global project logistic services with a dedicated team and experts in every local market - we have the expertise and equipment in place to handle project shipping, wherever it may be required."
"There are other project cargo networks out there, but this one is different," adds Randy Durham, IFLN's general manager."IFLN Global Projects network only accepts as members those who are highly proficient project forwarders. This is not about having as many members as possible. It's about having project freight forwarder experts who are also specialists in their local markets."
IFLN says it will thoroughly vet all prospective members, and no member is able to act as the network's representative in any more than three countries, while no country can be covered by more than three IFLN Global Projects network members.
Randy Durham, IFLN General Manager