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For large jobs that require the coordinated transport and customs clearance of over-dimensional, overweight and high-value project cargo – those moves that usually combine complex logistical challenges with project-critical timelines – Cole International’s Project Logistics team has the know-how and experience to get the job done…on time, on budget, anywhere in the world.

For Canadian and U.S. clients in energy, mining, manufacturing, aerospace, oil and gas, and countless other industries, Cole International delivers highly personalized Project Logistics Management services, deftly executing a full range of transportation, customs brokerage and customs compliance requirements.

The know-how you need, from kickoff to completion

Cole International has been in the logistics business for over half a century – your assurance that you’ll be getting professional guidance, comprehensive regulatory knowledge and reliable logistics services that are second to none. During that time, we’ve developed deep understandings of what it takes to make complex project logistics look easy:

  • As every project is unique, every logistics strategy demands a fully customized, hands-on approach

  • Planning and managing these complex cargo shipments requires the flexibility, creativity and insight that come only with experience

  • Success depends on skilful coordination of many moving parts, careful oversight and proactive troubleshooting by people who’ve seen – and successfully dealt with – every conceivable logistics issue

  • Typically occurring apart from a company’s normal business activities, these specialized shipments have high visibility and impact – two factors that point to one simple truth: failure is not an option.

Our Experience

The know-how you need, from kickoff to completion

Many companies have in-house teams that are highly adept with day-to-day procurement and logistics matters. But for major project cargo shipments that leave zero margin for error, specialized experience is mission critical.

Backed by broad domestic and international experience and armed with unmatched knowledge of the logistics landscape and its regulatory complexities, our Project Logistics professionals skillfully manage shipments of any size, anywhere. Their experience spans the entire project timeline, and their highly coordinated team approach ensures every important detail gets the attention it requires.

The combined experience of Cole International’s Project Logistics team is staggering:

  • Together, the members of our Project Logistics Management team have more than 50 years of experience in the freight forwarding of major project cargo – from delivering wind turbines to relocating refineries to transporting a live whale from Vancouver to the Far East! Having moved units that weighed more than 225,000 kilograms (500,000 pounds) and measured more than 90 metres (300 feet) in length, “too big” simply isn’t in the team’s vocabulary. They’ve successfully managed logistics for projects whose transportation spend topped $3 million

  • In managing the customs clearance of project shipments and keeping the compliance side of the project logistics picture watertight, Cole International’s Project Logistics team has 75 years’ cumulative experience spanning projects whose total construction value exceeds $97 billion.

Our Approach

A coordinated, collaborative approach to complex shipments

At every step along the project logistics timeline, the members of our specialized Project Logistics team will invest themselves fully in the challenge of moving your cargo from origin to destination. Through every phase – from planning to execution to post-delivery support, they’ll maintain the highest possible levels of communication, accountability and strategic guidance.

Because we have a complete, big-picture understanding of the project logistics landscape, our clients realize exceptional value when they involve Cole International at the earliest stages of logistics planning. Ideally, we like to collaborate with engineering and EPCM firms even as the cargo to be shipped is being designed and constructed – something that allows us to collaboratively develop the most sensible and economic transportation plan and put an airtight seal on all matters of customs compliance.

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