Tag Archive: heavy cargo

Generalist, specialist or specialized in everything.

Apr 07 2015

In May 2015 the annual Breakbulk expo in Antwerp will take place. When strolling around, sometimes you see a sign which states that a certain company is the best one could ever wish for.  Specialized in heavy-lift, specialized in project cargo, specialized in offshore, specialized in oil & gas, specialized in road transport, etc. When you take a closer look at these companies and take effort to contact them for specific information, mostly they can’t provide it. Suddenly, the right...

Professional or substitute?

Jan 06 2015

Do you hire the Heavy-lift professional or his bulk experienced substitute? When sending people to the other end of the world for a supercargo or a survey job, the travelling costs are most of the time an issue for the client. Understandable. These days we have to look at every penny, dollar or euro in order to make some profit. Some clients start looking for locals abroad who can attend their load-outs and focus only on the expenses, instead of the quality...

Does the lack of expertise retain you from discovering new markets?

Dec 18 2014

Does the lack of expertise retain you from discovering new markets? Risk should not paralyze the zeal and enthusiasm of entrepreneurs or involved employees. They must be willing to take moderate risks when they believe there is a strong likelihood that they will succeed. For the entrepreneur, the brighter side of risk-taking is the possibility of success and increasing their wealth. Most dreams cannot come true unless some risks are taken. Especially in the insurance market, it’s very important to...

Just cowboys…?

May 22 2014

Sometimes we meet people on board of ships who pretend to be the king of the world; they start shouting if things are different than their mindset and always trying to convince others of their expertise. Bragging about their many load-outs and the importance of their expertise is mostly dripping of their business cards.I want this, I want that… But why? Because they say so. When these people meet someone who really knows what he’s doing, they suddenly feel intimidated....

“Can it be slightly more?”

Mar 24 2014

If you go to the shops to buy your groceries, often the question is asked “Can it be slightly more?” As often the client agrees on this, but it is hard to see how much more it will be at the end. In lashing & securing of cargo on a ship, very often more lashing will be applied then necessary. For the insurance surveyor this will be very good but for the one who has to pay for all the additional...