When it comes to natural disasters, medical emergencies or civil unrests response time for aid relief is of the essence. In these emergency situations, which often present the greatest logistical challenges, our specialist expertise and global connections are vital to the smooth running of relief operations.
We regularly supports NGOs, governments and aid agencies to coordinate a wide range of solutions including cargo charters for heavy equipment, vehicles, tents, blankets and food supplies. Emergency and disaster relief shipping is available both inbound and outbound to Chicago, Illinois 60608 and all of nearby Cook County.
The surest defense against the chaos inflicted by a natural disaster will always be an agile, multimodal shipping strategy that can be quickly reconfigured in a crisis. For this, there’s just no substitute for an experienced logistics team with the necessary contacts and carriers base to reroute cargo away from non-functioning ports, highways, or rail lines. It’s also crucial to work with carriers who take crisis management seriously.
Shippers may want to consider committing to contracts with carriers to escape the volatility of the load boards. When possible, shippers should be willing to explore rerouting cargo through new markets, to avoid not only the hubs damaged by natural disasters, but congested secondary hubs like Atlanta.