One of the common freight forwarding jobs that the Bruning International team does is plant relocation. Plant relocation has very specific logistic constraints and requires our team to use our full services to ensure that all of the items at an industrial plant are properly packaged and shipped to their final destination. This is especially true for companies that are moving internationally overseas or have large project cargo that needs special packaging designed.
The beginning step of any plant relocation job is to lay out all of the details that need to be considered. This includes origin and destination. For international relocation, our team will need to consider customs clearance and fulfillment for all of the goods being shipped. Beyond that, we need to create organized itemized lists of everything being shipped and the dimensions/shipping restraints that will apply to all of these goods. Heavy machinery may require specialized equipment for loading and unloading of goods. Similarly, delicate items can require specialized packaging including crating to ensure that goods do not get damaged in transit. Bruning International can provide custom made crating that is designed for domestic and international travel, and can be built at our warehouse or, depending on the job, on-site at your location.
Another consideration will be the logistical obstacles in freight forwarding. As mentioned above, international travel adds a level of complexity, especially with forms and customs. But aside from this, there are many other potential obstacles to plant relocation. The most important aspect of plant relocation is that all of the property arrives at the new location on the correct schedule so that it can be easily unpacked and setup. For industries with large machinery, it is important that there are unloading and unpacking options setup so freight can be moved from the port inland, and eventually, it can be unpacked professionally. For breakbulk shipping, multiple pieces of a machine will need to arrive at the same time, be moved through customs, moved inland via truck or other transportation, and then reassembled on location. All of these factors are vastly dependent on the needs and assets of a company which is why every plant relocation presents its own unique challenges. At Bruning International, we have years of experience problem solving and finding freight solutions that not only create successful plant relocations but also find the most secure and affordable options.
If you are planning to move your plant across the country or across the world, contact us online or give us a call. Our team would love to go over the details of your move and show you how we can take away the headache of planning and executing such a large project.