Bigger & Heavier

While oversize deliveries and project shipments share commonalities, we distinguish them due to certain differences inherent in both categories.

For us, project shipments require exclusive consultancy right from the start of the business at the engineering level to outline transportation methods, the sequence of instruments involved, and seasonal route conditions. It would be oversimplified to classify, for example, the transport of windmills from Denmark to Baku as Oversize Transport if the project spans 9 months, covers 3 seasons, and utilizes more than two modal delivery structures like truck and barge. At Asgard, we approach Project Shipments through the following steps:

Understanding Customers' Needs: We visit the customer at their plant where shipments will commence loading. We discuss all requirements in specific detail, including topics such as target budget, insurance, past experiences, regional route conditions, seasonal conditions of the route countries, and lead times.

Preparing Feasibility Report: Feasibility reports typically consist of two alternative solutions with different routes and budget suggestions. It takes from one week to one month to compile a full feasibility report, including exact steps of delivery using Project Lead Times charts, routes, seasonal remarks, detailed loading, transfer, checkpoint maps, and general service conditions provided by Asgard. Our project feasibility report also serves as a firm service and price quotation to the customer.

Start Up and Running the Project: For projects that extend beyond three months, we assign an in-house Project Manager who exclusively manages the customer's project, adhering to the schedules mentioned in the Feasibility Report. This allows us to gather all necessary information peer to peer from the shipper or consignee to make decisions as needed.

Finalization Acknowledgment Letter: The Finalization Acknowledgment Letter is signed by the receiver first and sent to Asgard. After necessary checks, we sign the letter and provide it to the shipper. Once the shipper signs the F.A.L., we officially close the project as accomplished.