The physical transport of the manufactured components, fittings and furnishings to construction sites is a crucial part of the project. As such, Logistics will be treated as a project within a project with special importance.
The BCI evaluates favourable and limiting factors to identify potential challenges and develop contingency management measures. The process entails the collection of finished items at the manufacturing facility, transport by land to the nearest international port and shipment by sea to the port of destination. The cargo will be met by the local team, trained and well-prepared for transportation of the units directly to the site, or to temporary storage facilities as planned.
Due to the size and weight of the cargo, we anticipate that the most feasible and cost-effective means of transportation from the overseas manufacturing facility to the subject country is by sea. During the R&D phase, we assessed various packaging methods, routes and key agents, and develop good working relationships with the most competent service providers with appropriate experience in this type and scale of freight. These became BCI Transport Associates who provide shipping services, transport and related insurance advice for our projects.
Cargo in transit to the port of exit is accompanied and managed by our operations director and his team. Security and insurance arrangements are made to prevent and cover damage or theft in transit. The units arriving at the port of destination are met by our operations director who takes delivery of the items having made prior arrangements for temporary storage and progressive transport to the project site.