Project & Cargo Logistics
The Kinetix Project Cargo and Logistics Division specializes in the design and implementation of freight forwarding, warehousing and supply chain management solutions for US Government agencies and their contractors operating in developing countries. Kinetix maintains exceptional past performance in the management of complex logistics projects incorporating global, single source accountability for expediting, warehousing, materials management, export compliance, freight management, customs clearance and last mile deliveries to virtually any destination in the world.
Kinetix has handled numerous FAR, AIDAR, DFAR, and ITAR-compliant freight forwarding and logistics contracts encompassing the supply chain management of every conceivable commodity to locations as diverse as Afghanistan, Iraq, South Sudan, Haiti, and the DRC. Our considerable travel and first-hand experience in developing countries gives us the ability to respond to volatile changes in political climates, host government regulations and seasonal conditions impacting logistical efficiency.
Our success with providing logistics solutions on both large and small scale projects is credited to our unique, integrated project management structure. Kinetix International Logistics combines financial strength, institutional knowledge, advanced IT support, proactive communication and a company culture of “thinking outside the box” to provide our clients with a level of service that is assumed to be unattainable by our competition and translates into significant cost and time savings.
As a non-asset based 3PL, Kinetix International Logistics provides a proficient and comprehensive set of integrated services leveraging our unique expertise and customer service for fixed or contingency requirements.
Route Studies and Consultation
Kinetix deploys logistics managers to your project destination to survey transportation infrastructures, host country regulations and effective local agents. It’s this thorough understanding of the logistics environment that allows our staff of experienced professionals to develop a transportation plan with cargo speed, safety and cost effectiveness in mind.
Rapid Quote Response
Kinetix values your time and it is our goal to insure you receive an accurate and timely quote response from us within 24 hours of your request. You will be proactively notified should additional time be needed for larger or more complex quote requests.
Expediting Purchase Orders with Vendors
Kinetix initiates full control of your supply chain by actively engaging your commodity vendors to determine order completion. We then create a transportation plan based on the production schedules. This process provides our clients with critical decision making information mitigating project downtime at destination.
Kinetix serves as a valuable and knowledgeable partner to our clients to ensure that imports, exports and exporting procedures are consistent with US government regulations. The Kinetix logistics team can provide export compliance audits, commodity classification assistance and a host of other solutions tailored for your organization.
Export Packing and Crating
Kinetix International Logistics is adept at minimizing damages to freight while in transit. Depending on cargo type, Kinetix provides customized packaging ranging from shrink wrapping to full export crating. Our extensive experience in shipping cargo to developing countries affords us with an understanding of the conditions freight can be exposed to during transit and how to export pack the cargo so that it will be delivered securely. Air shipments are packed in wooden crates or tri-wall containers to ensure cargo integrity and for easy handling. Ocean shipments can be custom crated as necessary right on the premises. All dangerous and hazardous goods are dispatched by our warehouse staff to a licensed hazardous materials packer for proper containerization prior to export.
Kinetix utilizes all modes of transportation to move your cargo including rail, truck, ocean going vessel, barge and aircraft. We are an FMC licensed OTI (ocean transportation intermediary) with extensive past performance in the transport of full container loads (FCL), less than container loads (LCL), less than truck loads (LTL) and trailer loads (TL). Kinetix is also a TSA certified indirect air carrier providing air freight services including air charters, regular break bulk, rolling stock, and oversize break bulk.
Our highly trained staff, advanced IT capability and communication links to agents and carriers throughout the world allows us to plan, coordinate, transport, clear, and deliver any kind of shipment to any destination. Our global reach is fully complemented by logistics professionals utilizing an advanced shipment management system for preparing documents, coordinating routes and tracking shipments on a real-time basis.
Reporting and Tracking
Kinetix is the industry leader in providing precise, real-time reporting and tracking information to support your project management needs. We utilize highly trained logistics professionals and an expandable, state of the art, computerized cargo tracking system called Odyssey. Odyssey is a Windows based client/server system that traces purchase order line and sub line items through receiving, export packing and forwarding to final delivery. Odyssey creates all necessary shipping documentation and prepares reports for our clients so that they can follow an individual purchase order component through each stage of its transport to the final destination. For high value or sensitive shipments requiring advanced tracking capability, Kinetix offers continuous, real-time visibility to your assets via the installation of a tracking device that uses Iridium, GPS, RFID and other wireless sensors to pinpoint its location via Google Earth mapping.
Receiving, Inspection and Warehousing
The Kinetix materials management system provides global efficiency, accountability and visibility for any number and size of commodities. Kinetix provides receiving, inspection and materials protection techniques tailored to clients operating in developing countries. Cargo delivered to a Kinetix warehouse is meticulously inspected for damage, shortage or US government acquisition compliance. After the receiving and inspection procedure is completed, Kinetix can provide a cadre of specialty warehouse services such as consolidation, kitting, over packing and crating for standard, hazardous or temperature controlled cargo
Vessels and Aircraft Chartering
In addition to transporting cargo on commercial aircraft and ocean vessels, Kinetix has extensive experience in part-charter and full charter options for both air and ocean shipments. Chartering is an effective method for delivering high volume, oversize or out of gauge cargo. We even utilize it to circumvent risk and delays over dangerous overland routes. We routinely by-pass the charter brokers and negotiate directly with the carriers so as to achieve a better service at more competitive rates.
The staff of Kinetix maintains IATA (air), IMDG (ocean) and 49 CFR (ground) transportation compliance and certifications. We regularly ship everything from radioactive material for US government agencies to explosives for global demining projects. Kinetix is also a licensed DDTC supplier with the US Department of State and our logistics professionals have first-hand experience handling, tracking and record-keeping for cargo exporting under DSP-5 and DSP-94 export licenses.
Kinetix is one of the fastest growing providers of domestic and international logistics support for commercial and retail cargo projects such as store format revitalizations and factory transfers. Our logistics professionals provide single source accountability for project planning, supplier management, materials management, warehousing, tear down, installation, distribution and disposal services.
Kinetix maintains extraordinarily low claims ratios given the difficulty of our shipping destinations. This is a testament to our successful integration of shipment planning, packing and tracking combined with our institutional knowledge of the risk factors in each developing country. Our consistently low claims ratios gives us the ability to offer our clients comprehensive all risk transit insurance at incredibly low rates. In the unlikely event a claim is filed, it will be handled congenially and in the best interests of our client.
Kinetix is recognized as an industry leader in the rapid and accurate custom clearances of duty exempt project cargo shipments worldwide. This results in increased productivity and reduced project down time. Our team of specialists emphasizes accurate detail in the preparation of export documentation and effective communication with government agencies worldwide. Frequent travel to host countries and meetings with local customs officials and agents provides Kinetix with an exceptional understanding of each country’s customs processes.
Last Mile Delivery
Kinetix has the breadth of experience to operate in environments that discourage risk adverse logistics companies. Our company culture of intelligent risk mitigation and thinking outside the box provides our clients with world class service to some of the most remote and austere areas in the world. We will work right alongside your “outside the wire” project teams to perform deliveries others would think impossible.