The customer suspected they were being overcharged for shipping. They were not using freight forwarders, instead allowing manufacturers to arrange for the ocean-freight shipping of the heavy equipment from China to Canada.
MIQ Logistics analyzed the size, weight and timing of product being exported from China to determine if there were opportunities at origin to combine loads and reduce the number of shipping containers each month.
MIQ Logistics implemented a load optimization plan, which combines smaller pumping units with extra parts from larger units. For their larger pieces, which normally shipped on flat racks, MIQ Logistics negotiated higher weight limits with the ocean lines. This resulted in drastically reducing the customer’s container count and ocean-freight costs.
MIQ Logistics saved the customer more than $24,000 on the first shipment handled for them. Estimated annualized savings are $150,000 for just one of the customer’s product models. Industry expertise and product knowledge in both China and North America contribute to smooth supply-chain operations.