LOGISTICS, IMPORT/EXPORT PLANNING
Don’t take your favorite logistics provider’s costs at face value. Often, establishing the most cost efficient and stable logistics platform requires meticulous planning, competing bids to drive down prices, and careful route/seasonal analysis to mitigate delays and losses of product.
CEC’s network of suppliers has been selected to provide a diverse array of transportation services, such as:
- Barge transportation
- Bonded, Dangerous-Good Warehousing
- Ocean, Rail and Truck transport
- Special projects – oversized, temperature-controlled, next flight out
- Heavy lift transportation and handling
By conducting the necessary studies, and surveys, CEC’s logistics consultancy business provides a vendor-neutral objective assessment to the best course of action for your logistics planning.
LOGISTICS REPRESENTATION, POWER OF ATTORNEY
Businesses should focus on growing their business. Often, we find that this should not include managing the timing, responsibilities, and endless paperwork that comes with shipping and transportation. CEC is able to provide cost-effective outsourcing for management of logistics departments for small, medium and large sized companies.
Our team is all FITT certified and often have a post-graduate degree with a second language. Each management contract is assigned a Project Manager and a 24/7 phone number. Along with this, CEC is granted Power of Attorney, and in the past has integrated with accounts payable/receivable, in order to file the proper documentation with the relevant vendors and Federal, State and Customs Clearance authorities.
CREDIT, POLITICAL RISK INSURANCE
CEC is able to offer a wide range of trade credit and political risk mitigation insurance solutions through our trusted partners. Having purchased, consulted on, and partnered with vendors on these types of insurance policies numerous times, CEC is capable to guide you through the underwriting process.
Credit Insurance (Accounts Receivable)
- insolvency of the buyer
- protracted default
- repudiation (non-acceptance of goods)
- contract frustration and other political risks
- domestic buyers
- export buyers
- single buyer
- excess of loss
Political Risk Insurance
- foreign assets
- bank accounts
- equipment and inventory
- project investment
- inconvertibility and non-transfer
- license cancellation
- kidnap and ransom
- war and revolution
- sovereign payment default
- contract frustration
TERMS OF TRADE ADVISORY
International contracts for the delivery of goods and services are complicated endeavours. Often their clauses are dozens, if not hundreds, of pages long that are designed to mitigate risk and establish responsibilities between both parties. These “terms of trade” can be contentious, and in such number are often under-researched or even borrowed from other sources. CEC has brokered thousands of international transactions across a range of industries and jurisdictions. This wealth of expertise can assist your company avoid common pitfalls and provide a strong foundation for subsequent transactions.