About our Project Freight Network
CLC Projects is a project freight network of small and medium sized project freight forwarders.
Our project freight network was established in January 2012. Owned and operated by professionals with background in liner shipping, project freight forwarding, cargo surveying and airfreight.
Benefits of Joining CLC Projects Network of Project Freight Forwarders
- CLC Projects links companies together to form a powerful, strong and global alliance of like-minded companies
- Together as a team members are able to compete with larger/global players
- The owners and the team together support members 100%
- CLC Projects provides guidance in nominating the most suitable of our members to work on your project cargo transportation needs
- You can be assured of prompt answer and a clear yes/no if we can/cannot help you with your inquiry
- Transparency and straight forward dialogue with any potential customer is a hallmark of CLC Projects
- Face to face meeting opportunities 1 to 2 times/year at our global conferences
- The conference meeting schedules are made for you, everyone meets everyone
- Business Intelligence/Sales leads are regularly sent to every single member
Shipowners are welcome to join our network and meet/mingle at our conferences
Membership Guidelines For CLC Projects Network
CLC Projects Network Definition:
- CLC Projects is a sales driven network whose aim is promoting interaction and successful sales results between members on a global scale.
CLC Projects Membership Fees:
- USD 2,000 per year to be paid once a year and which is non-refundable.
- Payment is due 30 days after receipt of invoice.
CLC Projects Quantity of Members Allowed:
- Generally 2 members per country except for in the cases of very large or populous countries. Generally India, China, USA and Brazil are permitted 5-8 members each, whilst countries with populations over 80 million are permitted a maximum 3 members.
CLC Projects Conferences:
- Conference and network gathering frequency: twice per year.
- A maximum of 4 participants from any one company can attend.
- Attending one conference in 2 years is mandatory.
CLC Projects Rules of Communication:
- Communication must be efficient and speedy at all times. A clear NO is required instead of stalling or failing to reply. Non-timely communication and non-timely following up of sales leads received from the network may result in exclusion from the network.
- Sales leads given to alternate members in the case of no response.
- Investigation by CLC Projects if a minimum of 2 members complain independently of each other about lack of communication. This may result in exclusion from the network.
- Any email MUST be replied to within 48 hours EVEN if containing little or no update.
CLC Projects Sales Leads:
- Sales leads are provided on a regular basis by CLC Projects to the members.
- Sales leads are derived from the internet, attending trade shows, intel from various sources etc. and may/may not be current, however it is the duty of the member to follow up and to give feedback to another member counterpart if more members have received the lead.
- Sales leads given to e.g. members in Switzerland and the Philippines must also be followed up by the same and must NOT be given to any company's own office in the origin or destination countries.
- Sales leads may be freely used if there is no active response from any member or no interest, as the case may be.
- CLC Projects also reserve the right to forward leads to others in the cases of consistent inaction, no-showing and/or lack of communication.
CLC Projects Payment Rules Between Members:
- CLC Projects does NOT have a payment insurance scheme. We have determined that members generally have their own insurance and instead we have kept the membership fees at the same level since our beginning in 2012.
- CLC Projects is a network only and does NOT take any responsibility for business entered into between members.
- CLC Projects will assist to push members to pay freights and charges due and will, after due deliberation, exclude any member found to be in breach of common standards with regards to payment, codes of conduct and proper ethics in business.
- CLC Projects will publish in its own newsletter, as well as in www.projectcargo-weekly.com, a list of delinquent payers or companies that have been found to be dishonest in their dealings. CLC Projects will also announce the companies on www.freightdeadbeats.com
- CLC Projects Members have a duty to NOTIFY the management of the network in case of an unreasonable delay of payment. Please inform firstname.lastname@example.org if such a case occurs.
- CLC Projects does its best to choose reliable and recommended members, but things can change rapidly in this business and companies that were once considered creditworthy and trustworthy can for whatever reason change overnight. In this eventuality, CLC Projects does not take any responsibility for the due diligence and the duty of freight collection and business interaction is ALWAYS a matter between the members themselves.
- We cannot be a judge and jury but we will do our best to support, push and name and shame defaulters and irresponsible members, as well as exclude them without delay.
CLC Projects Network Exclusion Rules:
Any member may be excluded in circumstances including (but not limited to) the following:
- A minimum of 2 independent members have complained about unreasonable payment delays.
- The membership fee for inclusion in the network has not been paid.
- The communication rules are not adhered to.
- Conduct at conferences is inappropriate or 'uncalled for'.
By joining CLC Projects members agree to abide by these guidelines.
Bo H. Drewsen
CLC Projects Network