Working with Overseas Partners – The power of the network
Sending your goods overseas can be a scary business.
At Freedom Logistics, we often liken it to sending your children abroad without you. For most of us, it’s a frightening prospect. We know that left on their own to travel to a foreign land, our precious children could easily end up in a very real and dangerous mess!
But, we might be persuaded to allow it if they had the guiding hand of a chaperone, or a family friend to meet them. Someone we know and trust, who will be ready at the airport to greet them off the plane and look after them during their stay.
A trusted pair of hands
When it comes to shipping your goods, the same principles apply.
One of the key lynch pins a good freight forwarder relies on is a solid network of trusted overseas partners.
It’s these partners who help us to look after your goods in geographic locations where we do not have our own office.
For Freedom, as a global provider of logistics services, our overseas partners are a vital part of our business. As our clients ship all over the world, we make sure that our trusted overseas partners give piece of mind, to assure that goods arrive safely and in one piece to their intended destination.
The absolute need for trust
The most important requirement we stipulate for our overseas partners is trust.
To give our customers peace of mind, it’s essential that our overseas partners, coordinate shipments, ensure containers are loaded and unloaded to agreed time schedules, provide the correct documentation and adhere to relevant customs procedures, all to our own exacting expectations.
In short, we make sure they oversee the smooth shipment of our customers’ cargo through their particular port.
The Power of the Freedom Network
When it comes to developing our network of partners we have high standards. We only work with those that are operationally reliable, established, experienced and financially sound.
All our relationships have developed through referral, recommendations and networking. Because of this, we have complete confidence in the partners we work with.
NAF Logistics Group
Many of the the relationships we have with our partners go back many years. For instance, we have a long standing relationship with NAF Logistics in Hong Kong. Working closely with them for many years means that together we both understand and promote the same customer values.
For us, having a network of established, independent freight forwarders is a huge advantage. It is in our interests to make sure that customers’ requirements come first, every time. Putting us ahead of the multi-office corporates, for whom a customer is just another number.
Together with our partners, we are committed to delivering the high standard of service that our customers have come to expect.
Learn more about how we choose overseas partners, and how they can add value to your business by downloading our guide to our partner network – The Power of the Network.
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