Project Freight - Project Forwarders work in a very specialised area of shipping. Project Forwarding describes a service that goes beyond standard freight forwarding, often involving the transport of heavier or more complicated goods.
Project Forwarders might work to oversee the movement of cargo such as heavy machinery, military equipment, yachts, aerospace equipment or structures such as oil platforms or buildings. Project Forwarding is often a turn-key service where cargo is taken ‘door to door’.
What does the job include?
- The role of Project Forwarding can involve carrying out pre-contract investigations to choose the best mode of transport. Suitable transport may include submersible barges, pontoons or heavy logistics vehicles.
- Working in Project Freight may sometimes mean infrastructure will need to be created or changed – such as widening roads, strengthening bridges or building bypasses.
- A worker in the role of a Project Forwarder will also need to ensure their projects comply with HM Customs, shipping regulations, quality requirements and safety procedures.
- A Project Forwarder will need to coordinate the administration and operational procedures for their project team.
- They may need to support team members across different areas of the company during busy periods.
- They will be responsible for coordinating logistics services and communicating with different logistics service providers.
- A Project Forwarder has to ensure that all projects are run in accordance with company policies and procedures. Workers in this role also need to ensure that projects are completed to a client’s satisfaction, including meeting cost, schedule and contractual requirements.
- A Project Forwarder needs to ensure their financial and administrative files comply with their company’s standards. They will regularly need to source pricing for rate and quote requests.
Key skills and qualifications of a Project Forwarder:
- Previous experience within Project Forwarding is desirable but in some cases being able to demonstrate strong administrative skills may be sufficient.
- Working in Project Freight requires excellent communication skills both written and verbal as this role requires daily liaison with clients and suppliers.
- A person working as a Project Forwarder will also need to work with colleagues on industrial projects on a global scale and so being organised is vital.
- You must be able to demonstrate good numeric and analysis skills.
- A Project Forwarder needs to be able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.
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