One Agent and one phone number to remember for ALL your operations throughout the world doubled to an immediate and up-to-date reporting of vessel operations via Telex, Fax or E-mail to all parties involved.
Project management always involves several parties such as brokers, port authorities, shipping lines, etc... which require the need for a smooth coordination both in availability and time frame. In addition, a project requires constant supervision after the planning stage to make sure that all elements fit together and that any problem arising is dealt with immediately.
Lastly, the need for professional people, experienced in the shipping industry is paramount due to the complexity and of the importance of transport operations.
Transportation is not a high priority for many charterers. It is so easy to find ships on today's markets that the shipping staff tend to have a low grade background. Anyone can fix a rate at or below last done. But deeper thinking has been neglected by some charterers. Ronald Bergman, chairman, Norström & Thulin